Galtieri, Leopoldo Fortunato

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Galtieri, Leopoldo Fortunato

(lā'əpōl`dō fôr'to͞onä`tō gältyĕ`rē), 1926–2003, Argentine general, president of Argentina (1981–82). Army commander and a member of the ruling military junta, when president he ordered the invasion of the British-held Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
, Span. Islas Malvinas, group of islands (2012 pop. 2,563), 4,618 sq mi (11,961 sq km), S Atlantic, c.300 mi (480 km) E of the Strait of Magellan. The islands are a British overseas territory; the capital is Stanley.
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, which Argentina occupied in Apr., 1982. After the British recaptured (June 14, 1982) the islands, he was forced to resign, convicted of negligence, and imprisoned (1986–89). In July, 2002, he was arrested on charges of human rights abuses during the so-called dirty war against Argentine leftists during the late 1970s and early 1980s, but he died six months later.
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Mr Wigley insists that General Leopoldo Galtieri, who led the Argentine military dictatorship at the time of the invasion, bears the burden of blame for the conflict but he argues it is essential that relations are healed.
Or General Galtieri, the ogre of that memorable summer of 1982.
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Galtieri did the same in Argentina and got his fingers badly burned.
Galtieri did exactly the same in Argentina with regard to the Falklands and got his fingers badly burnt
Britain and Argentina went to war over the islands in 1982 when the Argentinean government of General Leopold Galtieri took the islands by force and Britain sent a military task force to the South Atlantic to retake them, resulting in the deaths of 649 Argentinean and 255 British personnel, as well as 3 islanders.
He said the Argentinian military was not the same power as it was under General Leopoldo Galtieri, when the Falklands were invaded in 1982.
Argentina's then-president, General Leopoldo Fortunato) Galtieri saw to it that didn't happen.
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Above all, I remember the footage of the sinister Junta - General Galtieri, Brigadier Lami Dozo and Admiral Anaya, names that still make me shiver and think of the misery and oppression they imposed on the Argentinian people.
The ex-senator also likened her to Argentine dictator General Galtieri who ordered the 1982 invasion and had thousands murdered in a war against his own people, The Sun reports.