Today is a public holiday in Argentina, known as Día de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia, or the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, to commemorate the victims of the Dirty War.
It's the anniversary of the coup d'état of 1976 that toppled a government that was fighting anyone on the left of politics. The Dirty War, or Guerra Sucia, was the name used by the Argentine military government for this period of state terrorism against political dissidents. In those days military and security forces clashed with anyone believed to be associated with socialism.
The end of the Dirty War seems a good reason to celebrate with a holiday or, if you're not in Argentina, a Dirty Martini.
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