- Title: Trudeau honours victims of Argentina’s Dirty War
- Date: 18th November 2016
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (NOVEMBER 18, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER, JUSTIN TRUDEAU, VISITING REMEMBRANCE PARK (PARQUE DE LA MEMORIA), A MEMORIAL TO THOSE DISAPPEARED DURING THE 1976-83 MILITARY DICTATORSHIP HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, VICTORIA DONDA, WHOSE PARENTS DISAPPEARED DURING DICTATORSHIP, WALKING NEXT TO TRUDEAU VARIOUS OF TRUDEAU, WALKING AROUND PARK AND LISTENING TO PEOPLE EXPLAIN THE STORY IT REPRESENTS FLAG OF CANADA VARIOUS OF TRUDEAU AND OTHERS THROWING FLOWERS INTO RIVER IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DISAPPEARED FLOWERS FLOATING VARIOUS OF TRUDEAU LEAVING AND SIGNING MESSAGE IN VISITORS BOOK AT PARK TRUDEAU LISTENING
- Embargoed: 3rd December 2016 17:03
- Keywords: Argentina Canada Justin Trudeau dirty war
- Location: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- City: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- Country: Argentina
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00158Z36TJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:On the second day of his visit to Argentina, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Remembrance Park (Parque de la Memoria) in Buenos Aires on Friday (November 18).
Trudeau is in Buenos Aires to boost relations with South America's second largest economy.
The park, situated in front of the La Plata River (Rio de la Plata) estuary in the northern end of the Belgrano section of Buenos Aires, is a memorial to the victims of the country's 1976-83 "Dirty War," when a military dictatorship killed as many as 30,000 people in a crackdown on left-wing opponents.
Trudeau was accompanied by Victoria Donda, a human rights activist, whose parents disappeared during that time.
The PM threw a flower into the river in memory of the victims.
Trudeau is slated to also attend a luncheon given by the Argentina-Canada Chamber of Commerce where he will participate in a moderated discussion.
According to official statistics, Canadian direct investment in Argentina has topped $4.6 billion dollars and Canadian merchandise exports to the South American nation have quadrupled to just over $175 million dollars.
On Thursday (November 17), Trudeau met with Argentine President Mauricio Macri.
The two leaders have vowed to work on free trade deals between their nations.
Following Argentina, Trudeau will travel to Peru on Friday evening for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.
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