Galtieri, Leopoldo Fortunato
, 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 Islands
, 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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