Former US President Carter Awarded Order of the Liberator San Martín

Argentina awarded former US President Jimmy Carter with the Order of the Liberator San Martín for his role in advocating for human rights during Argentina’s last military dictatorship. The ceremony took place at the Carter Center in Atlanta on Nov. 13.

The award is the Argentina’s highest recognition for officials from foreign countries. The Secretary of Human Rights, Claudio Avruj, noted that Carter took many steps to protect human rights in the face of disappearances being conducted by the military junta. Carter thanked the government of Mauricio Macri, and described his actions during the dark period of Argentine history.

“I am profoundly honored to receive this award and inspired for the future of Argentina,” Carter said. The former…

Original published: 2017-11-14 17:02:31 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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