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CAVALLO BEHIND BARS



 
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In this real-life story of dictators, political agents, and secret identities, Argentine businessman Ricardo Miguel Cavallo used the code name "Serpico" as an officer of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976-1983. During this "Dirty War," Cavallo allegedly committed horrific acts of torture and terrorism against the citizenry--and he almost got away with it. In 2000, the slippery businessman was living in Mexico when Spain finally indicted him for his crimes. Despite Mexico's determination to extradite him, Cavallo appealed the decision, leading to a lengthy series of legal maneuverings. This documentary is an impassioned plea against such impunity. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Shula Erenberg/Laura Imperiale/Maria Ines Roque---Mexico---2006---50 mins.