Bignone, Reynaldo Benito
1928 - Born on the 21st of January in Morón, Buenos Aires.
1976-1983 - General Bignone tried to condition the return to democracy by imposing limits to any future investigation of human rights violations that had taken place during the military dictatorship and "Dirty War".
1982-1983 - Served as Argentine general and the de facto president.
1983 - Rejected his proposal by the civilian political parties and the Trial of the Juntas ordered by President Alfonsín.
1999 - After the reopening of trials for misappropriation of children, Bignone was again placed at the disposal of the courts.
2006 - He is currently under house arrest.
2007 - In March, he was arrested and taken into custody at a military base outside Buenos Aires as part of an investigation into past human rights abuses.
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