January 17, 1988 |
Rebel leader Lt. Col. Aldo Rico, who escaped from house arrest on Friday, and a group of sympathizers that include the chief of an army garrison, have taken over an infantry unit in Monte Caseros, the Army said early today. Gen. Jose Caridi, the army chief of staff, said in a communique that Rico, the head of a three-day revolt in a military school last April, and "some followers" began occupying Infantry Regiment 4 in Monte Caseros, 450 miles north of this capital, Saturday afternoon.
January 19, 1988 |
Renegade Lt. Col. Aldo Rico surrendered Monday after skirmishes with loyal government forces, ending a weekend rebellion by disgruntled Argentine army officers. Three government soldiers were reported wounded in fighting in the vicinity of the northern infantry regiment that was controlled by Rico until late afternoon. Mutinies in several other provincial army units and at an airport in Buenos Aires produced tense confrontations but ended without shooting.
October 22, 1989 |
Two Argentine army colonels and three captains involved in two rebellions against former President Raul Alfonsin were stripped of their rank and discharged from the army. The measures were the first sanctions applied against military rebel leaders by the administration of President Carlos Saul Menem, Alfonsin's successor. The army said the officers included Lt. Col. Aldo Rico, who led uprisings in April, 1987, and January, 1988.
September 29, 1987 |
Army Chief of Staff Jose D. Caridi faced down a threatened rebellion Monday by an infantry regiment outside of Buenos Aires, sacked a dissident officer and ordered an investigation into insubordination by officers opposing senior commanders. The dissident officer, Lt. Col. Dario Fernandez Maguer, surrendered quietly to Caridi and left the 3rd Infantry Regiment in La Tablada, a suburb of Buenos Aires. Talking to reporters before his departure, Fernandez said he is now "an ex-regimental commander."
April 17, 1987 |
Rebellious army officers took over a second Argentine military garrison today to press demands for an end to human rights trials, and President Raul Alfonsin approved the use of force to quell the uprisings. Gen. Hector Rios Erenu, the army chief of staff, said the bases in Cordoba and Buenos Aires will be retaken "with all the means at our disposal."