The election of populist Juan Peron in 1946 brought expanded economic and social rights to the working class. Consequently his popularity continued to rise, although the armed forces staged a coup in 1955, resulting in Peron’s nearly twenty-year exile. By 1973 Argentina’s economy had fallen apart and the still popular Peronist party gained the support needed for Peron’s return. With terrorism on the rise, the government granted a special executive authority to the military, allowing Peron to imprison people indefinitely without a trial, signaling a change in the government's priorities towards human rights.
"Human Rights in Latin America: Human Rights in Argentina,"
Human Rights & Human Welfare: Vol. 6:
1, Article 31.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/hrhw/vol6/iss1/31