ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Obama, Macri Pay Tribute to Victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'

Obama, Macri Pay Tribute to Victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'

Following Argentina's elections and change in leadership, U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to the Latin American nation to extend diplomatic ties to the new president, Mauricio Macri.

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Thursday morning the two leaders paid tribute to victims of Argentina's "Dirty War" at the Parque de la Memoria (Remembrance Park), as Obama continues efforts to bring light to the U.S.'s role in one of the region's most repressive dictatorships.

Human rights groups have condemned U.S. involvement in backing authoritarian regimes in Latin America, which extended to Argentina during the 1976 to 1983 period.

Obama's visit coincides with the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup that opened a period of military rule that continues to haunt Argentina.

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