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Enrique Gorriaran Merlo

Enrique Haroldo Gorriaran Merlo (18 October 1941 22 September 2006) was an Argentine revolutionary and guerrilla leader, born in San Nicolas de los Arroyos, Buenos Aires Province.

His family was affiliated with the Radical Civic Union, but at the age of 27 Gorriaran Merlo joined the Trotskyist Workers Revolutionary Party (PRT), and then took part in the foundation of its armed wing, the People's Revolutionary Army (ERP). He was a leader of the PRT and the ERP during the late 1960s and until the mid-1970s, including the beginning of the Argentine Dirty War, under the brief government of Hector Jose Campora (1973), the third term of Juan Peron and the rule of Isabel Martinez de Peron, cut short by the coup that started the National Reorganization Process (1976).

He lived in Rosario, 70 km from his birth town, and worked for two years in the Swift frozen meat plant, until joining the clandestine insurgency around 1970. In an interview he mentioned that insurgent organizations gained thousands of recruits in the area at the time. Gorriaran Merlo led the first armed attack of ERP there, the capture of Police Station No. 24, in 1971.

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