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Haroldo Conti was an Argentine writer, screenwriter, teacher and latin professor. On May 5, 1976 he disappeared during the Proceso de Reorganizacion Nacional military dictatorship, on this day the "Dia del Escritor Bonaerense" (Day of the Buenos Aires writer) is held in his honour.
Conti was born in Chacabuco, Buenos Aires. He was the son of Petronila Lombardi and Pedro Conti, who was the founder of the Chacabuco Peronist party. He studied Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, he finished his studies in 1954 and wrote the film "La bestia debe morir".
Conti had a passion for the Tigre river and the Parana Delta, it features in several of his works and in 1960 he built a boat "El Alejandra" which he used on the Tigre.
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