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Horacio Verbitsky

Horacio Verbitsky (born 1942 in Buenos Aires) is a prominent Argentinian investigative journalist and author. He writes for the left-leaning Argentine newspaper Pagina/12 and heads up the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), an Argentinian human-rights organization.

In his country, Verbitsky plays a major role in the uncovering of corruption in political affairs. In 1991, his story on the brother-in-law of ex president Carlos Menem and his maneuver to obtain a bribe from a company for the granting of a tax exemption, resulted in the nationwide Swiftgate scandal. Verbitsky was questioned by Menem but the accusations were found to have solid grounds, and the ex president was forced to change half his cabinet in an attempt to regain the lost political credibility.

Verbitsky was also active in organizations promoting the free press, such as Periodistas, the former Latin American organization for the free press, which he helped found.

Related websites

Verbitsky y su militancia en Montoneros: "Participe en enfrentamientos armados y, por suerte, no murio nadie"

Verbitsky y su militancia en Montoneros: "Participe en enfrentamientos armados y, por suerte, no murio nadie"

Fallo favorable a Montoneros de la Camara Federal





Breaking the silence: the Catholic Church in Argentina and the "dirty war"


Eduardo Febbro, Paris, Pagina/12

Committee for Protection Journalist

Human Rights Watch

Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), human rights organization, Argentina

newspaper Pagina/12, Argentina

New Iberoamerican Journalism Foundation

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