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Jorge Taiana


Jorge Enrique Taiana (born 31 May 1950) is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician, currently Foreign Minister (canciller) in the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, after occupying the same post during the previous government of Nestor Kirchner. His father was Jorge Alberto Taiana, colleague of and doctor to Juan Peron.

Jorge Taiana studied sociology and was awarded a Master's Degree in Social Sciences at the Latin American Social Science Institute (FLACSO). He was a researcher at the National University of Quilmes and worked in the field of human rights.

In the 1970s, Taiana worked alongside his father in the Ministry of Education as Head of Cabinet and was a militant Peronist and founding Descamisado. Despite being threatened by the Triple A, he decided to remain in the country. He was imprisoned in 1975 and spent seven years in jail without a trial, mostly in the prison of Rawson.

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