Jose Ignacio Rucci
Assassinated Argentine politicians
Argentines of Italian descent
People murdered in Argentina
Members of the Argentine CGT
Assassinated Argentine politicians Forum
Jose Ignacio Rucci was an Argentine politician, general secretary of the CGT (General Confederation of Labour) starting in 1970. Close to populist leader Juan Peron, and a chief representative of the "syndical bureaucracy" (the trade-union movement's right wing); he was assassinated in 1973.
Jose Ignacio Rucci strongly opposed himself to the unionist Agustin Tosco, the leader of the Cordoba trade union Luz y Fuerza, who held a more leftist position than Rucci, and opposed the syndical bureaucracy's "participationist" (pragmatic) stance towards the military government of General Juan Carlos Ongania, installed in 1966.
Years later, the Montoneros' leadership unofficially recognized their responsibility in Rucci's assassination, which emotionally shook the unsentimental Peron, who cried for the first time in public. The majority of the Montoneros admitted this murder, which prompted Peron to support Lopez Rega's Triple A death squad, to be a major political mistake. Clarin: Analizan una indemnizacion que ya cobro la familia Rucci
Jose Ignacio Rucci, El precio de la lealtad
Interview with Rucci (1972)
Clarin: Analizan una indemnizacion que ya cobro la familia Rucci
ArgenPress.info/Nota.asp?num=014533 Frente a frente: Agustin Tosco y Jose Ignacio Rucci
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