1951 – 1970
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions, notes, and a transcript from an interview with General Benjamín Menéndez. Topics include Perón's ouster, Frondizi's and Guido's governments, and general discussions about politics and the army. Counts on the active participation of Col. Rómulo Menéndez.
Uriondo, Óscar A.
Argentina - Robert Potash's notes and a transcript from an interview with General Óscar Uriondo covering 1946-1955. Topics include his career, his views on Perón, the CIDE (Centro de Comunicaciones del Estado), the role of the army in 1946 elections, military guns, government dynamics, the military and the conspiracies in the early 1950s, differences between retired and active duty officers and Argentine religion... more
Rey, Carlos Alberto
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions and a transcript from an interview with Brigadier General Carlos Rey. Topics include his army designations after 1962, the Cordobazo, the 1966 movement influence on Onganía and Levingston's uprising and fall, the return to democracy; Perón, Cámpora and Lanusse's intervention in those events; the ALUAR case; and international relations with Chile (Reagle) and Uruguay.
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions and a transcript from an interview with General Angel Solari. Topics include his military career, his relationship with Perón, his opinions about the military mission, Eva Perón as a political figure, and the GOU (United Officers Group).
Rojas, Isaac Francisco, 1906-
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions and transcript from an interview with Admiral Isaac F. Rojas as well as related documents. Topics include his career, Perón's ouster and the dynamics after it, Lonardi's uprising and fall, Aramburu's take over, Frondizi's appearance and the relationships between the Navy and the Army.
Toranzo Montero, Federico
Argentina - Robert Potash's notes and a transcript from an interview with General Federico Guillermo Toranzo Montero. Topics include his perceptions about politics, the 1955 movement, his time in prison, his son's detention, Aramburu-Frondizi transition, events in 1962, Guido's resignation, the azules and colorados.
1986 – 1987
Costa Méndez, Nicanor, 1921-1992
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions and transcript for two interviews conducted with Nicanor Costa Méndez covering the years 1955-1970. Primary topics addressed: Onganía's influence, interests and a possible parallel between him and Franco (Spain); Costa Méndez's relationship with members of the military and the government, and his perceptions of the factions inside the army such as liberals, "a... more
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions, notes, and transcript of an interview conducted with Admiral Adolfo Estevez. Primary topics addressed: Perón's ouster and the foreign influences in this event; the Navy; careers of Lonardi, Frondizi and Estevez; and his personal life.
Díaz Colodrero, Mario
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions and transcript of an interview conducted with Mario Díaz Colodrero. Primary topics addressed: Onganía's participation in the "azules y colorados episodes" from the conspiracy for Illia's ouster to his own fall; Díaz Colodrero's duties and purposes when he was in charge of the "Secretaria de Estado de Gobierno"; and the "cursillos."
Tercera del Franco, Rodolfo
Argentina - Robert Potash's questions and a transcript from an interview with Rodolfo Tercera del Franco. Covers Guido and Illia periods and the military government from 1966 to 1973. Topics include government dynamics and power transitions; electoral strategies, return to democracy and Cámpora's candidacy; violence, terrorism and military response.