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Jorge Videla

Born: 1925-08-02 - Died: 2013-05-17
Cause of Death:
Natural causes

Death Summary: Videla died in his sleep in prison

Who was Jorge Videla : Jorge Videla, 87, was the dictator of Argentina from 1976 to 1981 after a successful coup d'état put him in power. During his rule, 15,000 to 30,000 citizens disappeared while under police custody. Many were later found in concentration camps and subsequently released. After losing power in 1983, Videla was found guilty of numerous crimes, but was only imprisoned for five years. He was later retried in 2010, and was handed a sentence of life in prison.
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