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Time for truth in Bariloche

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:

I am a journalist working in the city of Bariloche, Argentina, and, for several years now, I have been carrying out a research on the relation this city has with Nazism and neo-Nazism. As a result of my research, I have recently published a book under the name “Bariloche Nazi.” Its Web site is http://www.barilochenazi.com.ar

To my surprise, these days I have been severely criticized by Bariloche’s mayor, Mr. Alberto Icare, who has attacked my book on no firm ground, and without evidence to prove that what I disclose there might be false.

He has also mentioned that this book might put at risk the relation of Sister Cities between Bariloche and Aspen, but Mayor Icare has avoided taking a stand on the subject of Nazism and of the neighbors who arrived here having been accused of crimes against mankind (their names are expressly given in my book).

Actually, this is what the representatives of the Aspen community are asking for. He might be doing so as an answer to international pressure and not in due time, something which adds to the idea of his dubious stand on the subject.

I am truly sorry for the inconvenience of this situation, but as a researcher, I hope the historic truth will, some day, be admitted by the political authorities and main representatives of this city.

Abel Basti


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