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    Procedimiento en Bellas Artes : continúan presos 139 estudiantes : detenidos “por usurpación”
    Crónica (Buenos Aires, Argentina). -- sept. 26, 1971
    p. 5 : ill.
    Newspaper article – notes
    Crónica (Buenos Aires). "Procedimiento en Bellas Artes: continúan presos 139 estudiantes. Detenidos 'por usurpación'."  September 26, 1971.
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The article reports on the continuing detention of the students from both the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón and the Manuel Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina); they had been arrested while attending an assembly within the Manuel Belgrano building. The article points out that even while the detainees awaited the judgment of the authorities for precincts 1, 15, 17, 19, and 46, their families expressed their concern that they should be set free. They also made evident their alarm that security forces were deployed against a student protest.


Beginning in 1876, the Sociedad Estímulo de Bellas Artes took on an educational and organizing role in the arts until, in 1905, a municipal decree transferred the responsibility for official arts education to the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes. From that point onward the institution continued its charge, although in 1927 its name changed to the Escuela de Artes Decorativas de la Nación and later, it became known as the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón. Although during different historical moments the students had demanded the renewal of the syllabus, during the de facto government of Lieutenant General Alejandro Agustín Lanusse (1971-73), the student struggle became radicalized, sparking actions that were strongly repressed by the military authorities.

Crónica [Chronicle] is an Argentine newspaper founded on July 29, 1969, by Héctor Ricardo García; today it is still published on a daily basis.

This document was selected because it bears witness to the repressive measures that the government authorities took against student protests of the Escuelas Nacionales de Bellas Artes [National Schools for Fine Arts], both the Prilidiano Pueyrredón and the Manuel Belgrano, as well as the concern shown by their families.

Cristina Rossi
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Archivo Juan Carlos Romero.