Argentina's New Anti-Terrorism Law Ignites Terror

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BUENOS AIRES -- Hebe de Bonafini, leader of Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo), is calling for a revision to the country's new anti-terrorist law approved Wednesday by Argentina's Congress. 

Critics argue that the law, which seeks to punish terrorists with up to 15 years in jail, defines "terrorism" so broadly that it could be used to prosecute anyone the government deems a threat to society.

The anti-terrorist law has led to fears among many in the country who remember seeing their government "disappear" tens of thousands of people. Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo continue to hold weekly vigils in the city's plaza to bring attention to their children who were "disappeared" during Argentina's Dirty War between 1976 and 1983.