MIAMI -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have deported Juan Miguel Méndez to Argentina, where he was wanted for alleged involvement in the torture and killing of dissidents in at least two clandestine detention centers during the 1973-1983 "dirty war," according to an ICE statement.
On arrival in Buenos Aires, ICE officials -- who escorted Méndez to the Argentine capital -- turned over the former police officer to Argentine authorities who intend to try him on charges connected to the torture and killings of people who at the time opposed a military regime in the country.
Méndez's deportation marks the latest removal of a prominent foreign torture suspect from the United States. The deportations are part of a yearslong program by federal authorities to find foreign torture suspects living in the United States.
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