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Argentine poet fought against a military junta dies at 83

  • Aired: 01/24/2014
  • 04:39
  • Rating: NR
Argentine poet Juan Gelman knew that words could be more powerful than guns. He used poetry to connect with his compatriots while Argentina suffered at the hands of a brutal military junta. Gelman died on Jan. 14 at the age of 83. Jeffrey Brown spoke to Ilan Stavans, a writer and professor of Latino culture at Amherst College.
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