Clemente, Caloi's caricature, encouraged: “Throw confetti into the fields, boys!” The dictatorship and the mass media, on the other hand wanted to show the world how well educated we Argentines are. How well we know how to sweep things under the carpet.
Forty years ago, Argentina organized and won a World Cup while the country succumbed to state terrorism. The goals were celebrated on the fields, in the streets and also in the clandestine centers, where the euphoria shouting mixed with the torture screaming. The party and the horror.
In 78 stories, this research gathers testimonies, recovers discourses, reconstructs stories and offers analysis of different perspectives that went through that sporting event that left its mark on Argentine history.
“Papelitos”, 78 stories about a World Cup under a dictatorship.