Jorge Zorreguieta
Argentine politician
Jorge Zorreguieta
Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta Stefanini is a former politician from Argentina. He was Minister of Agriculture in the regime of General Jorge Rafael Videla. Zorreguieta is the father of Princess Máxima, wife of the heir apparent to the throne of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange.
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Argentine princess's dad has dictatorship history
Fox News - about 4 years
Prince Willem-Alexander's ascension to the Dutch throne in April promises to be a shining moment on the world stage for his wife, Maxima, and her home country of Argentina. But there will be a glaring absence at the ceremony. Queen Beatrix's announcement this week that she'll step aside and let her son become king raised new questions about the future queen's father, Jorge Zorreguieta, one of the longest-serving civilian ministers in Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship. Maxima's parents already missed out on their daughter's 2002 wedding to avoid offending Dutch sensibilities about human rights violations by the South American junta. Anticipating more unpleasant questions, Maxima told the prime minister that her parents won't attend her swearing-in as queen, either. Zorreguieta is 85 now, and Argentina has been a democracy for nearly 40 years, but the country's violent history remains an open wound. Lawyers in both cou ...
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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicates in favour of son
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Beatrix to relinquish crown at end of April after 33 years, leaving monarchy to Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the oldest reigning Dutch monarch, announced her abdication on Monday evening in a sudden move three days before her 75th birthday. After 33 years on the throne following her mother's abdication in 1980, Beatrix said she would relinquish the crown at the end of April, leaving the monarchy to Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander, the oldest of her three sons. The queen went on national television and radio on Monday evening to announce the departure, having recorded the broadcast earlier in the day. The prime minister, Mark Rutte, delivered a statement on television shortly afterwards, with both stressing that the crown prince had been intensively prepared for the role of monarch. "The queen was there for us in good times, but also in bad times. Her knowledge and compassion made her an icon of the Netherlands," Rutte said in his statement. Th ...
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NedKlets! Zorreguieta nu toch voor rechter? - Radio Nederland Wereldomroep
Google News - over 5 years
Volgens Privé kan het niet anders of prinses Máxima zoekt steun en raad bij haar schoonmoeder - Máxima vraagt Beatrix om hulp, heet het op de cover - nu haar vader Jorge Zorreguieta door nabestaanden van twee slachtoffers van het Argentijnse
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Zorreguieta fue demandado - Clarín.com
Google News - over 5 years
Ministro de Agricultura entre 1976 y 1981, Jorge Zorreguieta siempre negó saber algo de los desaparecidos. Los parientes de Samuel Slutzky, un médico detenido en 1977, han interpuesto un recurso “por su papel en la dictadura”. Según ellos, “debía estar
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Juntaleden als Zorreguieta ontkomen vaak - BN DeStem
Google News - over 5 years
Maria en Jorge Zorreguieta, de ouders van prinses Máxima, bij het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in mei 2011, voor een concert te ere van de 40e verjaardag van Máxima. Foto: ANP BOGOTÁ - In Nederland wordt aangifte tegen Jorge Zorreguieta gedaan,
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Princess Maxima's father faces new charges - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jorge Zorreguieta has long denied knowledge of the thousands of disappearances during the military junta in Argentina. Between 1976 and 1981 he served as agriculture minister but he claims he had nothing to do with any of the horrible acts
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Silence can also be a crime against humanity - Radio Netherlands
Google News - over 5 years
The silent suspect in the spotlight is Jorge Zorreguieta, father of Princess Máxima, wife of the heir apparent to the Dutch throne. Between 1976 and 1983, Argentina's military dictatorship 'disappeared' tens of thousands of its political opponents
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Opnieuw aangifte tegen Jorge Zorreguieta - Elsevier
Google News - over 5 years
Zowel Jorge als Máxima Zorreguieta hebben verklaard van niets te hebben geweten. Máxima nam wel afstand van het ondemocratische regime waar haar vader deel van uitmaakte. Jorge Zorreguieta was vanwege zijn verleden niet welkom bij het huwelijk van haar ... - -
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Como mínimo habría que relanzar boicot al azúcar Ledesma - Diario La Arena
Google News - over 5 years
Esa acumulación monopolista se acentuó durante la dictadura militar, cuando fue secretario de Agricultura y Ganadería un viejo amigo de la familia: Jorge Zorreguieta. Fue hasta hace poco el representante del negocio azucarero en la presidencia de la
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Happy Ending, but Rights Issue Casts Shadow on Royal Romance
NYTimes - over 15 years
There has been a sigh of relief across the country, above all in Amsterdam, over royal wedding plans, now that a careful diplomatic intervention has paid off. When Europe's royalty gather for the wedding of Prince Willem-Alexander, 34, and Maxima Zorreguieta, an Argentine, 30, in Amsterdam next February, the father of the bride will be non grata.
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Sugar Prices Not in Pact
NYTimes - over 32 years
A United Nations conference today adopted an international sugar pact without measures to raise depressed prices on the world market. The panel agreed to keep the International Sugar Organization in existence as a forum to prepare for future negotiations. But it failed to agree on what it had convened for during three rounds of talks since May last
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Sugar Pact Plan Collapses
NYTimes - over 32 years
An attempt by sugar consumers and exporters to reach a new price-stabilizing agreement for the depressed sugar market collapsed Friday when three key producers rejected terms of a proposed compromise. Jorge Zorreguieta, the Argentine president of the three-week International Sugar Conference, expressed ''extreme disappointment.'' Sources at the
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Sugar Talks Set for June
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Formal negotiations on a new International Sugar Agreement will open in June in Geneva, it was confirmed today. The decision to go ahead was made by Jorge Zorreguieta, who has been chairman of informal talks here among the world's 18 key sugar-trading nations aimed at finding a new basis for formal negotiations.
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 85
    Zorreguieta was not present at the investiture of his son-in-law Willem-Alexander as King of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013 in Amsterdam.
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  • 2002
    Age 74
    Despite finding Zorreguieta to be at fault, the marriage between his daughter Máxima and crown prince Willem-Alexander was approved by parliament because Máxima herself had not done anything wrong; however Jorge Zorreguieta was not allowed to attend the 2002 wedding.
    More Details Hide Details Parliament's approval was necessary for Willem-Alexander to stay in line to the Dutch throne. Because of his past, Zorreguieta was not allowed to attend Máxima's wedding. However, he and his wife were invited to attend the christening of their granddaughters, the princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane. The difference was that the marriage of the heir apparent was seen as a state matter, and a baptism is considered a private matter. During the baptism ceremony (in The Hague and Wassenaar), opponents of the former Argentine military regime protested.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1981
    Age 53
    In 1981 Zorreguieta stepped down as minister.
    More Details Hide Details He became president of the Centro Argentino Azucarero (CAA), an advisory body for sugar producers in Argentina. In April 1982 Argentina went to war with the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands. Argentina was defeated, and the military government, now headed by Leopoldo Galtieri, collapsed. People who had been ministers under the military government were prosecuted for violations of human rights; Zorreguieta, who had left political office before the end, was not affected. He also became chairman of the supervisory organization for food Coordinadora de la Industria de Productos Alimenticios (Copal).
  • 1979
    Age 51
    From March 1979 until March 1981 he was Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock.
    More Details Hide Details The INTA, a research institute associated with Zorreguieta's Ministry was put under control of the Argentine Navy after the Videla-Coup. Employees from this institute disappeared during Zorreguieta's tenure.
  • FORTIES
  • 1976
    Age 48
    After the 1976 Argentine coup d'état of General Videla, Zorreguieta became Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.
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  • 1970
    Age 42
    He married again, to María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart (born 8 September 1944), daughter of Jorge Horacio Cerruti and Maria del Carmen Carricart, on 27 May 1970 in Paraguay. They had two daughters and two sons: The news of the crown prince Willem-Alexander's relationship and eventual marriage plans to Máxima Zorreguieta caused controversy in the Netherlands. Máxima's father had been the Minister of Agriculture during the regime of former Argentine President Videla, a military dictator who ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1981 and who was responsible for many atrocities against civilians (An estimated 10,000–30,000 people were kidnapped and murdered during this and subsequent military regimes before democracy was restored to Argentina in 1983).
    More Details Hide Details However Jorge Zorreguieta had resigned one year before the end of the Videla regime and claimed that, as a civilian, he was unaware of the Dirty War while he was a cabinet minister. Professor Baud, who on request of the Dutch Parliament carried out an inquiry on the involvement of Zorreguieta, concluded that it would have been unlikely for a person in such a powerful position in the government to be unaware of the Dirty War.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1956
    Age 28
    Zorreguieta married in 1956 to Marta López Gil (born 1935).
    More Details Hide Details They later divorced. They had three daughters:
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Age 0
    Jorge Zorreguieta was born in Buenos Aires in 1928, the oldest child of Spanish-Basque and Italian immigrants.
    More Details Hide Details His paternal grandfather was mayor of the city of Mendoza. He became secretary of La Sociedad Rural Argentina, a conservative interest group of landowners and ranchers. He was also president of the association Juan de Garay, a cultural institution of the Basque community.
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