Full name: Ernesto Arturo AlaÃs
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: October 26, 1929
Died: February 3, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad AutÃ³noma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ernesto AlaÃs served in the Argentine Army since 1959 and was promoted to General by President Alfonsin however, in 1987 he was engaged in one of the most bizarre military events. Following the âEaster uprisingâ by Lieutenant Colonel Aldo Rico, AlaÃs and his Second Army Corps were ordered to attack Campo de Mayo, north of Buenos Aires where Aldo Rico was staging his uprising. AlaÃs and his army of tanks set off from Rosario but, despite constant insistence that âhe was nearly thereâ he never arrived.
AlaÃsâs failure to obey orders resulted in him, along with 14 other Generals being removed from their posts by the President. Crimes against humanity were brought against AlaÃs and whilst he was detained in prison for a short while, was eventually moved to hospital because of his failing health and he never stood trial. A competitor at the 1984 Olympics he was head of the Argentina team at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
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