BUENOS AIRES, DEC. 3 -- The military rebellion that erupted today is the fourth since 1987 staged by dissident soldiers. The others were:
April 1987. About 130 officers and noncommissioned officers led by ex-lieutenant colonel Aldo Rico, a Falklands veteran, holed up at an infantry school in suburban Buenos Aires. Rico sought amnesty for officers accused of human rights abuse during the 1976-83 military rule.
President Raul Alfonsin secured Rico's surrender, and later pushed a law through Congress that absolved most officers below the rank of general of rights violations charges. Rico was placed under house arrest. There were no deaths or serious injuries.
January 1988. Rico fled house arrest and flew to an infantry garrison 440 miles north of Buenos Aires. Joined by 200 supporters, he accused the government of failing to meet fully demands made during his first rebellion. Loyal forces surrounded the garrison and Rico surrendered. He was imprisoned and cashiered. Two loyalist soldiers were wounded when their truck ran over a mine. Several army generals retired and military pay was increased.
December 1988. Col. Mohamed Ali Seineldin, also a commando and Falklands veteran, took over an army arsenal in Buenos Aires, demanding that the government recognize the army's role in ending leftist terrorism and fighting the Falklands war. Surrounded by loyalist forces, Seineldin and his men surrendered. One civilian was killed and several wounded when fired on during a demonstration outside the occupied arsenal.