Jorge Rafael Videla, a general during Argentina's "dirty war," died in prison Friday. He was 87 years old.
Videla was serving life in prison for crimes against humanity committed while he was the head of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976 until 1983.
The period of dictatorship saw at least 15,000 people tortured and killed, though human rights groups cite the death toll at around 30,000.
Sixty-three senators voted for the bill in the early hours of Thursday morning, with three parliamentarians voting against and four abstaining, leaving little doubt as to the popularity of the expropriation.
The resolution also warns that Buenos Aires’ actions could “put a strain on the climate of understanding and friendship needed to reach” a trade deal currently being negotiated between the EU and the Mercosur bloc of Latin American countries led by Argentina and Brazil.