Ursula Mertzig, a spokeswoman for DaimlerChrysler in Germany, said the company was cooperating fully and was confident that no wrongdoing had occurred.
"We have no hint that our management was involved in the disappearance of the 14 workers, which we regret very much," she
During the 1980s, an investigation by the National Commission on Disappeared Persons
, a government body, found that abductions of workers occurred at Ford
, Mercedes-Benz and other factories owned by both Argentine and foreign interests, including shipyards, steel mills and pharmaceutical plants.
By some accounts, about half of the estimated 15,000 to 30,000 people who disappeared during the dictatorship were workers or union leaders.