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    Members of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo attend the launch of a cultural center in their honor. | Photo: Reuters

Published 3 August 2018

The organization convened the press conference to provide details of the meeting "and celebrate with his family."

The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo of Argentina announced the discovery of the 128th grandson of the children, who were kidnapped during the dictatorship (1976-1983), after being born to mothers imprisoned during that time for political reasons.

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The organization convened the press conference to provide details of the meeting "and celebrate with his family."

In the framework of the decades-long social work carried out by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, the official rescue of another grandchild kidnapped by the 1976 military dictatorship was officially registered in December 2017.

Granddaughter 127 is the daughter of Carlos Poblete, originally from San Juan and Maria del Carmen Moyano from Mendoza, who were kidnapped in Cordoba, her mother has never been found.

However, the discovery of grandson number 128, marks another moment of vindication for decades of struggle waged by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo to find their disappeared loved ones and in defense of human rights.

Their organization dates back 41 years, when, on April 30, 1977, a group of women met in the Plaza de Mayo n front of the Casa Rosada, the seat of government in the center of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, after the disappearance of their children.

That meeting occurred while there was a state of siege and the meetings of more than three people were forbidden, and they were forced to leave the square by the police. This is how the March of the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo was born.

They were accused of being "crazy," but their struggle to know what had happened to their children remained alive to this day. On more than one occasion they suffered repression from on the hands of security forces of the military dictatorship, again and again, they were violently removed from the Plaza.

"They are worth it, the lives of our children were also worth it. Never is the blood of the people useless. The blood is sown and our children are everywhere, fighting and fighting," said Hebe de Bonafini, president of the Mothers Association of Plaza de Mayo according to Andes news agency.


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