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Jail Terms in Argentina Landmark 'Stolen Baby' Case

World  (tags: fascism, Argentina, stolen children )

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Numerous young women arrested while pregnant during the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship gave birth in captivity and were never seen again. Some 500 "stolen babies" were given to families close to the ruling military junta.

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Past Member (0)
Friday April 4, 2008, 9:54 pm

Michael W (72)
Friday April 4, 2008, 11:15 pm
A Co-Host of a group I'm in has a lot she can say about this.

Karen M (176)
Friday April 4, 2008, 11:23 pm
This is very frightening. They may have been turned into fighters or other workers in the military. Very scary to be one of those women.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 12:01 am
this is a terrible situation for the children who now find out the circumstances of their birth.
this situation is not "new" look at children taken away from thr Stasi in my country and given to political correct parents and before that the nazi did the same on a large scale.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:21 am
this is a U2 youtube video of the mothers of the disappeared


Joycey B (750)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 12:33 pm
Such a horrible thing to have happened. Noted. Thanks Mark.

Enric Mestres Girbal (3)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 1:29 pm
I'm afraid I will be the thorne in such a bunch of roses, but, although I condem the horrible criminal acts of the argentinian dictatorship, crimes against humanity, I can't stop thinking about these "parents" that have given shelter and love to children who's fate was preety grim at the time. Because nobody says that the parents "desapeared" in order to give the children away to somebody else...the parents fate was already written...the children were spared of a future in a children's home.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 2:16 pm
I suppose it comes down to how the 'children' feel. (Actually we *are* talking here about pregnant women who were abducted/'disappeared' so that their children could be given away to others and who were never seen again.)

"In 2001 Barragan discovered through a DNA test that her adoptive parents were, in her words, "abductors" who had "appropriated" her life.

She cited many reasons why she can no longer consider Rivas and Gomez Pinto her parents.

"There was never any formal adoption. These people registered me as their daughter, with a false birth date and birth place, from a false birth certificate," she said.

"Ask yourself if a person who has stolen a baby ... constantly lied about her origins, mistreated her daily, humiliated and deceived her, if a person who has done all that can know and feel love. I say, no," she said."


Robyn M (33)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 8:11 pm
This story makes me want to cry - makes me realise just how lucky myself and my daughter are
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