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Argentine Mothers Mark 35 Years Marching for Justice

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Human rights groups estimate that more than 30,000 people were kidnapped and murdered during this time by extremist right-wing groups or the military government that seized power in a coup in 1976.

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pam w (139)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 8:03 pm
These women were demonstrating when I was in Buenos Aires. They congregate in the large square in front of the Casa Rosada (did you see "Evita?") It's heartbreaking to realize they represent people whose fate will NEVER be known.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2012, 10:10 pm
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 3:34 am
thank you

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 9:54 am
"I'm going out for a moment. Be right back."

Those were the last words "Taty" Uranga Almeida heard from her son, Alejandro.

It was 17 June, 1975.

She not only never saw him again, but has never found out what happened to him.

He became one of the "disappeared", the term used in Argentina for those killed during the political violence in the country between the 1970s and early 1980s.

Human rights groups estimate that more than 30,000 people were kidnapped and murdered during this time by extremist right-wing groups or the military government that seized power in a coup in 1976.

Most of the victims' remains have never been found.

One of the most important organisations of relatives of the "disappeared" is the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, which on 30 April marks 35 years of existence.

Every Thursday since 1977, the mothers have walked around the Plazo de Mayo, the central square near the government palace in Buenos Aires.

With their white headscarves, the group has, over the years, become known around the world.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 10:09 am
thank you Cal.

Angela N (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 10:18 am
thank you very much!

paul m (93)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 10:18 am
Thank you....

tammy B (52)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 11:49 am
Thank you for the article, Cal. The children of the disappeared were "given" to people that participated in the torture and murder of their parents, including newborns. Some of these children still are missing from their biological families. The military junta called the people that they kidnapped, torture and murder terrorists, but who are the real terrorist?

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 12:07 pm
thanks for sharing!

John B (185)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 2:28 pm
Cal thank you for the article. A very heartwarming story that brought tears to my eyes. An amazing organization of women.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 5:03 pm
Amazing ..thanks much for this article, Cal - noted and shared

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 5:08 pm
Thanks for the article.

Nhelson J (0)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 6:00 pm
Esta VIEJA de ESCORIA es la misma que se ALEGRO por el 11 de Septiembre y la cual ODIA a todo lo que sea de USA

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 7:47 pm
Queridas seņoras, Almeida y Bonafini mis mas profundos respectos para vos.

The atrocities not only for "the disappeared ones" but the brutality these women have endured for 35 years truly harrowing. My deepest respect for all these COURAGEOUS MOTHERS!

American women here in the USA need to take a page out of these women's book, especially those mother of our disabled current and past war wounded! Our sons need to get their
Hard earned benefits! Yet the pentagon wants to CUT BACK? heck we need to take the whole book
and learn from these women's 35 year EXAMPLE!

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 8:18 pm
Vieja odiosa, que tiene que ver 9/11/01 y vostro odio para Los estates unidos del Norte? Lo que vos necessita es que alquien le baje sus humos. Que tiene que ver el dolor de estas pobres madres con su pinche y pendejo odio? Que queries que regrese el puto de Franco oh que cono? Yo orgullosamente soy Basqua y yo no soy una que se echa para tras facilmente pero vostra ignorancia es increible! No solo fueron 3,000 innocentes que mataron, pero entre ellos habian muchos Latinos. El valiente es valiente hasta que el cobarde quiere, haci que le aconsejo que tenga mucho, pero mucho cuidado porque pueda haber alquien que le rompa su odioso osico! De Logrono.

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 4:04 am
thanks for sharing

marie C (163)
Thursday May 3, 2012, 4:42 pm

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday May 4, 2012, 5:51 am
And THIS is exactly why men seek to oppress women around the world. There is something so sacred and powerful within a mother's love that no force of man or nature can stand against it. 80-years-old and still she carries on the mission. These little women are a force to be reckoned with, because they are driven by a strength that has no equal...THE POWER OF LOVE!
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