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  • Restitution - August 15, 2017

    Two pregnant murdered women were identified

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    Ramona Benítez de Amarilla and Susana Elena Ossola de Urra were three-months pregnant when they were kidnapped. Their pregnancies did not reach term time, therefore the Association solved 124 cases.

  • Press Release- May 3, 2017

    Supreme Court judges decided to release repressors condemned for crimes against humanity.

    • SOURCE: Human Rights Organizations

    Human rights organizations here present would like to state our most energetic rejection to the decision taken by the Supreme Court of Justice which leaves the door open for repressors convicted for crimes against humanity to be freed by applying "2 for 1", a law enforced only between 1994 and 2001.

  • Press Release- May 2nd 2017

    We strongly reject the reconciliation with the genocides powered by the church

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    The CEA announced that they will meet with family members of missing people during the dictatorship along with the repressors to start "an itinerary of work about reconciliation in the context of a cultural encounter"

  • Restitution - April 25, 2017

    Welcome to the truth, Grandchild 122

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    He is the son of Iris García Soler and Enrique Bustamante and was born in the ESMA

  • Restitution - October 5, 2016

    We found the son of Ana María Lanzillotto and Domingo "El Gringo" Menna, grandson #121.

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo are immensely happy to announce that we have found the grandson #121, son of Ana María Lanzillotto and Domingo "El Gringo" Menna, both used to belong to the workers Revolutionary Party (PRT) and the Revolutionary People's Army (ERP). This is also the nephew of Alba Lanzillotto, member for more than 25 years of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo and the only aunt who was a member of the Board of Directors. The grandson #121 will also meet a brother and a big family dedicated to political, trade, social, cultural and religious activism and who also looked for him tirelessly until found.

  • Blaming the victims: dictatorship denialism is on the rise in Argentina

    Press - August 29, 2016

    Blaming the victims: dictatorship denialism is on the rise in Argentina

    • SOURCE: The Guardian

    President's recent comments doubting number of deaths during dictatorship rattle human rights activists and survivors - and mark first time denialist rhetoric has entered mainstream political discourse

  • How an Argentinian man learned his 'father' may have killed his real parents

    Press - July 22, 2016

    How an Argentinian man learned his 'father' may have killed his real parents

    • SOURCE: The Guardian

    From 1976 to 1983, hundreds of babies were taken from the 'disappeared' and raised by military families. Guillermo Pérez Roisinblit was one - and the man who raised him worked at the base where his parents were murdered

  • The story of José Luis Maulin Pratto, Grandson 120

    Restitution - June 29, 2016

    The story of José Luis Maulin Pratto, Grandson 120

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    During the press conference, Abuelas urged the Santa Fe province justice system to restore him of his true identity.

  • Human rights organizations march to the Plaza de Mayo for the 40th anniversary of the military coup

    Press - March 24, 2016

    Human rights organizations march to the Plaza de Mayo for the 40th anniversary of the military coup

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    Complete version of the speech delivered by the human right organizations

  • We've found another Grandchild who now is able to hug his mother

    Restitution - December 1st, 2015

    "We've found another Grandchild who now is able to hug his mother"

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo informs about the restitution of another grandchild, case number 119, which we were able to solve. Today, our grandchild met his mother for the first time and this is an extraordinary event that we want to share. This is the fifth mother who has been able to recover her child abducted by the dictatorship.

  • Restitution - November 5, 2015

    We found the son of Stella Maris Montesano and Jorge Ogando, grandson of Delia Giovanola, founder of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo.

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo joyfully informs that we have found the son of Stella Maris Montesano and Jorge Oscar Ogando, also grandson of grandmother Delia Giovanola de Califano, one of the twelve founders of our Organization who today joins us to share the good news.

  • The daughter of Gladys Castro and Walter Dominguez recovered her identity

    Restitution - August 31, 2015

    The daughter of Gladys Castro and Walter Dominguez recovered her identity

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo joyfully informs that has found the daughter of Walter Hernán Domínguez and Gladys Cristina Castro, who was born during her mother's captivity in March 1978.

  • A grandmother's 36-year hunt for the child stolen by the Argentinian junta

    Restitution - June 7, 2015

    A grandmother's 36-year hunt for the child stolen by the Argentinian junta

    • SOURCE: The Guardian

    In 1977 Estela Carlotto's pregnant daughter was arrested. The Argentinian regime let her live long enough to have the baby before killing her. With others, Estela formed the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo to search for the grandson she'd never known. Uki Goñi reports.

  • Restitution - December 5th, 2014

    The son of Ana Rubel and Hugo Castro recovers his identity

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo joyfully informs that we have found the son of Ana Rubel and Hugo Alberto Castro. Ana was kidnapped on January, 1977; she was 2 months pregnant and gave birth five months later during her captivity at the ESMA.

  • Restitution - August 5, 2014

    We have found Grandson 114: Ignacio Montoya Carlotto

    • SOURCE: Abuelas

    Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo informs with great joy the restitution of the identity of Guido Montoya Carlotto, son of Laura Carlotto and Walmir Oscar Montoya, he is also the grandson of the president of our Association: Estela de Carlotto. 'I want to thank everybody, thank God, and thank life. Because I did not want to die without hugging him and it will happen soon', said Estela at a press conference.

  • Argentine grandmothers running out of time in search for missing

    Press - June 4, 2012

    Argentine grandmothers running out of time in search for missing

    • SOURCE: The Washington Post
    • AUTHOR: Juan Forero

    She´s now 87, frail and a little hard of hearing. But after all these years, Elsa Sanchez de Oesterheld still has vivid memories of the husband and four daughters she had in the 1970s.

  • Orphaned in Argentina's dirty war, man is torn between two families

    Press - February 11, 2010

    Orphaned in Argentina's dirty war, man is torn between two families

    • SOURCE: The Washington Post
    • AUTHOR: Juan Forero

    Alejandro Rei refused to accept the truth, even after the man he thought was his father pulled the car over one night and told him he had been adopted.