Argentine NGO the Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers from the Plaza de Mayo) have confirmed that a woman in her thirties was born to activist parents under the country’s military government (1976-1983).
The woman is the 117th grandchild uncovered by the organization.
The NGO was formed in 1977 by mothers whose children had been “disappeared” by the Argentine military police, with many infant children taken in by the country’s state.
— Abuelas Plaza Mayo (@abuelasdifusion) September 1, 2015
“#Granddaughter117 children and grandchildren are found year after year.” The NGO tweeted.
“Amongst everyone, we found you.” The image reads from a tweet by Chile’s Radio ADN.
Lucky number 117
Grandchild 117 is the daughter of couple Walter Domínguez y Gladys Castro, who lived in the city of Mendoza, acting as members of the Argentine branch of the Communist Marxist Leninist party.
Number 117 was born in 1978. Her parents were arrested at home and never seen again alive.
María Assof de Domínguez, grandmother to 117 was said to be “very excited” after the 37-year hunt.
Domínguez had travelled from her home in Mendoza to meet her granddaughter in the capital.
“Welcome granddaughter number 117. Here’s to many more grandchildren!” Estela de Carlotto told Argentine media during a press conference in Buenos Aires.
Carlotto has only just met her own grandson, number 114 or Guido, identified on August 5.
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