Argentine rock legend Fito Paez sent a message of solidarity to the mothers and grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Dirty War on March 24.
“Thanks to you, to your relentless struggle to search for the truth, to your sleeplessness, to your physical and mental efforts, to your deep pain, suffered in family and alone, thanks to the unbreakable will for a better future, thanks to your marches,” Paez said in a post on Facebook, which received thousands of likes and shares.
The group of women was founded in the midst of the Argentine dictatorship with the objective of locating and returning all abducted and missing children who were kidnapped by the state to their legitimate families.
The dictatorship stole the children of the disappeared and murdered and had them adopted by families sympathetic to the military.
The formal recognition by the state acknowledging a day marking disappearances began in 2002 and was strengthened by the decade of progressive government. The memorial day was passed to remember the military dictatorship in order to promote ongoing justice efforts for the families of the victims, as well as to educate and warn future generations.
The artist added that the human rights activists “reminded some of us, and told others, that there is no other way to build bonds within a nation if the most crucial matters are overlooked, regarding the human condition within the rule of law.”