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Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Find 129th Granddaughter

  • Members of the human rights group Madres de Plaza de Mayo

    Members of the human rights group Madres de Plaza de Mayo | Photo: Reuters

Published 9 April 2019

The 129th granddaughter discovered her identity thanks to the human rights organization and was able to hug her family that looked for her for 40 years.

The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo organization has confirmed that they have found the daughter of Norma Sintora, who was kidnapped at eight months pregnant, and Carlos Alberto Solsona, who disappeared during the military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983).

Argentina's Mothers of Plaza de Mayo - 40 Years in the Struggle for Justice

"Today, let's repair the wounds that the dictatorship left us," said Estela de Carlotto, a Grandmother of the Plaza de Mayo, in a press conference in which the human rights organization celebrated the finding of the 129th granddaughter.

"It is the 129th granddaughter, who will be able to meet her father, her brothers, it is a huge joy," according to a release from the organization during a press conference. The woman lives in Spain and voluntarily submitted to a DNA test on April 3. "Her father is waiting to embrace her, and we ask for the prudence, respect, and confidentiality that this news requires," the head of the Grandmothers said.

Carlos Alberto Solsona, the father of the 129th granddaughter, declared that "nobody has any idea of the thousands of nights I spent without being able to sleep, waiting for this moment." Solsona will be able to meet his daughter after 42 years. 

Carlos and his wife were political militants in the People's Revolutionary Army and the Workers' Revolutionary Party (PRT-ERP). When his daughter disappeared, Carlos Alberto was out of the country and was then forced into exile.

Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, now aged in their 80s and over, lost either a son or a daughter to forced disappearances for opposing the military regime; and in many cases, their babies that were born in captivity. It is estimated as many as 500 children were given up for adoption to relatives or associates of the regime. The parents were among some 30,000 murdered by the army. 

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