106th Stolen Baby Identified in Argentina

Group working to find children kidnapped during 'Dirty War'
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2012 5:25 PM CDT
A woman holds a picture of her father, Roque Orlando Montenegro, who was killed during Argentina's Dirty War.   (AP Photo.Paula Ribas,Telam)
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(Newser) – One hundred and six, and counting: A group dedicated to reuniting children snatched during Argentina's "Dirty War" with their biological families has just completed its 106th case, reports the BBC. Pablo Miranda, now 34, grew up in an adoptive family and approached the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo last month, hoping to unravel his true identity. He discovered that his biological parents were kidnapped by the military in 1978, the year he was born, and never seen again. An army colonel then gave him away.

"To all of my brothers, I say to them we have a nephew," said Miranda's biological uncle upon the reunion. "A nephew who is the first grandchild, the first nephew." The baby-snatching is one of the most painful legacies of the brutal "Dirty War," in which 30,000 people disappeared or were killed by the armed forces. (Read more Dirty War stories.)

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