Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo

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Her Identity Was a 40-Year-Old Secret. Then It Unraveled

She was one of 126 babies confirmed as stolen in Argentina's 'Dirty War'

(Newser) - Violeta Ortolani was eight months pregnant when she was detained by Argentina's military in 1976 during the country's "Dirty War." Following the January 1977 birth of her daughter, the 23-year-old wasn't seen again, nor was her 21-year-old partner, Edgardo Garnier, following his detention in February... More »

36 Years Later, Activist Finds Grandson Stolen in Dirty War

Mother was killed after she gave birth in custody

(Newser) - A group devoted to tracking the children taken from parents murdered in Argentina's "Dirty War" and placed with families who supported the military regime has found its 114th "stolen child"—the grandson of the group's founder. The 36-year-old man, a pianist and composer, was found... More »

106th Stolen Baby Identified in Argentina

Group working to find children kidnapped during 'Dirty War'

(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... More »

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