ABDUCTED CHILDREN IN ARGENTINA
When in 1976, the Armed Forces seized control of the
government of Argentina, they began to implement a systematic
plan of destruction and of violation of the most fundamental
In this manner they caused 30.000 persons to disappear.
Persons of all ages, from the most diverse social backgrounds.
Among the disappeared there are hundreds of children who were
kidnapped along with their parents or who were born in the
clandestine detention centers where their pregnant mothers had
Many of the children were registered as children of members of
the repressive forces; others were abandoned while others were
left in institutions as children whose identity was unknown. In
this way many children disappeared, their identities destroyed,
depriving them of their rights, freedom and natural families....
Grandmothers of May Square is a civil non governmental
organization which is not affiliated to any political party. Its
aim is to locate the children who disappeared as a result of the
political repressive methodology implemented by the military
dictatorship and to restore them to their legitimate families,
and to create the conditions which will guarantee that this
terrible violation of the children's rights will never occur
again, demanding punishment for all of those responsible for the
We work for our children and for all of the children of future
generations in the world, in order to preserve their identity,
their roots and their history, the fundamental basis for human
With the aim of localizing the disappeared children the
Grandmothers of May Square work in four levels: We make
denunciations and claims to national as well as international
government authorities, we present information to the Justice
Department, we solicit cooperation from the people in general,
and we realize inquiries or personal investigations.
In 20 years of uninterrupted search we have been able to
locate 58 disappeared children, out of which 8 had been
assassinated. Of the rest, 31 are living with their true families
and the others in close contact with their grandparents, in the
process of adaptation, having been recovered their true
identities and the true story of their lives....Each and every
one of the kids have an open case in the Justice Department, to
which new denunciations are received constantly. These will
constitute elements of proof that will determine the true
identity of the kids as well as that of the people responsible of
their kidnappings and illegal possession...In order to preserve
for the future the data obtained from the blood tests used in
identifying the children, a genetic data bank has been created by
National law N° 23.511, where the genetic histories of all the
families whose children have been abducted will be stored...
ALL YOUNGSTERS WITH DOUBTS ABOUT THEIR TRUE IDENTITY, COME TO
US. WE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU WITH LOVE IN ORDER TO HELP YOU.
WE CONTINUE IN THE SEARCH FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN. IF YOU HAVE
ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE WE CAN FIND THEM, WE WILL BE HERE
WAITING FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION.
HELP US FIND THEM.
+ 54 (01) 864 3475 ó + 54 (01) 867 1212
"Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo"
Av. Corrientes 3284 - 4th H,
1193 Capital Federal,
Posted on 1999-01-01