Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Lecture: "'Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo' and the Search for Identity"

Thu, February 14, 2013 | BMC 5.102

5:00 PM

Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo is committed to finding their lost grandchildren, stolen, they believe, by the military regime, during Argentina’s Dirty War (1976-1983). Among thousands of desaparecidos (people kidnaped, tortured, and killed by the military), some of the women were pregnant or were new mothers when they were captured. Their infants ended up in the homes of government officials and others, who raised them without letting them know about their past or their true identities. Las Abuelas has located more than 100 of the missing children; some 400 still remain.

For more information, contact the Knight Center at 512.471.1391.

Sponsored by: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

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