Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Argentina: Another Grandchildren Found

Ladies and gentlemen, meet found grandchild number 101: Francisco Madariaga Quintela.

The Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo) are the tireless old ladies who investigate disappeared children and restore the identities - as they put it - to the grandchildren. As it turns out, DNA tests show that Francisco is the son of Abel Pedro Madariaga, who is currently the Grandmothers' own secretary (yes, despite being a dad, and not a gran). There must be particular celebrations in the Grandmothers' office this week.

Son Stolen at Birth 32 Years Ago Meets Father (NY Times)
"Tener identidad es lo mas lindo que hay" (Pagina/12, also image source - and as an aside, isn't this headline just begging to be translated as "Having an identity is the best thing ever!")

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