Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Argentina: Marcela Noble/Clara Anahi

A chain email is apparently circulating in Argentina (and beyond) which suggests that 'Chicha' Mariani, one of the founders of the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, suspects that Marcela Noble, adopted daughter of Clarin owner Ernestina Herrera de Noble, could be her biological granddaughter Clara.

I'm not sure exactly why this being brought up again now, because according to what I've found, Mariani made these statements last December. In any case, she wants the DNA sample taken from Noble cross-checked with the samples from the Mariani family in the national blood database. The email further claims that this information is being suppressed by the mainstream media, among which the Grupo Clarin is the most powerful corporation in the country (owning television and radio stations as well as the largest-circulation Argentine newspaper).

This is currently speculation, albeit based on the ideas of Mariani, who has spent 30 years researching the case of her son and daughter-in-law. If true, however, it will be an absolutely explosive case linking one of the most prominent figures suspected of complicity with the regime - media mogul de Noble - with one of the most well-known human rights activists - Chicha Mariani - both of them household names in Argentina.

As an aside, it would also make Marcela Noble the baby mentioned in Laura Alcoba's The Rabbit House.

We will see what the results of the DNA tests are when they are finally made public, of course.

Clara y la oscuridad (Critica Digital)

Muchas gracias to reader Celina for sending me the email which provoked this post.

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