Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Argentina: RIP Laura Bonaparte

Laura Bonaparte, a member of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo Línea Fundadora, died on 23 June aged 88.
Here she is with her daughter, one of the people she kept fighting for.

It's impossible to imagine how she felt when not just this daughter, but seven members of her family were disappeared by the military regime (her ex-husband, three children and the partners of all the children). Yet instead of crumbling or giving in to bitterness, she started a neverending battle for justice. I don't think it's going too far to say that the world, never mind just Argentina, owes a lot to people like her.
“She was a brilliant woman, who fought for memory and justice despite suffering so much,” stated Mother of the Plaza de Mayo Founding Line member Taty Almeida.
Icon Mother of Plaza de Mayo dies (Buenos Aires Herald)
La Madre que seguirá alumbrando (Pagina/12)
 Última entrevista de ABC a Laura Bonaparte (ABC)

Incidentally, Bonaparter's granddaughter is Pagina/12 journalist Victoria Ginzberg. 

1 comment:

Stevie D said...

An extraordinary and exceptional woman. The world is a better place for having had her in it. There are not many about whom such a thing can be said.