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Mon Nov 9, 2015, 05:48 PM

Argentina Plaza de Mayo group locates founder's grandson

Argentina Plaza de Mayo group locates founder's grandson
6 November 2015

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Delia Giovanola de Califano (centre) is one of the 12 grandmothers who formed the group in 1977
Argentine campaign group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo say they have identified the grandson of one of the group's co-founders.

Argentina's military junta snatched hundreds of babies from their opponents in the 1970s and gave them to sympathisers to bring up as their own.

The grandson of co-founder Delia Giovanola is named Martin.

But the discovery comes too late for his sister, Virginia, who took her own life in 2011.

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo was formed to reunite families with their missing children, who had been stolen by the junta.

Martin is the 118th grandchild to be located by the group.

His parents, Jorge Oscar Ogando and Stella Maris Montesano, joined the ranks of Argentina's "disappeared". Their bodies have never been found.


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