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Grandmothers: 'We're looking forward to meeting granddaughter 127'

Granddaughter 127 is the daughter of María del Carmen Moyano and Carlos Poblete and was born during her parents’ illegal detention in May or June of 1977 in the ESMA concentration camp.

Thursday 28 December, 2017
President of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela Carlotto with relatives of the 127th recovered grandchild.
President of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Estela Carlotto with relatives of the 127th recovered grandchild. Foto:Abuelas Difusión

The discovery of the 127th grandchild missing since the dictatorship has concluded a successful year for the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo.

Now into late 80s and early 90s, and with the support of an impressive team of collaborators and specialists, the “Abuelas” have now solved three new cases in as many months.

“We are happy to announce the discovery of a new granddaughter. She is the daughter of María del Carmen Moyano and Carlos Poblete and was born during her parents’ illegal detention in May or June of 1977 in the ESMA,” Grandmothers president Estela Carlotto told journalists gathered for a press conference

“Let’s hope we can reach 130 by the 31st," she added.

Carlotta, flanked by members of both families, expressed the hope that the young woman might soon come forward to learn more about her family history and meet the world-renowned Grandmothers, who this year commemorated their 40th anniversary.

The young woman is said to be reflecting still on the news of her true identity.

A TRAGIC STORY

As is often the case, the story surrounding granddaughter number 127’s disappearance is a tragic one.

Her parents were kidnapped in April or May of 1977 in Córdoba province where they were kept at the La Perla concentration camp.

“The birth of granddaughter 127 was at the hands of the ESMA doctor Jorge Luis Magnacco, recently released from prison after serving two thirds of the soft sentence he was given,” Carlotto said.

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