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Woman Reunited With Family 40 Years After She Was Kidnapped by the Govt.

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She was kidnapped in the womb

Argentina was a chaotic, violent country in the 1970s and ‘80s. Two brutal dictators hammered down on anyone who didn’t support them, often stealing dissidents away and making them “disappear.” The children of these unfortunate people were systematically taken from their parents and given to those that the state could trust. They were never to know the truth about their parents until one group of bereaved women got together to demand justice. Risking capital punishment, The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo have worked for decades to get their grandchildren back.

They’ve succeeded in over 100 recoveries, and this is one of their stories.

women looking for kidnapped loved ones

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