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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:54 AM

Uruguay president apologizes for dirth war death of Argentine poet's daughter--in-law (Dirty War)

Source: Associated Press

Uruguay president apologizes for dirth war death of Argentine poet's daughter--in-law
By Associated Press

4:45 p.m. EDT, March 21, 2012

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) Uruguay's President Jose Mujica has accepted the government's responsibility for the death of an Argentine woman during the so-called dirty wars of the 1970s.Mujica says the act complies with a ruling by the Inter-American Human Rights Court in the case of Maria Claudia Garcia. She was the daughter-in-law of Argentine poet Juan Gelman and the case has become emblematic of deadly cooperation between the military dictatorships of Uruguay and Argentina.Garcia was a 19-year-old leftist when Argentine security forces arrested her in 1976. She was moved secretly to Uruguay, where she gave birth in a military hospital before dying in custody. Her remains have not been found. Her daughter attended Wednesday's ceremony.

Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-lt-uruguay-dirty-war,0,7882099.story





Argentinian poet, Jual Gelman



Maria Claudia Garcia & her husband
not long before they were arrested.


Woman urges probe into fate of dissident mom
Posted: 02/27/2008 09:49:08 PM MST
February 28, 2008 6:49 AM GMT Updated: 02/27/2008 11:49:57 PM MST Denver Post Wire Reportdenverpost.com

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay The granddaughter of Argentine poet Juan Gelman urged Uruguayan courts to reopen a probe into the 1976 disappearance of her dissident mother on Wednesday, weeks before her grandfather is to receive the Spanish-speaking world's most prestigious literary award, the Cervantes Prize.

Macarena Gelman's mother was pregnant when she was abducted in Buenos Aires in 1976 and sent secretly to Uruguay, where she disappeared under the custody of dictatorship-era security forces, Argentine court officials charge.

Gelman was born in captivity and raised by a military family who adopted her without knowing her true identity, she said.

"I found out in 2000 that I was really the daughter of Maria Claudia" Irureta Goyena, she told a news conference on Wednesday. "If anyone has any information about where the remains of my mother are, please say."

Read more: Woman urges probe into fate of dissident mom - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/ci_8386540#ixzz1ppGXcUMe

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