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Hebe de Bonafini passed away this Sunday at the age of 93. The president of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo had been discharged on October 13, after having been hospitalized for three days at the Italian Hospital in the city of La Plata for medical check-ups.

Hebe de Bonafini died at the age of 93 (Archive / DyN).

“Dearest Hebe, Mother of Plaza de Mayo, world symbol of the fight for Human Rights, pride of Argentina“, wrote Cristina Kirchner through his Twitter account.

And followed: “God called you on the day of National Sovereignty… it should not be a coincidence. Just thank you and always”.

Death of Hebe de Bonafini: the words of Cristina Fernández Kirchner

Death of Hebe de Bonafini: the words of Cristina Fernández Kirchner (twitter/)

Despite the fact that he presented several health problems in recent months, Bonafini was present in the square.

“The doctors let me come because they know that it is also part of my health, I need the job to take care of myself, I need you to get better,” the leader commented, recalling that “the comrades who took this job so many years ago gave their lives by (Juan Domingo) Perón”.

Alberto Fernández decreed three days of mourning

Through a statement, Alberto Fernández lamented the news of the death of Hebe de Bonafini.

“The President of the Nation Alberto Fernández says goodbye with deep pain and respect to Hebe de Bonafini, Mother of Plaza de Mayo and tireless fighter for human rights,” he begins by saying.

And he decreed three days of mourning: “The Government decrees three days of national mourning and pays tribute to Hebe, her memory and her struggle, which will always be present as a guide in difficult times.”

The statement from the presidency on the death of Hebe de Bonafini.

The statement from the presidency on the death of Hebe de Bonafini. (presidency/)

Who was Hebe de Bonafini

Hebe De Bonafini was the president of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, the organization of mothers of detainees during the last military dictatorship in Argentina, which was called the “National Reorganization Process.”

Bonafini was born in a working-class neighborhood in the town of Ensenada and he would have turned 94 on December 4 next.

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