President Alberto Fernandez he dedicated a farewell message to Hebe de Bonafini after learning the news of his death this Sunday, November 20. Nevertheless, his words were not welcomed by the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Associationa group that made up the militant for human rights: they questioned it and stated that it was “an insult.”
“With the departure of Hebe de Bonafini we lost a tireless fighter. Demanding truth and justice together with Mothers and Grandmothers, faced the genocidal when collective common sense went in another direction. With great affection and sincere regret, I bid you farewell. Goodbye Hebe,” said the president this Sunday through his Twitter account.
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Hours later, the harsh response from the association arrived, which did not coincide with Fernández’s words and began to correct his words: “Mr. President, nothing was lost, the legacy of the Mothers lives in the town”.
“Relating our President’s struggle to another organization is an insult”raised the group, referring to the relationship that the president made with Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, and concluded: “Luckily Hebe made public everything she thought about you”.
Although the relationship of Hebe de Bonafini It had a good start with the current government, and it didn’t take long for it to become a link with a critical and confrontational attitude both towards Alberto Fernández and his management and officials, as was the case with the former Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán.
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“They are negotiating the hunger of the people. I’m upset, not just because the President lied to me. I want people to know that we have nothing to do with this deal. We would never allow a man like Guzmán, who is negotiating with the Fund, to do so with the people’s hunger,” the political reference launched when the agreement with the IMF was negotiated.
In turn, after signing the agreement with the Fund, Bonafini shared a letter in which He asked for “forgiveness on his knees” for “failing to convince the Executive not to pay”, a fact that he described as “a blow to the heart.” “They didn’t listen to us, he regretted it.”
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As expected, the Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner He was one of the many political figures who expressed his condolences for the death of Hebe de Bonafini through his Twitter profile, a space that he took advantage of to describe her as a “argentinian pride” and highlight their work on Human Rights.
“Dearest Hebe, Mother of Plaza de Mayo, world symbol of the fight for Human Rights, pride of Argentina. God called you on the day of National Sovereignty… it should not be a coincidence. Simply thank you and see you always”said the official.
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The relationship between the two has strengthened in recent times, especially after the federal prosecutor Diego Luciani requested 12 years in prison and perpetual disqualification from holding public office for the vice president for the Cause Road.
“We cannot allow Cristina to be sentenced or go to jail. You have to make a town, it’s the only thing she’s going to save you. You have to defend it with everything. We are justice,” Bonafini insisted in defense of the official.
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