The remains of the President of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association, Hebe de Bonafiniwho died at the age of 93, will be cremated and their ashes will be placed in the mythical green space located in front of the Casa Rosada, at the express request of the human rights leader herself.
“We inform that at the request of Hebe herself, her ashes will rest in the Plaza de Mayo”indicated the organization that led La Plata for more than four decades.
As they pointed out through their Twitter account, in the course of the days they will provide more details about Bonafini’s farewell ceremony. “You taught us to walk, now we will follow in your footsteps #HebeEterna”, concluded the publication on social networks.
Hebe de Bonafini, synonymous with Mothers of Plaza de Mayo and Human Rights, died
Hebe de Bonafini, the historic president of the Argentine association Madres de Plaza de Mayo formed during the dictatorship to find out the fate of her children and other detainees disappeared by the military regime, He passed away this Sunday at the age of 93.
With two sons and her daughter-in-law missing during the dictatorship, Bonafini was one of the founders of the mythical group of mothers that in 1977 began to meet in Plaza de Mayo, in front of the government house in Buenos Aires, to demand information on the whereabouts of of their children.
Over the months they began to identify with a white headscarf, which soon became an unequivocal symbol of the organization. His fight continued in democracy, with demonstrations and acts that continued to demand truth and justice.
The Mother of Plaza de Mayo who never kept quiet, neither in a dictatorship nor in a democracy
Plaza de Mayo is also the final resting place of Azucena Villaflor
The Plaza de Mayo already keeps the remains of another referent of the Mothers: Azucena Villaflor, one of the founders of that group of women who rose up against the dictatorship and protested loudly for the appearance of her children.
Villaflor was the mother of Néstor De Vincenti, who was detained-disappeared on November 13, 1976 when he went to visit his girlfriend, Raquel Magnin, who was also kidnapped in the same repressive operation.
The day that Hebe de Bonafini left the Judgment of the Boards because they prohibited her from using the handkerchief
The founder of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo was kidnapped on December 10, 1977. and transferred to ESMA, to later be thrown on one of the death flights.
His lifeless body appeared on the Buenos Aires coast and was buried as NN in the General Lavalle Cemetery: in 2005, after the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) identified his remains, Villaflor’s ashes were buried in Plaza de May.
“Creator of Mothers, arrested and disappeared looking for her son Néstor and the thirty thousand kidnapped. She was held captive in the ESMA and thrown alive into the sea. Trial and punishment of the guilty”reads the plaque placed on that day in 2005.
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