Argentina, Political

Barack Obama & Las Madres

Friday, September 24, 2010  

Cristina & BarackPresident Brarack Obama mentions “The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo” in his address to the UN. As an example of how much more powerful my birth country is to my adopted country, those few words made headlines here and were also the subject of debate on television. When they lunched together, the Argentine President thanked him.

More impressive to me, Obama’s recognition of these brave women’s struggle against opression, beginning 3 decades ago, is a big contrast for the same country which backed the dictatorship that was responsible for widespread terrorism and the extermination of more than 30,000 people.

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