Grandmothers’ president recovers grandson taken away under dictatorshipEstela De Carlotto, the president of activist group the Grandmothers of the Plaza De Mayo, learned today that the grandchild taken away during the military dictatorship of 1976-83 had been found.Sources from the group, which aims to reunite the children taken from those disappeared during the dictatorship with their genetic, informed that De Carlotto’s male grandson had been located after voluntarily coming forward for a DNA test.He is the biological son of Laura, the daughter of the Grandmothers’ president who remains disappeared.”The result was positive, we have found my nephew. We are very excited. The boy turned up voluntary because he had doubts over his identity and the blood test showed a 99 percent match,” Kibo Carlotto, the Buenos Aires province secretary of Human Rights, told the press.
According to the Infojus website, Guido Carlotto, 35, lives in Olavarría and is a musician, playing the piano. He is expected to meet his grandmother later today, after spending his entire life unaware of his origins.
Laura was two months pregnant when kidnapped by security forces on November 26 1977, and according to testimony she gave birth to a child she named Guido in the Military Hospital in June 1978.
After the birth, Laura was returned to the ‘La Cacha’ clandestine detention centre, without her baby, and murdered on August 25 of that same year.Other articles to read are: