Magazine article The Christian Century

Estela Barnes De Carlotto

Magazine article The Christian Century

Estela Barnes De Carlotto

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Estela Barnes de Carlotto, president and founder of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina--a World Council of Churches partner--has been reunited with her grandson, who was born in a death camp during Argentina's dictatorship.

Guido Montoya Carlotto, 35, a musician, volunteered to undergo a DNA test after having doubts about his identity. He was a match with Carlotto, whose daughter, Laura Carlotto, was abducted and imprisoned while pregnant during the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. She was killed shortly after she gave birth, and her infant was given to a childless family. The dictatorship did this with many other children, usually giving them to a family with a military connection.

Since the time of the dictatorship, the Latin American Council of Churches and other members of the WCC have accompanied the work of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo as they sought justice for their children and grandchildren who disappeared from detention centers during the dictatorship.

Frank de Nully Brown, bishop of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina, wrote to Carlotto expressing joy that the search into which the mothers and grandmothers put so much dedication has paid off again. …

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