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Argentinian DNA: The Fracture
'These people were kept at military and police facilities. Many were tortured and murdered in cold blood.
They were burnt or thrown out of planes alive.'
The team of anthropologist Luis Fondebrider finds the remains of the missing in 1976-1983.
During this period, Argentina was under the rule of a military dictatorship.
It's still spoken of as one of the most tragic periods in the history of the country.
According to various estimates, from 9,000 to 30,000 went missing during this period.
The children of the detained oppositionists were taken away and given to other people.
For many years, hundreds of mothers and grandmothers have been coming to the central square of Buenos Aires once a week with photos of stolen children.
They hope someday they will return home.
This is one of the episodes of our series Argentinian DNA (2019).
We post it on the Day of the Political Rights of Argentine Women.