Warped values and stolen children

Warped values and stolen children

Argentina has its version of stolen children: the infants of murdered women and political prisoners, given for adoption to supporters of the regime. Could it help us resolve our history of falsified birth certs and illegal adoptions?

The news last week linked in my memory the dark histories of Ireland and Argentina. It brought back a memory I can never forget. I was standing in a hidden corner of a small city cemetery in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires at the excavation of a mass grave. The forensic anthropologists were uncovering the skeletons of some of the women murdered by the Argentinian junta during its dirty war in the 1960s and 1970s.

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