Mothers Of Plaza De Mayo Reject Obama’s Visit To Argentina
Above Photo: Hebe de Bonafini says Obama visit represents new neoliberal policies to Argentina. | Photo: Telam
The head of Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini, described the visit of President Obama to Argentina as “a mockery of the historical memory of the Argentine people.”
The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo Association called misplaced the visit of US President, Barack Obama, to Argentina during the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 coup.
“I started thinking what country represents Obama and I immediately jumped to mind the Condor Plan . A concocted plan, designed and made by the United States , ” said the president of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini association through a statement.
Bonafini said that the visit of US President scheduled for 23 and 24 March 2016 is “like a slap to the history of the Argentine people .” In his view, Obama’s visit to Argentina is the beginning of new neoliberal policies supported by Mauricio Macri.
He rejected the eventual Obama ‘s visit to the former School of Naval Mechanics (ESMA), which served as the largest clandestine detention and torture center in Argentina during the last dictatorship.
“That man has blood stained hands and here we do not want. Our organization, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, repudiates with all his might the arrival of Obama to the country,” he added.
Recently the head of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo reported that the date of Obama’s visit to the country, was a strategy to tarnish the activities that take place every March 24 by the end of the last military dictatorship , where some 30,000 people they disappeared and at least 500 children were stolen from their mothers who gave birth in captivity.