September 23, 2014
Carlotto meets grandson in private encounter
The family of Estela de Carlotto, president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo who found her grandson after 35 years following his abduction by the military dictatorship, decided to hold today's expected meeting in an unknown location in order to preserve the privacy of those involved.
After the confirmation of the meeting by Victory Front lawmaker Remo Carlotto and Human Rights Secretary Guido “Kibo” Carlotto, the two assured the relocation of the reunion, so the parts would enjoy the moment without being exposed to the pressure of local press.
The encounter was carried out under maximum privacy following questions by the Carlotto family against Federal Judge María Servini de Cubría, who revealed the name of Estela’s grandson.
“We are surprised by the solidarity of our people that always gave us information to contribute in the search. When we are told that human rights organizations have been co-opt by this government we say it is absurd,” Remo Carlotto said alluding to criticism by some opposition sectors that accuse the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration of making a political use of dictatorship-era demands.
“A media told me not to politicize the matter; my sister was killed for politics and my nephew was found because of politics. Never have I spoken in this house, never did I feel my sister was not with me,” the Kirchnerite lawmaker and son of Estela de Carlotto told his Lower House peers.
“It is deep reparation we feel with each child we recover. It was the owner of the field who gave my nephew to the workman,” he explained alluding to the man that, along with his wife, raised Ignacio Hurban, now 36-year-old Guido Carlotto, after he was separated from his 23-year-old biological mother Laura Carlotto only five hours after he had been born.