Friday, December 8, 2023

Argentina’s president called for the protection and strengthening of democracy

On October 30, 1983, after the terror of the dictatorship (1976-1983), we again put our votes in the polls and became the protagonists of the country’s destiny, the president wrote in his profile on the social network X.

Many lives were lost. We have a duty to guarantee democratic partnership while respecting each other’s diversity. In this way we can achieve social justice that we still owe to ourselves, he added.

Likewise, he stressed that within three weeks the citizens will decide who will lead the future of this country when discussing the runoff on November 19 between the candidate of Unión por la Patria, Sergio Massa, and La Libertad Avanza , Javier Milei.

For her part, the president of the association of Grandmothers in Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, emphasized the importance of continuing the struggle for memory, truth and justice, as well as the search for suitable grandchildren during the military regime .

In addition, he warned about the danger posed by Milei, who, in his opinion, “does not have the qualifications to be president. “It is a trick, a joke, of the highest evil, with a lot of hate.”

On October 30, 1983, Raúl Alfonsín (1927-2009) was elected head of state after a seven-year dictatorship that committed crimes against humanity, disappeared about 30,000 people and separated hundreds of children from their families.

Under his mandate, the National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons was created and in 1985 the process against the repressors Jorge Rafael Videla, Emilio Eduardo Massera, Orlando Ramón Agosti, Roberto Eduardo Viola, Armando Lambruschini, Omar Domingo Rubens, Leopoldo Galtieri, Jorge Anaya and Basilio Lami Dozo.

The sentencing of five of the nine defendants is considered a historic event and against impunity for State terrorism.

Alfonsín’s victory in the polls happened thanks to the popular mobilization and marked a first and an after in the history of Argentina.

Recently, Lola sent a letter to the Google company to criticize “the abundance of content that denies or minimizes the regime and the crimes committed.”

“It is worrying to see how these falsehoods and distortions spread through platforms like YouTube, which perpetuates a narrative that is clearly against the truth and the suffering we experience as a society,” the text shows.


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