Year: 2000 Source: Omega, v.41,no.4, (2000), p.279-289 SIEC No: 20010819

In Argentina during the years 1976-83 the military assumed power, employing oppression, torture, death, & disappearance to intimidate the citizenry. A group of mothers, who met while searching for their “disappeared” children, banded together in 1977, organized the group, Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, & protested publicly the atrocities that were being inflicted on the Argentine people. Through the support of their group, public protests, & the continuation of their disappeared children’s work, the Mothers transformed their grief into positive action. (18 refs.)