President Alberto Fernandez today led the act for the National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice and condemned the atrocious acts that were committed against the Argentine population in the years of the dictatorship of Jorge Rafael Videla (1976/1981).
Surrounded by the greatest exponents in the fight for Human Rights in Argentina, the mandatary repudiated the deniers of the dictatorship seeking to discredit the darkest chapter in the country’s history. “I feel ashamed and disgusted by what they say,” settled Alberto Fernandez.
Along the same lines, he acknowledged that the dictatorship “was ruthless with the population” and assured that it was “the worst tragedy” in the country’s history. “We never thought that the dictatorship could have such a level of cruelty and brutality; never seen anything like it before. I’m sure it was the worst tragedy that Argentina had to live through”, he expressed Alberto Fernandez.
In his speech, the Executive recalled the 30,000 Argentine men and women who disappeared without a trace during the five years that the military dictatorship lasted in the country and the thousands of people who had to flee into exile because of the brutal political persecution of that epoch.
“The dictatorship did not care about anything, they killed all those who had a critical thought. If they were workers they were assassinated, if they were scientists they were assassinated, if they were militants they were assassinated, if they were businessmen they were robbed and tortured,” he stressed. the mandatary.
“They were afraid of critical thinking, of humanistic visions, of those who thought intelligently about the well-being of the nation. Nothing was more dangerous for them.” Fernandez.
The heartfelt message to the Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo
Before concluding his speech, the President of the Republic praised the bravery and courage shown by the Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in their search for justice and truth, and thanked them for tirelessly fighting against impunity.
“We must never forget the insurmountable struggle of the Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, these women who had the courage to stand up to the dictators and demand truth, justice and reparation. They had the courage that millions of Argentines lacked and this, without a doubt, has an incalculable weight in our history. To you, thank you,” said the president.