They placed a memorial tile of a missing journalist

They placed a memorial tile of a missing journalist

Tile in tribute to Enrique “Jarito” Walker (Photo Pepe Mateos)

Journalist Enrique “Jarito” WalkerWhoever it was editorial secretary of a weekly and is found missing since July 18, 1976, was honored on Friday with the placement of a tile in front of the place where he was kidnappedin the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Caballito.

“Jarito was not only an extraordinary journalist who covered the vietnam warthe Cordobazo and many other historical events, but an exemplary popular militant who left his job at Gente magazine to join our team with his great professionalism,” recalled Ricardo Grassi, director of the Montonera publication “El Descamisado” in which Walker participated.

Leaders of the Buenos Aires Press Union (Sipreba), journalists and their colleagues participated in the commemoration and they located the tile in Rivadavia 5050site where the Moreno cinema operated at that time, where Walker was kidnapped by a group of tasks.

The Press Union of Buenos Aires SiPreBA present at the installation of a tile in honor of Enrique Jarito Walker Photo Pepe Mateos
The Buenos Aires Press Union (SiPreBA) present at the installation of a tile in honor of Enrique “Jarito” Walker (Photo Pepe Mateos)

Nicknamed “the Englishman,” Walker was also one of the 160 missing or murdered rugbiers during the last civic-military dictatorship, according to recent research.

At the time of his kidnapping inside the movie theater, he managed to elude several of his captors and get on stage shouting his identity: “I’m a journalist, I’m a Montonero, my name is Jarito Walker”.

the weekly”the shirtless” was published during 62 weeksfrom the inauguration of then President Héctor Cámpora until the death of his successor, General Juan Domingo Perón, when the publication was outlawed.

The weekly magazine reached a print run of 100,000 weekly copies and was characterized by its notable photographic coveragelike that of the Ezeiza massacre, had a professionalized writing and a innovative design which made it a publishing success.

Miriam Lewin with colleagues from the Buenos Aires Press Union SiPreBA in the installation of a tile in honor of Enrique Jarito Walker Photo Pepe Mateos
Miriam Lewin with colleagues from the Buenos Aires Press Union (SiPreBA) in the placement of a tile in tribute to Enrique “Jarito” Walker (Photo Pepe Mateos)



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