Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel received this Tuesday in Havana the president of the Argentine Association Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Estela Varnes de Carlotto.
Claudia Susana Carlotto, daughter of Estela Varnes, along with Daniel Ricci and Juan Carlos Barroso, representatives of university organizations, also participated in the meeting between the Cuban president and the Argentine human rights activist, according to a note released by the state-run Cuban News Agency (ACN).
The president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo was invited to make this visit to the island by the Federation of Cuban Women, whose president, Teresa Amarelle, was present at the meeting.
Varnes, whose daughter Laura Carlotto was arrested and killed during the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983), joined in 1978 a group of women in the organization struggling to locate each one of the missing grandchildren.
In her case, the encounter with her grandson Guido, born in captivity when her daughter Laura was a prisoner, was possible after 36 years of searching, on August 5, 2014.
The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo estimate that more than 400 children have been registered as missing and deprived of their identity, their right to live with their family and other rights recognized nationally and internationally as universal human rights.