President Alberto Fernández decreed this Sunday three days of national mourning in homage to the “memory” of the head of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini, whom he dismissed with “deep pain and respect” and defined as a “tireless fighter for human rights.”
“The Government and the Argentine people recognize in her an international symbol of the search for memory, truth and justice for the thirty thousand disappeared. As founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, she shed light in the middle of the dark night of the military dictatorship and sowed the road to the recovery of democracy 40 years ago,” said the Presidency in a statement.
For this reason, the Executive Branch decreed three days of national mourning and “pays tribute to Hebe, her memory and her struggle, which will always be present as a guide in difficult times.”
Beyond the decision to decree the three days of national mourning, President Alberto Fernández fired the late head of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini, whom he defined as “a tireless fighter.”