Diego Maradona Junior, son of Diego Armando Maradona, showed his support for the international campaign promoted by Argentina to find the disappeared of the military dictatorship (1976-1983) on Wednesday, according to the Argentine Consulate in Rome on social media.
Maradona’s son, born in Naples and of Italian nationality, will obtain Argentine nationality this Thursday and has received the thanks of the consulate for his support and his “commitment as an imminent Argentine citizen, which has a very special value.”
The Argentine consulate in Rome announced today, on the 45th anniversary of the coup that gave rise to the military dictatorship (1976-1983), the start of this international campaign and encouraged through its social networks those who have “doubts about their origins “to get in touch with them.
The campaign, launched on the National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice, wants to “continue with the tireless search and restitution of the true identity” to the thousands of disappeared under the Argentine dictatorship “including 500 children”, indicates the consulate in a statement.
“So far 130 grandchildren have been found. These people have not only recovered their family history but also the right to identity and to know the truth. It remains to restore the identity of approximately 350 people who can be found anywhere in the world.” , Add.
Now the Argentine authorities are looking for “the grandchildren of the Grandmothers who today are between 40 and 45 years old. They are adults who may have moved abroad for various reasons and consequently live anywhere in the world.”
“The search for grandchildren continues to be valid precisely because identity is a fundamental right of people, just as it is a right of family members to know the truth of what happened,” claims the consulate.
Coinciding with this date, Italy will illuminate the Gianicolo Lighthouse in Rome this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. local time, the same time in which the 1976 coup took place, in memory of all the disappeared of the Argentine dictatorship, Italian media report.
This lighthouse was built in 1911 in homage to the “tanos”, the Italian emigrants to Argentina, which today will be lit after many years to honor the victims of the dictatorship.