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The News Minute | August 7, 2014 | 6.38 pm IST

Estela de Carlotto found her grandson 36 years after he had been kidnapped by her country’s military junta in the 1970s. Her grandson is the 114th child to be found by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an activist group, of which she is president. The group was formed to find the children who had been missing after the military junta murdered its political opponents in the 1970s. 

According to a report in The Guardian, Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who is a vocal supporter of the group congratulated Carlotto. She later tweeted: “"Today Argentina is a more just country than yesterday.”

Estella De Carlotto

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The Guardian reported that Carlotto has still not met her grandson Ignacio Hurban, who was identified through DNA testing. She said she was waiting for the right time to meet him, and that he had spoken to her daughter. She held a press conference on Tuesday to make the announcement.

The Guardian reported that Carlotto's daughter Laura was two months pregnant when she was taken to the La Cacha death camp in Buenos Aires province in November 1977. Her husband Oscar Montoya was reportedly murdered in front of her at the death camp. She had named her son Guido before she was murdered by the military, according to surviving witnesses at the La Cacha.

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