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Argentina DNA - by Martin Acosta

..?I was in a plaza in Villa Ballester with my mother and my sister, who was only a few months old.  Some uniformed men showed up, they got off a bus.  My mother kissed us on the cheek and walked away. Right away they put a bag on her head...?We stayed in the plaza until it started to get dark. Later they took us to the police station and scared us with dogs. I knew that I was named Tatiana. And so I told them at the police station ?Tatiana Ruarte,? but they heard Duarte. Anyway they wrote me down as NO NAME. They sent me to an orphanage in Villa Elisa and my sister to Cuna house. ..?One day they took me to the court in San Martín to give me up for adoption. The couple that had taken my sister was there. They wanted to adopt me as well, but they were told that I was already taken...?The couple that adopted me later brought me back because I was ?dark-skinned.? In court they called back the couple that had taken my sister, and they adopted me as well.?..And that is how Tatiana Ruarte / Tatiana Sfiligoy and Laura Jotar / Mara Sfiligoy lived together under the same adoptive roof until March 19, 1980 when they were located by Grandmothers...?I don?t remember anything about my mother. About my father I remember that we were at a house and that we moved a lot.? ....City of Buenos Aires, July 24, 2001: Tatiana Ruarte (Tatiana Sfiligoy), and her grandmother, Amalia Pérez de Ruarte.....Oscar Ruarte, kidnapped August 17, 1976...Tatiana Ruarte, kidnapped in October 1977...

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..?I was in a plaza in Villa Ballester with my mother and my sister, who was only a few months old. Some uniformed men showed up, they got off a bus. My mother kissed us on the cheek and walked away. Right away they put a bag on her head...?We stayed in the plaza until it started to get dark. Later they took us to the police station and scared us with dogs. I knew that I was named Tatiana. And so I told them at the police station ?Tatiana Ruarte,? but they heard Duarte. Anyway they wrote me...
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