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Argentina DNA - by Martin Acosta

?When she saw me for the first time she yelled ?Paula!? Grandma Delfina is the only person that calls me Paula....?When I was three I learned I had been adopted. When I was about twelve I had nightmares with acts of violence. I began to match the dates and I asked my mom if I was the daughter of disappeared people. I cried like a condemned woman, but it was a great relief...?In 1995, I began to search. A woman saw me on Channel 3 in Rosario. Right away she thought I was the granddaughter of Agustin, my grandfather, the father of Enrique. She found my number in the phonebook. She spoke with mom and they met. They went to see Delfina, and she showed her a picture of Blanca. That?s when my mom thought it could be possible."..Paula-Carolina is working to learn about her parents and to find her brother, or sister. Blanca, her mother, was about to give birth when she was kidnapped...Two years after regaining her identity, Paula-Carolina found the remains of Blanca and she buried them at the Venado Tuerto cemetery...?We were together until the end. Blanca was a devoted mother. I love knowing that they had an idea and they believed in it. I love knowing that they worked in small villages. I am proud of what my parents did.?....Rosario, Santa Fe, August 26, 2001: Paula Cortass (Carolina Guallane) and her grandmother Delfina Abba de Cortassa.....Enrique Cortassa and Blanca Zapata, kidnapped February 11, 1977.......

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?When she saw me for the first time she yelled ?Paula!? Grandma Delfina is the only person that calls me Paula....?When I was three I learned I had been adopted. When I was about twelve I had nightmares with acts of violence. I began to match the dates and I asked my mom if I was the daughter of disappeared people. I cried like a condemned woman, but it was a great relief...?In 1995, I began to search. A woman saw me on Channel 3 in Rosario. Right away she thought I was the granddaughter of...
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Headline: MARTIN ACOSTA
Author: Martin Acosta


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