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Argentina DNA - by Martin Acosta

.?We were in a plaza. My mom walked away towards some guys. They put a bag on her head and put her into a car. She did it so that they wouldn?t kidnap us. Me sister told me this. I was six months old, Tatiana was three but she remembers."...They were given to different families but destiny brought them together in the same place. Kidnapped together, separated in different orphanages, adopted separately and once again united in the same family...?In my family the women were named Laura.  My parents christened me Mara.  But Tatiana said,  ?My sister is named Laura.? That?s why I?m Laura Malena. I like it, and I?m going to name my daughter Laura.?...The grandmothers discovered the case in 1980 and arranged a visiting schedule with the adoptive family. They play a large role in comforting the girls. But for Laura-Mara it was very difficult, and it is evident...The day that we took the photos at her aunt's house in Berisso, Mara was not well. She became very distressed and there was a lot of tension in her hands. That period of her life is very difficult for her...Laura-Mara is devoted to her father, a physical education teacher and boxer. She is quite taken with a photo of him at school. In the background a painting of Independence Day can be seen, with depictions of some women in white scarves.......La Plata, Buenos Aires, August 9, 2001: Laura Jotar (Mara Laura Sfiligoy) and her aunt Susana Jotar, 48 years old.....Alberto Jotar, kidnapped, October 1977.....

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.?We were in a plaza. My mom walked away towards some guys. They put a bag on her head and put her into a car. She did it so that they wouldn?t kidnap us. Me sister told me this. I was six months old, Tatiana was three but she remembers."...They were given to different families but destiny brought them together in the same place. Kidnapped together, separated in different orphanages, adopted separately and once again united in the same family...?In my family the women were named Laura....
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Headline: MARTIN ACOSTA
Author: Martin Acosta


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