Argentine activist to keep hunting for missing granddaughter

A 92-year-old activist in Argentina who has spent decades searching for a granddaughter abducted during the country’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship plans to resume her search — after being misinformed the woman had been found. Mariani is one of the country’s best known rights activists, and the Christmas Eve news that she had finally found her granddaughter — who was abducted as an infant when regime agents killed her mother — was the feel-good story of the season. Mariani, who is nearly blind, “is extremely sad, and in pain,” spokesman Juan Martin Padilla said Saturday.

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