- Title: Missing person case brings back painful memories of Argentina's disappeared
- Date: 11th August 2017
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (AUGUST 11, 2017) (REUTERS) MARCH OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN BUENOS AIRES TO CALL FOR THE 'RETURN WITH LIFE' OF SANTIAGO MALDONADO WOMEN HOLDING BANNER AT MARCH PEOPLE HOLDING SIGN WITH PICTURE OF SANTIAGO MALDONADO, WHO DEMONSTRATORS SAY WAS "DISAPPEARED" BY ARGENTINE OFFICIALS DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING WITH SIGN READING (Spanish) "RETURN WITH LIFE NOW" VARIOUS OF PEOPLE MARCHING IN THE RAIN
- Embargoed: 25th August 2017 23:57
- Keywords: Argentina disappeared Santiago Maldonado Mapuche Benetton Mauricio Macri Cristina Fernandez
- Location: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- City: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
- Country: Argentina
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TPQKOZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A missing person case has stirred up painful memories in Argentina as family and friends of Santiago Maldonado claim he was 'disappeared' by security forces after protesting the treatment of indigenous people in Patagonia.
Santiago Maldonado, who had travelled to Argentina's far south to protest the eviction of an indigenous group from lands owned by Italian clothing company, Benetton, was reportedly arrested by security forces for blocking a road on August 1. He has not been seen since.
Argentina's government offered a $27,000 dollar reward for information on Maldonado after the United Nations called for the government to act on the case.
Maldonado's case has gripped Argentina, which decades later is still working to identify victims of the country's 'Dirty War,' when a military junta ruled the country and routinely murdered dissenters.
Cristina Fernandez, a former president and current candidate for Senate, raised the profile of the case when she tweeted on Sunday (August 6) that "Santiago should appear and should appear alive." And on Friday (August 11) thousands of people joined a march in Buenos Aires to demand Maldonado's return.
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