Hebe de Bonafini, the co-founder of the iconic Argentinian protest movement Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, died Sunday at the age of 93, her daughter said in a statement.
Bonafini was the mother of two sons who disappeared during Argentina’s brutal military regime that ruled the country between 1976 and 1983.
She and a group of mothers began public protests demanding to know the whereabouts of their children. For over 40 years, and through different governments, the women continued to meet and march around the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires.
On Sunday, Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez said Bonafini was a “tireless fighter for human rights,” as he ordered three days of national mourning.
Bonafini’s daughter, Alejandra, thanked supporters who had sent well wishes…