Bonafini, Hebe de (1928–)

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Bonafini, Hebe de (1928–)

Argentinean political activist. Name variations: Hebe María Pastor, Kika Pastor. Born Hebe María Pastor, Dec 4, 1928, in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina; m. Humberto Bonafini (or Toto), Nov 9, 1949 (died 1982); children: several.

After disappearance of politically active son Raúl (1977), began making trips to army regiment in Palermo to try to locate him; met other mothers searching for answers from government about their lost children and with them formed the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (1977), which conducted marches and other activities to bring international attention to the disappeared; served as president of Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, traveled internationally to meet with government officials, and received many awards from numerous countries for her human-rights work.