In the second consecutive year of commemoration of the life and disappearance of activist Elena Quinteros, the organizers seek to “take back our history, a history that aims to hide and change,” warned the general Secretary of the Party for the Victory of the People (PVP), Luis Puig, in INFO 24.
These days the kidnapping of the teacher Quinteros in 1976 is remembered once again and in this context the PVP is organizing a tribute event in ‘La Huella de Seregni’ for this Tuesday the 26th.
Puig mentioned this sense of the fact that there are more and more “voices appearing from our country, the region, the world, anchored on the extreme right, which affirms the terrorism of the state.”
It is “the same current that Argentina says ‘and there can be 30,000 or it is an invention, is it a cliché?’; “here they are expressed as the vindication of the civil-military dictatorship.”
The experienced militant indicated that “in this we must include not only retired or active military commanders,” who “historically claimed state terrorism, without exception, throughout the democratic period.”
In that direction it is necessary to “find also those sectors of the political and social right that seek to change something that Uruguayans of all ages claim every May 20, which is the issue of Truth and Justice as is an essential element for building democracy,” Puig pointed out.
He emphasized that “this” popular democratic demand “tends to derail the last test of State terrorism so that our partners are forgotten, they are no longer vindicated; In this case it is the exact opposite.”
This is the opposite because “one of the most obvious parts of the claim is the solidarity expressed by Elena Quinteros, shown for example in the testimony of some of her fellow captives, such as in the case of América García,” the leader said.
“America says that while being held in the Cabildo prison in the ’70s, they were both tortured in the same room, their heads submerged in the ‘garbage'”, an extreme situation where “Elena was in charge – America does not know how – to think of the strength of her torturer, to stand up and shout, “Do not torture her, she is pregnant!”