Remains of mothers found.
Azucena Villaflor de Vincenti, Esther Ballestrino de Careaga and Maria Eugenia Ponce de Bianco were kidnapped in early December 1977 along with two French nuns, Alice Domon and Leonie Duquet, after the former Navy officer Alfredo Astiz--known as the "angel of death"--infiltrated the group, posing as the brother of one of the disappeared.
Investigators confirmed that the women were thrown into the sea in one of the "flights of death," a practice by which those opposing the military dictatorship (1976-83) were thrown out of airplanes into the Atlantic Ocean.
The bodies were found shortly afterwards on the beach of Santa Teresita, in the province of Buenos Aires. They were transferred to the cemetery in the city of General Lavalle and buried without being identified after their fingerprints were taken.
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|Title Annotation:||WORLD BRIEFS; Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo found|
|Publication:||National Catholic Reporter|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Aug 12, 2005|
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