Cuban diplomats murdered by the Argentinian dictatorship are remembered

Edited by Beatriz Montes de Oca
2023-08-09 09:19:01


Cuban diplomats murdered by the Argentinian dictatorship are remembered


Havana, Aug 9 (RHC) Cuban workers and diplomats in Argentina will remember this Wednesday in Buenos Aires their compatriots Jesús Cejas and Crescencio Galañena, assassinated 47 years ago during the last military dictatorship in this country (1976-1983).

As part of the activities to pay tribute to them, the documentary Tramas del Plan Cóndor, by director Federico Palazzo, will be screened, which describes part of the investigative process of the crimes perpetrated during that period.

The young diplomats were kidnapped by a regime task force, a few steps from the Cuban embassy, ​​and later murdered in the Automotores Orletti clandestine detention and torture center, one of several that functioned as extermination sites.

Almost four decades later, in June 2012, Galañena's remains were found in a 200-liter metal tank filled with cement, in an abandoned property in the Buenos Aires town of Virreyes. A year later those of his partner were found.

In April 2022, the Argentinian justice system ordered the delivery to the National Archive of Memory of four tanks found in 2012 and 2013 with skeletal remains of victims of the dictatorial regime. Before, specialists from the National Institute of Industrial Technology and the Forensic Anthropology Team worked on its study, analysis and identification. This way it was possible to establish the identity of four people, including Cuban officials.

Recently, the metal tanks where the remains of Cejas and Galañena were found were donated to Cuba and placed in the Memorial de la Denuncia, in Havana. (Source: PL)


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