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Long-lost Argentine grandson tweets photo with famous grandma

Published on Aug 9, 2014 2:06 AM
Picture of Argentine jazz musician Ignacio Hurban with his grandmother Estela Carlotto, which he tweeted on Friday. -- PHOTO: TWITTER

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - An Argentine man who recently learned he was the long-lost grandson of an activist who fights to find babies stolen during the 1976-1983 dictatorship posted a picture of them Friday on Twitter.

The picture, the first public image of them together, shows Ignacio Hurban, a 36-year-old jazz musician, with his arm around his grandmother Estela Carlotto, the president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo rights group.

"Thank you. Thank you very much," says the post.

Hurban - whose mother in fact named him Guido Montoya Carlotto, according to survivors of the secret prison where he was born - learned this week through DNA testing that he is the son of Carlotto's daughter Laura, a political prisoner killed by the military regime.

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