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Ninos Robados - Spain's Stolen Children

Ninos Robados - Spain's Stolen Children
I saw this story today, though it's from earlier in the month. The actual events happened between the 1930s and 1990s. 900 cases are currently being investigated, but the lawyers involved are saying that the numbers are probably closer to 300,000. Infants were stolen from the hospital and sold to "approved" Catholic families. I cry for those mothers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15335899

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kittenscribble
Oct. 28th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
Not cool. NOT COOL.

See also, much closer to home:
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/25/141672992/native-foster-care-lost-children-shattered-families

I'm trying to figure out who I can write, or what I can do, to address this situation.
p_sunshine
Oct. 28th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
Oh sweetie. I'm so sorry. I totally did not intend to freak you out.
Wow. I read that first part of the NPR investigation and I have no words. Those kids, being pulled out of their homes because the state gets more money for them?!? I'm glad those babies were returned, but that poor family!
kittenscribble
Oct. 28th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, no worries, that was pure indignation, not freakout.

Stupid financial incentives!
p_sunshine
Oct. 28th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Here's an attorney working on the Lakota People's Law Project
http://www.dailykos.com/blog/Daniel%20Sheehan
He has contact info for various people and committees at the bottom of the page. I'm sort of stunned that there's a US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs - how has that name not changed?
kittenscribble
Oct. 28th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link!

I think the Bureau of Indian Affairs is still in existence as well.
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