by Jo Fisher
South End Press
During the years of military rule in Argentina (1976-83), thousands of people disappeared without a trace. As repression intensified, the Mothers of the Disappeared (Madres de Plaza de Mayo) took to the streets in protest. With astonishing courage, they risked their lives to demonstrate, holding placards with pictures of their "lost" children, demanding their return.
Fisher places the struggle of the Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina and compares their experience with the resistance of other Latin American women.