The president of the Argentine Association of Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Estela de Carlotto, held on Tuesday a reserved meeting with President Rafael Correa.
“The President decided to invite her to come to our country with his grandson (…) and visit the Galapagos Islands, and have a moment of rest and tranquility,” told to reporters Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.
Grandmother and grandson exchanged gifts with Correa before holding a private meeting. For his part, President Rafael Correa said he was excited to “see their progress and examples.”
At a press conference, De Carlotto said: “I will not give up this fight while I have life because there are still grandchildren to find.” He added that “I do not want for the kids to be born in my country more dictatorships but democracies.”
After his trip to Ecuador, Carlotto, about to turn 84, and his grandson expected to travel to the Vatican in November at the invitation of Pope Francisco.