Rosario Ibarra de Piedra dies, forerunner in the search for missing persons


This Saturday, Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, a social activist and forerunner of the search for missing persons in Mexico, passed away at the age of 95.

This was confirmed by National Commission for Human Rights through his Twitter account, where he expressed his condolences to his daughter, Rosary Stone Ibarrahead of said Commission.

Rosario Ibarra never gave up in the search for her son, Jesús Piedra, a member of the September 23 Communist League, who disappeared during the Dirty War in 1974. This led her to found the ¡Eureka! Committee, made up of mothers of disappeared persons in Mexico.

Also a forerunner of the defense of human rights, she also served as a deputy, senator and political advisor.

In addition, she was the first woman to run for the Presidency of the Republic in 1982 and 1988 by the now extinct Workers’ Revolutionary Party, in 1988 before the victory of Carlos Salinas de Gortari, he joined the claims of electoral fraud.

On October 24, 2019, he received the Belisario Domínguez Medal from the Senate of the Republic for his tireless work, dedicated for more than four decades to searching for the politically disappeared, both from the dirty war of the 1970s and others.


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