The Union of Luz y Fuerza de Mar del Plata strongly repudiates and condemns the brutal kidnapping and torture of teacher Corina de Bonis, in the city of Moreno, province of Buenos Aires.
Corina De Bonis, teacher at the CEC 801, was kidnapped in a car and tortured on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 12, after having participated in the initative called “Ollas Populares” (popular pots) which is aimed at handing out free meals for children in the area. They beat her and with a pointed object they scratched onto her stomach the phrase “Ollas no” (no more pots).
It seems that the poverty and misery most families and public schools go through in Argentina, which was demonstrated by the inititiave “Ollas no”, has bothered some sectors of power. This action against De Bonis, carried out with total impunity and with a method that takes us back to the darkest period of our history, is extremely serious and cannot go unpunished.
The Steering Committe of the Luz y Fuerza de Mar del Plata trade union repudiates these methods and holds the Governor of the province of Buenos Aires, María Eugenia Vidal, and her Minister of Security, Cristian Ritondo, responsible for the physical integrity of both Corina and her family as well as of all the workers who are on a daily struggle for a free public education of good quality, with decent wages and working conditions.
In this sense, we express our total solidarity with Corina de Bonis and demand the immediate investigation and punishment of those responsible for what has happened to her. They may seek to intimidate us, but we are convinced that they will never be able to stop our struggle.