Deputies of the FdT will present the Malvinas Historical Reparation project for ex

The national deputy of the Frente de Todos (FdT) Victoria Tolosa Paz and her peer and ex-combatant Aldo Adolfo Leiva will present a bill today in Congress for the “Historic Reparation of Malvinas” for the benefit of those who, in compliance with the Law of Service Mandatory military participated in the war conflict of 1982.

The project promoted by Tolosa Paz y Leiva establishes the benefit of “Malvinas Historical Reparation” for people who “were incorporated as soldiers in the conscription service” and participated in the South Atlantic conflict between April 2 and June 14, 1982, in “effective combat actions in the Malvinas Theater of Operations (TOM), in the South Georgia and Sandwich Islands, or effectively entered into combat in the area of ​​the South Atlantic Theater of Operations (TOAS).

It is also contemplated to benefit civilians who were performing service or support functions” in these places during the war with Great Britain.

The amount of the reparation will be equivalent to the value of “104 minimum pensions of the Argentine Integrated Social Security System (SIPA)”, which will be paid in “24 consecutive and updated installments according to Article 32 of Law 24,241 on retirement mobility”.

Among the foundations of the project, the objective “of attending to one of the pending subjects of democracy with those who, being very young, were main actors in the armed conflict” stands out.

“It implies repairing what the State at the time did not do with the soldiers and civilians who participated in the conflict,” Leiva, who at the age of 19 participated in the war as a member of the 4th Regiment of Monte Caseros de Corrientes, told Télam.

“Life gave me the opportunity to accompany this initiative of the deputy Tolosa Paz and do everything in our power to make it law, so that this reparation can be put into practice and what the State has never He should have stopped doing, that is, being present with those young people who went to comply with the law,” said the war veteran and legislator.

The initiative recognizes the physical and psychological consequences that impacted ex-combatants and their families, of such magnitude, that “it is estimated that there were the same number of casualties produced in the war as in the postwar period.”

In this regard, Leiva recalled that “it was a time when we were ignored and unknown, not by Argentine society, the people or our families who supported and embraced us, but by a State that was conspicuous by its absence.”

The text of the project alludes to this lack of public policies, attention and containment on the part of the State, especially in the period immediately after the war and extendable for ten years, known as the “demalvinization process”.

“We believe it is necessary for the Argentine State to have a special recognition that recognizes the 10 years in which the former combat soldiers were homeless in the framework of the commemoration of the 40 years of the war, incorporating into this project a universe of people who also suffered the consequences of this conflict”, the authors of the project explained.

The initiative was consensual and has the support of organizations that bring together ex-soldiers conscripted combatants in Malvinas that make up the Malvinas Coincidences Table (Mecoma), among them, the Center for Ex-Combatants Malvinas Islands of La Plata (Cecim) and the Center for Veterans Ex-Combatants Malvinas Islands of Berisso (Cevecim).

The act of presentation of the project will be made today in the afternoon in the White Room of the Congress of the Nation.

“The approval of this project will imply a bit of relief for those of us who are still alive and for those who are not, but whose relatives will have to vindicate them in order to say that they have been able to pay once and for all the debt that the Argentine State had and to help heal a little more that deep wound that the war left us”, concluded Leiva. (Telam)

Deputies of the FdT will present the Malvinas Historical Reparation project for ex-conscripts