Belen Lopez Bureau | “That’s it. Period. I freed myself”: Argentinian author who denounced abusive uncle in novel, now manages to send him to prison

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Author Belen López Biro wrote two novels about her experience nine years ago denouncing her uncle.

When she was a little girl, Belán López Biro spent her summer vacations with her uncles in the city of Santa Lucia, a former agricultural colony in the north of Buenos Aires province, Argentina, where her mother grew up.

When her parents, divorced, worked in the city, she enjoyed having fun with her relatives and friends.

But behind those seeming visits lay a horrifying truth: From the age of 13, her uncle—a policeman who was her mother’s sister’s husband—started abusing her.

She suffered violations for three years until a family member discovered the situation.

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