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The pearl that does not shine

We tell you all the information to visit La Perla, just 15 km from the capital of Cordoba, and to do historical tourism with memory.

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La Perla is located in Malagueño,  15 km from Cordoba's capital  . The village is located on the RN 20 that links the city of Cordoba with Carlos Paz. It's a place that  brings us back to the origin, that reminds us  of who we are. And that connects us to the  most horrific thing   in our history . This place has a lot of symbolic burden for Cordoba's history. It is also known as “the University”, and was  the first clandestine detention center (CCD) in the province,  outside the capital.

It is estimated that  3000 detainees passed there, most of whom remain missing. In this center, the torture sessions were prolonged and the people who carried them were famous and feared. “La Cuca”, “Charlie Moore”, “Pipo Romero” and “La Tia Pereyra”. Dark characters carrying  Cordoban terror. 

This space began to work  before the coup d'état of 24 March 1976.  In 1975 it functioned as  a torture laboratory.  And it continued until the end of '78. It is  a living mark  that runs through the memory  of the town of Cordoba . The episodes that tell us the walls of this place are shocking. However, it does not cease to be a place to visit. A space that  ignites memory and collective consciousness.  

 Never again  

A visit that invites reflection and proclaiming a  “Never again!” to State terrorism.  Never again to the disappeared, nor to torture. Never again to rape, and to power in the hands of the Armed Forces. This space opens up a wound that never closes, because it is preferable that way. Keep it open, beating,  reminding us of what we should not repeat.  Reminding us who we are and where we are going as a country, as Argentines, as Cordoba.

 This Pearl does not shine, however, it illuminates the facts of the past,  so that we can keep them well in mind.Today it works as a space for evocation. There is the  Provincial Commission on Memory.  This space works in the areas of research, communication, conservation, maintenance, culture, museography and education. All of these operate in a harmonic way to reconstruct the recesses that remained. To give us back, little by little, what they took.  To tell us the stories of Argentines and Argentines who today can't tell us with their own voice.  

Publication Date: 08/10/2020

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