Falklands War Hero Believed Killed in Combat Jailed in Brazil for Robbery

British troops arrive at Falkland Island in 1982 He was given for dead and honored in multiple ceremonies as one of the 649 Argentine combatants who lost their lives 25 years ago in the Malvinas war. However just a few days ago with the help of the Internet his sister discovered that Efrain Renato Salcedo was alive, but imprisoned in Brazil, reports the Argentine press.

Last Sunday Alicia was browsing in the web looking for information on her brother when to her surprise his name appeared as one of the inmates in a Sergipe state prison, sentenced to seven years for robbery.

"My brother was a combatant in Falklands/Malvinas and has been officially disappeared for 25 years, since 1982, and now we find him in a Brazilian prison", Alicia told a local broadcasting station in Cordoba where the family lives.

Alicia confirmed that the Argentine Federal Police has already contacted Argentine consular officials in Brazil to obtain further information about Efrain who has been disappeared for the last 25 years.

"We were convinced he was dead. My mother could never overcome his loss and died of sorrow", revealed Alicia.

Apparently Brazilian Judge Geni Silveira Schuster on February 1st, 2005, sentenced Renato Salcedo to six years and eight months in jail for robbery. He also faces court costs.

"We want to get in touch with him because we want him back with us. It's so many years and we are requesting help to reunite the family," pleaded Alicia in Cordoba.

However apparently this is not the first time the long lost Malvinas veteran has been in trouble with Brazilian authorities. His Brazilian file indicates he was previously sentenced in another state for a similar crime.

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Market Analysts Keep Saying Brazil’s GDP Won’t Grow Over 3.5%

The Focus Bulletin, issued this Monday, February 20, by Brazil’s Central Bank (BC), indicates ...

The Best Pages of Our Lives

Which are the best books produced by the Brazilian literature this century? A panel ...

You Can’t Have Peace With One Billion Hungry People, Brazil’s Lula Tells UN

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva addressed the third meeting of the United ...

Brazil Decries Surtax Imposed on Its Orange Juice by the U.S. and Vows Retaliation

The Brazilian government said that it considered “unfortunate” the United States decision to impose ...

Brazilian Court’s Latest Decision: Amazon’s Belo Monte Dam Is Off

In the latest chapter of a decades-long dramatic battle between environmentalists and the government ...

Brazil Doubles Investments in Railroads, But Problems Abound

Between 2001 and 2004 there was a significant increase in investments in Brazilian railroads, ...

Indians from 9 States Repudiate Brazil’s Indian Foundation

The 6th Meeting of Brazil’s Association of Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast, Minas Gerais ...

Brazil and Africa Talk Globalization and More Trade

The 8th Ambassador Meeting brings together starting today, August 22, in Porto Alegre, capital ...