Saturday, May 09, 2009

Argentina: A One Million-Signature Goal

By Scott Corrales

Scott Corrales     INEXPLICATA contributing editor Guillermo Gimenez sent us an e-mail this morning with regard to a news item in El Popular On-Line (www.popular about the one million signatures to be collected by Argentina’s UFO research community, asking President Christina Kirchner to declassify the nation’s voluminous UFO holdings. The researchers involved in this gargantuan effort are known to readers of this publication: Silvia Perez Simondini of the VISION OVNI group, Elias Kolev, Quique Mario of the defunct CEUFO organization, Carlos Iurchuk, Salvatore Carta and many, many others.

The article – written by Patxi LaFata and dated 05.03.09 – states that this meeting was held at Perez Simondini’s headquarters, the Museo OVNI in the city of Victoria. “It was marvelous,” LaFata quotes Simondini as saying, “we were all in the same frequency, there was no discord, and quite the contrary, everyone supported the initiative and voted positively. It was an unforgettable experience with first rank professionals from all parts of the country, who gathered under the idea of meeting, exchanging ideas and creating something new.” Through her museum and Internet-based radio show, Simondini is doing her level best to insure that matters concerning UFOs and ufology are made known to all Argentineans and researchers around the world.

The new organization formed as a result of this gathering is to be known as CEFORA and will lobby for the declassification of UFO materials.

The project will require a minimum of one hundred thousand citizen signatures – the amount needed to attract the attention of a legislator or political figure interested in sponsoring the endeavor. “Subsequently,” adds Simondini, “the amount of one million signatures will be needed for the matter to be discussed” in the Argentinean Congress. Not an easy task.

CEFORA’s resolutions calls for “requesting those in charge of the National Ministry of Defense, the National Presidency and the Chamber of Deputies to declassify all information pursuant to the UFO phenomenon in Argentina regardless of any regional initiatives that may be underway.”

We wish this new organization the best of luck in securing this goal, and will continue to apprise our readers of its progress.

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