The Memorial Project has had a huge response in Uruguay from the start. Supporters from the very beginning have been Ernesto Kroch and Oscar Cambre, both now deceased. In addition NGOs, human right organizations, politicians and Uruguayans welcome the idea of a central monument.
It is now more than 30 years since the end of the dictatorship in Uruguay. Since they won the elections in 2004 the Frente Amplio, a coalition of parties and groups of the left founded in 1971, forms the government of Uruguay. But in Montevideo and other places a process of coming to terms with the violent past had started even earlier. Driving forces behind these processes were and are persons affected by the dictatorship, human rights groups as well as politicians of different parties.