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Repression against the Mapuche people in Chile

On February 10, Mapuche people in Lleu Lleu in Southern Chile were subject to brutal police repression. They were beaten, arrested and their vehicles were burned by state agents.

Body of Activist Found in Argentina Two Days Before Elections

The Argentine police found a body last Tuesday where indigenous rights activist Santiago Maldonado had disappeared on August 1. Maldonado disappeared following a violent repression by the Gendarmerie in the southern province of Chubut — repression directed against the Mapuche people who are fighting for their lands against Italian textile company Benetton, the biggest landowner in Patagonia. The repression had been orchestrated by Pablo Noceti, Chief of Cabinet of the National Ministry of Security. This Friday afternoon, Sergio Maldonado, Santiago’s brother, confirmed that the family had recognized the body during the autopsy. The confirmation has shocked the country, after millions

Repression against the Mapuche people in Chile

On February 10, Mapuche people in Lleu Lleu in Southern Chile were subject to brutal police repression. They were beaten, arrested and their vehicles were burned by state agents.