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5 December 2017

The conflict in Argentina between the indigenous Mapuche community and the national government has claimed another victim: Rafael Nahuel, an indigenous 22-year-old who was killed while resisting a raid by government forces on indigenous activists in the province of Río Negro.

27 November 2017

“Today we mourn the fallen, but they died in a dignified way on Mapuche territory, on their land,” a relative of the deceased Mapuche member said.

27 October 2017

Santiago Maldonado was last seen alive in public in Patagonia on August 1 at a protest for the land rights of the Mapuche, a group of indigenous peoples from Chile and Argentina. Various witnesses recount seeing him being detained by military police and loaded into a van during a raid by state authorities, but there is no offi

28 August 2017

"Forced disappearance is a crime that only the State commits," the family statement continued.

The relatives of the young Argentine activist Santiago Maldonado have said in a statement that he was forcibly disappeared by agents of the state and demand his immediate return.

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8 August 2017

Santiago Maldonado was last seen when security forces evicted Mapuche Indians from land owned by clothing company

Argentina’s government has offered a reward for information about the whereabouts of a missing activist who was last seen when security forces evicted a group of Mapuche Indians from lands in Patagonia owned by the Italian clothing company Benetton.

3 March 2017

Por Agostina Costantino*

Durante el primer año del gobierno de Mauricio Macri se pueden identificar algunos cambios respecto a la política en torno a la extranjerización de tierras. Estos cambios no representan un volantazo respecto de los que se venía haciendo, sino más bien se trata de la eliminación de las contradicciones presentes durante la gestión anterior en esta materia.

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