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Armed groups retaliate as Minister of the Interior blames Mapuche for forest fires.

Four buildings were set on fire and a police and press convoy ambushed over the weekend after President Sebastian Piñera announced on Thursday that forest fires in Chile’s Araucanía region were being treated as acts of terrorism. One of the … Continue reading

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Indians Occupy U.S. Company’s Gas Plant in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES – Members of a Mapuche Indian community in western Argentina are occupying a gas-processing plant owned by U.S. energy firm Apache, the company said Thursday. The members of the Gelay Ko community began occupying Apache’s plant outside the … Continue reading

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Chile police clash with Mapuche Indians

Chilean police have taken action against Mapuche Indians, who were holding a demonstration south of Santiago to protest the planned construction of an airport on their territory. The clashes between the indigenous protesters and the police took place on Friday … Continue reading

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Chile protests spiral into violence in Santiago

Organisers said around 12,000 indigenous Chileans, mostly members of the Mapuche community, rallied to mark Indigenous People’s Day, to protests against the 519th anniversary of Christopher Colombus’s arrival in the Americas, The anniversary of Colombus’s first landfall on 12 October … Continue reading

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Chile’s Mapuche protest outside palace window

Chilean authorities have arrested two Mapuche Indian women after they climbed up a wall of the presidential palace and hung a protest banner from a window. Three other Mapuche demonstrators also are under arrest following Thursday’s hanging of the banner … Continue reading

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Court stops mining projects in indigenous territories

  Tribunal guarantees right to consultation for Mapuche communities. So far this year two Argentine court decisions reinforced the requirement of consultation prior to any legislative or administrative action affecting indigenous peoples. The decisions by the Court of First Instance … Continue reading

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Mapuche prisoners on hungerstrike

The four Mapuche political prisoners, members of the Coordinadora Arauco Malleco (CAM): José Huenuche Reiman, Hector Llaitul Carrillanca, Jonathan Mendez and Ramon Llanquileo Huillical Pilquimán, who are in Lebu Jail, today [15 March 2011] sent a statement to the Mapuche … Continue reading

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Chile Military Court Acquits 5 Indians of Attacking Prosecutor

SANTIAGO – A Chilean military tribunal has acquitted five Mapuche Indians of several charges including attacking a prosecutor from the southern region of Araucania. According to Bio Bio Radio, the defendants exonerated of the charges include Hector Llaitul Carrillanca, ex-leader … Continue reading

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Wikileaks-Chile requests US intelligence assistance against Mapuche

Wikileaks – 08SANTIAGO118 ID: 08SANTIAGO118 Dokument dato: 2008-02-07 11:11:00 Release dato: 2010-12-13 21:09:00 Kilde: Embassy Santiago header: VZCZCXYZ0000 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHSG #0118/01 0381107 ZNY SSSSS ZZH P 071107Z FEB 08 FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2744 INFO … Continue reading

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Three Jailed Mapuche Indians Join Hunger Strike in Chile

SANTIAGO – Three Mapuche Indians being held at a prison in the southern Chilean city of Temuco have joined 35 of their comrades in a hunger-striking protest. Maria Tralcal, spokeswoman for the jailed Mapuches, identified the new hunger strikers as … Continue reading

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