History of the Mapuche Nation of Chile-Argentina
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History of Native Americans in South America (Andes)
- Mapuche to be evicted Sep 20 (Argentina)
- From SAIIC, 18 September 1996. Judges of the Tribunal Oral
Federal from the state of Neuquen in the traditionally Mapuche
region of Pulmari decided to evict the Mapuche people from
their ancestral land, give support to "La Corporacion
Pulmari" (CIP) to exploit the area for business interests.
- UN Mapuche leader, detained in Santiago, Chile
- Mapuche International Link press release, 10 May 1999.
Pedro Cayuqueo arrested on his arrival from Geneva where
he had taken part in the 55th Annual Session of the Commission
of Human Rights of the United Nations. He went to Geneva as
the Secretary of the Co-ordination of Arauco-Malleco
Communities in Conflict. The context of his detention
is the repressive official policy of the Chilean government
towards Mapuche people.
- Praise and Doubts for Gov't 'Indigenous
- By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS, 6 August 1999. Land disputes
between indigenous groups and logging concerns and
conflicts over energy projects such as dams have heightened
since January,Frei's centre-left government initiated a
dialogue with Mapuche communities on May 28. The pact
was promoted by Frei's centre-left government to resolve
increasingly complex conflicts with indigenous peoples
and fomenting development of native communities.
- Mapuche nation under attack!!
- Mapuche International Link press release, 26 August
1999. The Chilean Government has broken the Agreement to
Respect Citizens' Rights which it signed as recently as
5 August 99. The police detained 34 people from indigenous
communities. 400 people have been imprisoned since the
beginning of the year. This figure compares with the worst
years of repression under the Pinochet regime (in English
- Public Communique by the Mapuche coordination
- From Coordinadora Mapuche Arauco, 25 January 2000. The
Mapuches live today under Chilean and Argentinian rule.
They have been struggling for their rights for several
hundred years and today they represent about 1+1/2 Million
people. Recently, the Mapuches have been defending their
land from hydroelectric dam megaprojects and forest
clearcuts supported by the Chilean government and Foreign