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UN expert calls on Argentina to improve living conditions of indigenous groups

Friday, December 9th 2011 - 07:08 UTC
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A United Nations expert urged Argentina to strengthen its measures to protect the human rights of indigenous groups as well as their rights to land ownership and education, adding that a mechanism to establish dialogue between them and the Government is urgently needed. Read full article

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  • xbarilox

    Fortunately, this is what the Argentine government is doing. More power to the people!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6231RRAPdi0

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 07:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #1 xbollox
    Pity you massacred so many of them then, or is this the way Argentina looks after its' people?

    Stealing their land, no judicial security, no or very little education (but I bet they are force fed the Falklands drivel) and no consideration of indigenous dialects, what more can these people expect from Fascists?

    Get real.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    There are no indigenous people on the Malvinas,they are migrants who had to leave their own country or die in poverty in their own land.
    Yes it's time to recognise indigenous people's rights and way of life.And it is a global issue of the effect of capitalist greed and it would be interesting to read yanqui people's view on the matter,I think

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    How do real Canadians live under the british regime... lets never forget that Argentina is hardly 300 years old when pirats have being around for at least 1000 years. everything becomes clear when you put it into context, I will like the UN to deal with UK in Islas Malvinas Argentina and stop trying to create more wars, I think UN should come and see lake ontario and other lakes in Canada that use to provide fresh water and fish, but now produses a lot of cancer, Argentina is not at that level yet but barrick gold mining around angient glaciers in San Juan Argentina is making sure Argentina follows the same path, I am sure UN has their own agenda this is why UK doesn't come clean with the Islas Malvinas Argentina issue of british illegal occupation.

    “Three northern Ontario reserves off of James Bay declared a state of emergency in late September because of a housing shortage.

    One of them, Attawapiskat, about 500 kilometres north of Timmins, Ont., has resorted to housing people in uninsulated sheds, wood-frame tents heated by wood stoves and donated construction trailers, where some families have been living for two years already.”

    www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/11/24/f-first-nations-infrastructure.html

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    4. Maybe lose lazy people should get off the reservation and get a job? Why should the gov't provide them with housing, food etc? They have created their own mess and if they choose to live that way it is their business. What's preventing them form moving to Toronto and getting a job and a condo? Just laziness and livin' on the dole. The progressives created the entitlement system and now they should be weaned off of it and become a productive part of society. I hear the oil fields in Alberta are hiring.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rob the argentine

    #1: yes, as you say, more power to people, only that you “forgot” to say that the only people getting more power in Argentina are those supporting the government, living with subsidies paid by the few working people, whom do not support this government.
    #5 those “lazy” people, as you call them, had a living by themselves, this government and their “friends” stole it. Are you living in Argentina? I think you are one of those argies living oversea and not knowing what is happening in Argentina, only ready to attack without any sense anything against the actual government in Argentina.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 01:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #3 Yuleno
    As you seem to have misread the article, it is about ARGENTINA!

    Not the Falklands (there are no Malvinas).

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Valle Ricardo

    I would love to see Mendoza Province leave Argentina and be restored to Chile. Historically this was the case. Linguistically Medocino is Chileano. Everyone would then be truly free in a free market economy. Free to learn without Government interference. The indigenous people have close links to Chile and would be better off.
    Please Mendoza. Secede!

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #5 about you get off their land and go back to europe ?? as I see it they had food land and wealth but europeans destryed their way of life, and those oil firms who hire them will never eradicate the pollution and deseces left in the land, like cancer and lukemia and destruction of the migratory food supply, I blame your ignorance on racism not the education you got
    #8 a british would pay to see their own children fight to death for profit, Malvinas Argentina and the birtish illegal aliens being used as ponds against Argentina is a clear example of what I am refering to.
    “los hermanos.....”
    “PK...ley primera,”
    “PK si pelean”
    “los......< de afuera.”
    if you ask me Argentina and Chile should be one nations but for some reason some stooge called domingo sarmineto from San Juan province help create Chile and now europeans use those lines to divide and have us kill eachother.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 03:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    6/9 Native Americans had a pretty crappy life before the Euros brought technology/Sanitation/Medicine. If they were so great of a culture why were they easily defeated by a very small invading force? You think they were blissfully living in peace with nature? Was your history book created by Disney? What a wonderful place your delusions must take you.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 04:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Argentina and Chile would never be one nation. Everything about their ethos is different. Argentina would dearly love to 'acquire' Chile but it will never happen.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 04:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Maybe the Argentines could adopt the English policy of sending in the riot police and dismantle the Villas Miserias as happened last month

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #11 if Chile is not happy being apart from Argentina and wants to have more land of Argentina, I think the next time we hear they want to move the line we should use the excuse in Argentina to integrate them to Argentina that way they'll never ask for another part when they can share it all with us. just a friendly warning that goes along with “if you can't beat them join them” politics 101.
    #10 I am sure you being 100% native navajo would know all about their better life....and while we at it why can't you trust my words when I say Islas Malvinas are Argentine ??? yankeeboy is a funny name for a native.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    13, what a strange jumble of words, I wonder what they mean?
    I have been to the Falklands and I love remote islands although I would never want to live there. Have you ever been? If so, did you hear anyone speaking Spanish? Did you see any signs in Spanish? I wonder how they could be part of Argentina and not speak Spanish? Hmmm strange.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Yankeeboy have you been to New York where they speak Spanish
    Have you been to Miami where they Spanish.So what's the point in that drivel of yours.None I can see
    Why don't they work.Because they never would for the occupier,and if so doing leads to a parasitic tendency like yours I am with the indigenous people.
    That would be taken as weakness by someone like you but that is understood,luckily for the world you are only a posturing stooge
    The conditions of the indigenous people is a global problem not simple an argentinian one.But there is more of a problem with occupiers

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    So even after 500+ years we are still occupiers? The North American natives came from Asia through Alaska are they occupiers too? You are a such a fool.

    English is our language here, if you speak Spanish as your primary language you are either traveling or illegally living here.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • livin' in argentina

    12 O gara (#) Dec 09th, 2011 -
    “Maybe the Argentines could adopt the English policy of sending in the riot police and dismantle the Villas Miserias as happened last month”

    You still here? Found a bit of a voice? Squeek Squeek.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 16 do you spend your days in a groggy stupor? hating on a language? hahaha how about finding someone to talk to? a hamster, perhaps? You see, we are like rats, we can reproduce ourselves in ways that you can't, in ten years, the USA will be Latin America :) Learn Spanish, it will be the only way for you to find something to eat.

    Dec 09th, 2011 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • livin' in argentina

    18 xbotox (#)
    “@ 16 do you spend your days in a groggy stupor? hating on a language? ”
    I went to a bar like that one time in BA. disgusting. Hating everywhere they were. I had to leave.
    “You see, we are like rats”
    That's a bit harsh but I do admire your honesty.
    “we can reproduce ourselves in ways that you can't”
    I think I saw that in that same bar in BA! I felt dirty, ashamed even. no one should witness these things.

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 12:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 19 ok, well, I'm sorry you have to see a man and a woman copulating, it sure was hard for you to witness such a scene, and that's what your daddy did to your mommy hahaha
    Are you a woman? Just curiosity :)

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • livin' in argentina

    20 xcockbox (#)
    The funny thing is, one went by the name of Pirat-hunter and the other xbarilox. I didn't know they were such common names!
    you know, i couldn't be sure what sex they were as both had Moustaches and no front teeth.
    I never realised the Porteno's liked their empanada's so much either. I just wasn't prepared for the Empanada surprise trick.
    Fish or meat anyone?

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    #14 lol you are a funny kid, nor have I ever heard the penguin in Islas Malvinas Argentina speak english, you should try looking at a map and descrive to us how the fakland separated from UK to end up in south America, good luck you'll need it.
    #16 UN should come see how the natives in Canada are treated by the racist regime.
    #17 in Canada they don't use riot police, they use live ammo to protect a golf field. execution style, or jail a personsal choice police have to make, while the racist courts deliberate to keep a good milking cow for as long as it gives good milk.
    #19 lol the problem is not Bs. As. or even Argentina but rather the people you go out with and if you went alone maybe you should go see a psychiatric help, but don't waste your time there is no help for your problem, there is a choice for you called assisted suicide that can cure all the brits, it's a miracle cure I highly recomend it to you.
    #20 I heard british say that they usually mate with their brothers or systers, uncles, aunts you know mormon style...the only white Muslim goup, how else do you think they multiplyed in Islas Malvinas Argentina from 100 to 2000 ????

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 01:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 21 no, the funny thing is that you lack the basic survival instinct, you didn't expect me to call us ourselves rats, you thought that I would get offended, when in fact the offended and angry now is yourself hahaha I tell you once again that I'm a pig and have no sense of morality :) If you don't believe me, lend me your mother for a minute, she sill be turned into a worthless sh*t-bag in an instant :)

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 01:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Valle Ricardo

    Do you randomly pick words from the dictionary? What language is this?
    Yankeeboy, Have you deciphered anything yet?

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 02:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • livin' in argentina

    Damn. you saw through my rouse. You have me Sherlock.

    Why am I not surprised it's only a minute? I bet your a real catch for the Argentine Chica's. Do you have a Moustache?
    “she sill be turned into a worthless sh*t-bag in an instant”
    - Nothing worse than being turned into a worthless Instant t-bag. Mate anyone?

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 03:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 25 grrrrr so much frustration bottled up inside dude, I'm telling ya, let it all out or you'll burst like soap bubbles

    This is the place to be this saturday morning. Remember, 11:45 AM in Argentina, just follow the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/casarosada

    Good night, Ladies and Gentlemen.

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 06:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Yankeeboy can't decipher anything.he only remembers what he was taught in his education.he thinks the founding fathers arrived with columbus
    Incidentally words go into dictionaries,they originate in practice as,for example,dude.you use dictionaries to find the accepted meaning of words.
    Yankeeboy will just about remember that when he thinks about it,instead of sleeping in cheap hotels in BA.

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    22. You seem to awfully concerned about Canada for an Argentinian. Are you living there illegally? And if not illegally that means you swore allegiance to the Queen when you were admitted. So you are a traitor and hypocrite wailing on and on about the British and the Falklands. How pathetic.
    27. Comrade Yul, your delusional stream of consciousness is pretty hard to follow. BTW do you know the difference between a comma and a period and is your caps key broken? It's too bad but I don't think the grammar will fix the crazy though.

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 03:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Not much criticism there,yankeeboy.I just wonder what it is you can't understand,and if puntucation is about your problem,how do you cope with spelling.Try interpreting or don't bother at all.your choice here.
    How about more of the history of the native Americans.You can jump to the 1970,s if you wish.Or perhaps their religious practices and how the state funds it like it does others.There so much you could enlighten me on.
    By the way,why do you worry about the queen of England ?

    Dec 10th, 2011 - 07:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    13 Pirat-Hunter (#)
    Dec 09th, 2011 - 04:33 pm
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    #11 if Chile is not happy being apart from Argentina and wants to have more land of Argentina, I think the next time we hear they want to move the line we should use the excuse in Argentina to integrate them to Argentina that way they'll never ask for another part when they can share it all with us. just a friendly warning that goes along with “if you can't beat them join them” politics 101.

    ---

    A “friendly warning” which sounds very bizarre and Monty-Phyton-alike though... how do you want to impose this? Sending your piqueteros in front of chilean Leo2 tanks? Use the 30 Aerolineas Argentinas civil planes in dogfight with the 50 chilean F16 Block D jets ?

    Really amused how this would look like :)

    Dec 12th, 2011 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @30. I think Pirat-Hunter is the Wikipedia definition of 'all mouth and trousers'. A common phrase used in the North of England to describe a mouthy, pushy person with no substance to back up their words.

    Dec 12th, 2011 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Long live indigenous people world wide and all their languages
    Can I advise a search on google'define an english person'

    Dec 12th, 2011 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #32 Yuleno
    The English are the source of the English language, the parliamentary system, common law systems of many countries and a variety of the globe's most popular sports.

    Argentinean people: NO featured achievements.
    See definition of one ethnic group:
    Although a named category “Argentines of European descent” is not officially used, and no official census data exist, some international sources claim that they make up between 82.9% up to 86.4% of Argentina's population.

    The current most numerous immigrant European communities are: Spanish, Italian, French, Basque, German, Irish, Ukrainian and Polish, among many others. Arabs and Caucasians (mainly Armenian) are usually considered White population in Argentina.

    So, very much a mongrel race then.

    At least I can call myself English and be able to prove it: what about you Yuleno?

    Dec 12th, 2011 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    What.in Wikipedia.I'm happy being who I am,on my own,without worrying about my racial mix.
    The purest race is the indigenous
    The greediest race the English or the yanqui
    Of course judge ChrisR you disagree,what else would one expect.What part of England did Jesus come from

    Dec 12th, 2011 - 10:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #34 Yuleno What part of England did Jesus come from
    Who gives a damn?
    I am an atheist and rely on my own strengths and weakneses to get through life, not some 'Supreme Being' that may, but usually not, help me. As I have said before: it is religeous dogma that has caused most wars throughout history. Now we have the Islamists coming back to the ascendence we in the west and LATAM who are non-believers will be beheaded if they get their way. But hey! ALLAH wants it, so that's alright.

    It's like the Falklands (there are no Malvinas), there is no God, Allah or whatever dummy people need to suck on 'to help them through'.

    Dec 13th, 2011 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    ChrisB so Jesus does or does not come from England but,you who is his replacement(at least to yourself),do or are you a south America.

    Dec 13th, 2011 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #36 Yuleno

    Did you not read my post, or don't you understand the term atheist?

    I am British.

    Wouldn't you like to know where I am: no chance.

    Dec 13th, 2011 - 03:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    #37. Of course I read your post and know what atheism is.But I wonder when you made the universe, and how,if you didn't make it,you are managing to cope alone.
    Do you think indigenous people are weak or that religion robbed them of their places ?

    Dec 13th, 2011 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    #38 Yuleno
    “Do you think indigenous people are weak or that religion robbed them of their places ?”
    Yes and Yes.
    Catholicism consistently subjugated the serfs of every country it reached by the promise of 'you behave in this life and the only true religion will see that you enter the afterlife'. AND IT WORKED whilst the echelon of the despotic religion shagged the young women and grew rich on the gold they could get.
    Hypocrits does not cover it.

    Dec 13th, 2011 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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