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Tag: mapuche leader

  • Monday, July 5th 2021 - 07:22 UTC

    Chile's Constitutional Convention appoints Mapuche woman to chair it

    Loncón was a participant in the design of the Wenufoye flag of the Mapuche people, in 1992

    Mapuche leader Elisa Loncón, a Ph.D. in humanities holder from the Dutch University of Leiden, has been chosen Sunday to preside over the Constituent Convention which will re-write Chile's new Fundamental Law to replace the current text from 1980 passed under the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

  • Saturday, December 22nd 2018 - 09:24 UTC

    Mapuche rebel Jones-Huala gets 9 years in Chilean prison

    Jones-Huala has already served 1178 days of his sentence.

    Argentine Mapuche leader Facundo Jones Huala was sentenced Friday to nine years and one day in jail by a Chilean court in Valdivia. Jones-Huala received a six-year sentence for arson plus three years and one day for illegal possession of a firearm in the context of the 2013 attack at the Pisu Pisué farm in Río Bueno.