Residents in the Argentine town of Villa Mascardi deemed unacceptable Thursday the proposal extended by Human Rights Secretary Horacio Pietragalla Corti whereby Betiana Colhuan, a self-proclaimed machi (Mapuche leader) who eventually garnered additional support from members of the indigenous community, have access to the land she claims to be sacred to her and her ancestors of the Lafken Winkul Mapu group.
Chubut investigators denied Monday that the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM) rebel organization had claimed responsibility for the fire in Currumahuida hill in the town of El Hoyo.
Chile's President Gabriel Boric Font said during his first visit as head of state to La Araucanía that the Mapuche groups carrying out terrorist attacks in the area were “cowards,” and likened their actions to those of the Nazis in the 1930s.
The Mapuche rebel group Lof Lafken Winkul Mapu Tuesday released a new video urging members of the native community to carry out more actions to protect the rewe (space) the native community holds sacred.
A watchman at a Villa la Angostura road construction site was held at gunpoint early Friday by hooded assailants as they set fire to heavy machinery and left a note demanding the release of Mapuche political prisoners including the women arrested in the eviction of Villa Mascardi.
Argentina's Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity, Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, turned in her resignation Thursday over discrepancies with the administration of President Alberto Fernández on the handling of the Villa Mascardi crisis with the Mapuche community.
Argentina's Security Minister Aníbal Fernández claimed there was no repression against the Mapuches in Villa Mascardi as law enforcement officers evicted the usurping indigenist groups at Lof Lafken Winkul Mapu, which resulted in several arrests.
As Mapuche violence escalates in the Villa Mascardi area in the Department of Bariloche in the Argentine Patagonia province of Río Negro, former Security Minister and current PRO Chairwoman Patricia Bullrich Wednesday said fugitive rebel Facundo Jones-Huala was hiding there.
One person was arrested Tuesday in the Chilean region of La Araucanía after the radical Coordinadora Arauco Malleco (CAM) Mapuche indigenist movement staged a demonstration on Route 5 South demanding the release of their incarcerated comrades.
Argentina's Environment Minister Juan Cabandié demanded the resignation of National Parks Administration (APN) Chairman Lautaro Erratchú and of the rest of the agency's board after last week they declared the Lanín volcano a Mapuche sacred site.