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Tag: Villa Mascardi

  • Friday, January 20th 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Argentine gov't siding with self-proclaimed machi, Villa Mascardi residents say

    The Lafken Winkul Mapu is not a Villa Mascardi ancestral community, the residents argued

    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.

  • Friday, October 7th 2022 - 09:48 UTC

    Argentine Minister praises federal forces for Mapuche operation

    The federal forces used no lethal weapons, Fernández explained

    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.