Argentina


VICTORIES AND BREAKTHROUGHS

Diego Montón, representative of Via Campesina, assesses approval of UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

24 hours after the historical decision by the Third Committee (on cultural, social and humanitarian aspects) of the United Nations General Assembly in favor of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas, the representative of Vía Campesina, Diego Montón, assessed from  … Read more

At close range

Comando Jungla murders Mapuche community member in Araucanía, Chile

On November 14, at dawn, the Comando Jungla attacked Mapuche community Temucuicui. There were helicopters and tankettes surrounding the territory. As a result of the armed attack by the command, Camilo Catrillanca, a 25-year-old Mapuche man, grandson of Lonko Juan Segundo Catrillanca, of the Temucuicui traditional community and son of  … Read more

GREEN WAVE

Historic vote for legal abortion in Argentina

At 9.30 am today, August 8, the Argentinian Senate started debating a bill to legalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. This moment arrives after years of struggle by the National Campaign for Safe, Free and Legal Abortion that raised the debate in National Women Meetings, in public  … Read more

“Santiago worked in solidarity together with the people”

Interview with Verónica Heredia, lawyer of Santiago Maldonado´s family

It´s been a year since Santiago Maldonado disappeared and was subsequently found dead. Maldonado was an Argentinian young man who worked in solidarity with the Mapuche people, struggling to recover their ancestral lands that were acquired by business magnate Luciano Benetton. On August 1st, 2017, Maldonado disappeared after the Argentinian  … Read more

Dreams knocked down

Approximately 120 families violently evicted in Cordoba, Argentina

Most of the homes are led by women victims of gender violence. “Devastating”. This was the word used by Nelvia Agañaraz, a leader of Parque Esperanza neighborhood, Juárez Celman municipality, Córdoba, to describe the eviction suffered by 120 families in the early morning of Friday, June 1st, when police officers  … Read more