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Chile: Anti-terror law used against Mapuche activists  

In late November 2011, Mapuche protesters in the southern region of Araucania once again clashed with Chilean police. They demonstrated against plans to build an airport on Mapuche land; police used tear gas against the demonstrators, who were blocking the highway. Earlier in January, the Santiago Court of Appeals had rejected the Mapuche claim and ruled that the airport project could go ahead. The...

Chile: Easter Islands, silent genocide 

Easter Island, one of the most magnificent tourist spots in the Pacific Ocean, is mainly known for its moais (Polynesian stone sculptures). If you stay there for a week you’ll enjoy it for sure: archeological sightseeing tours, pink sand beaches, exciting dances.But if you get the chance to know the Rapa Nui people, the originary inhabitants, you’ll find out that there is a well-hidden...

Chile: Watch a new trailer for a film on Easter Island's indigenous people 

On Easter Island a silent genocide of the Rapa Nui people has been occurring. One of the surviving tribes, the Hito Clan, occupies a 5 star hotel built upon the ancestral land illegally expropriated from them, confronting police violence, criminalization and the courts. visit: www.nuarapanui.com support at: http://cort.as/4zxq Facebook: http://goo.gl/HAIjsK...



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