abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapelocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewprofilerefreshnewssearchsecurityPathtagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

This page is not available in Français and is being displayed in English

Article

“Argentina activist missing after indigenous people evicted from Benetton land”

August 8th, 2017

Argentina’s government has offered a reward for information about the whereabouts of a missing activist who was last seen when security forces evicted a group of Mapuche Indians from lands in Patagonia owned by the Italian clothing company Benetton…Maldonado’s disappearance has cast a fresh light on the simmering conflict between the Mapuche indigenous people and Benetton, which owns a swath of territory larger than Luxembourg where it grazes sheep to produce wool…The Mapuches claim part of the Benetton-owned land as ancestral territory and the conflict has often erupted into violent protest…

Story Timeline