Category Archives: Aymara

Aymara Communities Raise Concerns Over National Park Creation

This week, the Ministry of Agriculture, together with several other government officials, held an inauguration ceremony for the newly-created Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco. The national park was created by decree in June of this year, and covers 110,962.66 hectares (274,194 acres) in the Tarapacá Region of northern Chile. Continue reading

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Chile: Indigenous News Briefs for October 4, 2010

Below are links to the various indigenous news stories that were published online in Chile on October 4, 2010. Continue reading

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Chile: Indigenous News Briefs for September 9, 2010

Below are links to the various indigenous news stories that were published online in Chile on September 9, 2010.

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Aymara Acquire Water Rights

According to a report in Diario El Nortino, the National Corporation for Indigenous Development (CONADI) in collaboration with the Department of Desert Agriculture and Biotechnology at the Universidad Arturo Prat had a ceremony yesterday to present 56 water use titles to indigenous communities. Continue reading

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March in Arica for Environmental Protection

On August 28 in Arica, the Red por la Defensa del Medio Ambiente de Arica y Parinacota (Network for Environmental Defense of Arica and Parinacota) organized a march in protest of national government development policies and programs that are expected to have a negative environmental impact in the region of Arica and Parinacota. Continue reading

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Court of Appeals in Arica Overturns Judgment Against Aymara Woman

Today, the Court of Appeals in Arica (Rol. 158-2010) annulled the judgement and sentence against Gabriela Blas Blas, a member of the Aymara ethnicity who, in April, was sentenced to 10 years and 1 day for the crime of abandoning a minor under 10 years old. Continue reading

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ILO Representative Holds Meetings in Temuco

As a follow-up to an earlier post regarding Cleopatra Doumdia-Henry’s visit to Chile, today, the Director of the ILO International Labor Standards Department held meetings in Temuco with various Congressional representatives from the Araucanía region, in addition to some indigenous leaders. Continue reading

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Possible Copper Mining in Parque Nacional Lauca

In June, President Piñera’s government announced its strategy for promoting development in the northern Region of Arica and Parinacota. The Region of Arica and Parinacota is where the Aymara people currently live and where their ancestral lands are located. Northern Chile is also the region where Chile’s mining enterprises are concentrated, Continue reading

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