The Araucania, approximately 500 km south of Santiago, is ground zero in the "Mapuche conflict," which has been simmering for years and involves symbolic land occupations and occasional property attacks, on one side, and heavy-handed police and judicial repression, on the other (NotiSur, April 29, 2011).
25 visit to the Araucania to inaugurate a new airport.
They resisted the Spanish conquest for 300 years, but in the late 19th century, they were defeated militarily and forced into Araucania
, south of the Bio Bio river, about 340 miles south of the capital.
During the proceedings Orelie-Antoine maintained that he was a free citizen of Araucania
and protested that he was being wrongfully deprived of his freedom.
The most recent case took place in August 2009, when a police officer shot and killed 24-year-old Jaime Facundo Mendoza Collio during an operation to evict Mapuches from a seized Araucania
farm (NotiSur, Nov.
Home to more than 30% of the country's Mapuche population, the Araucania
is also the poorest of Chile's 16 regions.
Historic tensions in southern Chile's Araucania
Region have escalated in recent months, with police and Mapuche activists now engaged in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that is turning increasingly violent and shows no signs of ending anytime soon.
Implementing agency : Carabineros de Chile - IX Zona Araucania
Since the decision to build the dam (Central Hidroelectrica Ralco), which the government says is needed to satisfy growing energy demands, confrontations between the indigenous communities and the carabineros (militarized police) in the Bio Bio and Araucania
regions of Chile have left a trail of dead, wounded, and detained and have brought international attention to the plight of the Mapuche people.
Contract awarded for Procurement Of Family Mediation Services In The Area D Araucania
Contract awarded for Technical Training Course Hotel And International Cuisine For Users Support Center For Social Integration Gendarmerie Chile Temuco, Araucania
Contract awarded for 30839 Sp Studio "Diagnostics To Develop Irrigation Plan Araucania