Thursday, April 28, 2011

Argentina’s Qom-Toba community call for an end to repression and discrimination of indigenous people

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As Argentine lawmakers prepare to vote on a bill that would limit foreign ownership of farm land, the nation’s indigenous face forced displacement, extreme poverty and violent attacks as the result of land issues. A land conflict in the northern rural province of Formosa led to the killing last year of an indigenous leader from the Qom-Toba community during a forced eviction. This week, community members in Buenos Aires are on a hunger strike, urging government officials to end indigenous repression. FSRN’s Marie Trigona reports.

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