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Offbeat Demonstrations of indigenous communities in Colombia, Chile and Bolivia

05:15  13 october  2020
05:15  13 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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American Indians, or indigenous peoples of Colombia , are the ethnic groups who have been in Colombia prior to the Europeans in the early 16th century. Known as pueblos indígenas in Spanish, they comprise 4.4% of the country's population and belong to 87 different tribes.

The Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (Autoridades Indígenas de Colombia ) is a progressive indigenist political party in Colombia . At the last legislative elections, 10 March 2002, the party won as one of the many small parties parliamentary representation.

Les manifestants, membres de la commaunauté indigène de Colombie, se dirigent vers Cali (sud-ouest), le 12 octobre 2020 © Luis ROBAYO The demonstrators, members of the indigenous community of Colombia, move towards Cali (southwest), October 12, 2020

Thousands of members of indigenous communities in Colombia, Chile and Bolivia demonstrated on Monday, the day to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the American continent and the national holiday in Spain.

In southwestern Colombia, demonstrators converged on Cali to "denounce the systematic massacres that are taking place in our territories without the government taking any interest in them," said Franky Reinosa, of the Indigenous Regional Council of the 'State of Caldas (west).

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Manifestation des membres de la communauté indigène Mapuche, le 12 octobre 2020 à Santiago du Chili © Martin BERNETTI Demonstration of members of the Mapuche indigenous community, October 12, 2020 in Santiago de Chile

The demonstrators also ask to be consulted on the major projects that impact their territories, and the full implementation of the historic peace plan of 2016 that ended half a century of violence with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Heurts entre police et manifestants le 12 octobre 2020 à Santiago du Chili © Martin BERNETTI Clashes between police and demonstrators on October 12, 2020 in Santiago de Chile

The southwest of Colombia, which borders Ecuador and the Pacific, has a large indigenous population estimated at 4.4% of the 50 million inhabitants, and is one of the regions most affected by violence linked to cocaine trafficking in the country, the world's largest producer.

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Amerindian communities have not been passive actors in the historical evolution of Bolivia . This generation of indigenous peoples had new concerns based on their substantial increase in resource control, and Bolivia ’s relations with Chile and the United States, themes long espoused by MAS.

The event takes place on the day of the commemoration of the arrival of Christopher Columbus' expeditions to the Americas, in 1492, "Hispanic Day" and national holiday in Spain, called "Race Day" in many countries of the region.

"For us, it was the biggest ethnocide in the history of our territories," said Franky Reinosa.

In Santiago, representatives of the indigenous Chilean peoples, mainly Mapuche, the largest ethnic group in the country, also demonstrated. Clashes broke out with police and at least 12 people were arrested.

"October 12 is a dark date for the peoples, for the first nations of the Americas, because it marks the beginning of genocide, exploitation, plunder, slavery," said Jorge Huenchullan, spokesperson of the Mapuche Autonomous Community of Temucuicui, in Araucania (south).

Most of the Mapuche in Chile live in Araucanía and have a historic conflict with the Chilean state from which they claim land which they consider to be theirs by ancestral right.

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The authorities have handed over several to private companies, mainly logging companies.

In addition to indigenous groups, violent social demonstrations shake Chile before a referendum organized on October 25 to determine whether to change the Constitution inherited from the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).

In Bolivia, in the capital La Paz, activists defending women's rights placed a traditional Andean skirt on the statue of Isabella the Catholic (1451-1504), Queen of Castile and Aragon, who had funded the Christopher Columbus expeditions.

Les manifestants, membres de la commaunauté indigène de Colombie, se dirigent vers Cali (sud-ouest), le 12 octobre 2020 © Luis ROBAYO The demonstrators, members of the indigenous community of Colombia, move towards Cali (southwest), October 12, 2020

Through this action, which also aimed to denounce violence against women, the demonstrators intended to say "that colonization was genocide, that America did not have to be discovered, that America already had societies formed," Diana, an 18-year-old activist told AFP.

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