Ercilia Araya is the President of Pai-Ote, a Colla Indigenous community of 60 people in the Atacama Region of Northern Chile. Since 2014, Ercilia has been criminalized and harassed for defending her community’s land rights against mining projects, and denouncing the pollution of sacred water sources in the Andes.
Increasing demand for avocados is generating unprecedented consequences in certain parts of the world, such as intense water scarcity in Chile's Petorca region.
Chileans have been taking to the streets around the country to protest economic inequality and a democratic system set up after the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet that many say is not responding to people's needs.
The Regional Office for RLC is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the region.
SANTIAGO: With songs like “We’ll Beat the State,” Chilean rappers Wechekeche Ni Trawun are on a mission to support the Mapuche indigenous people’s fight for justice and land rights.
Before the Spanish arrived in 1541, the Mapuche – or “people of the earth” in the Mapudungun language – controlled a territory that stretched 500km south of central Chile’s Biobio River.
The Chilean delegate recognized that there's still a long way to go and regretted Catrillanca's murder by Carabineros.
Delegations from U.N. member states recommended that Chile should stop discriminatory practices against the Mapuche and other indigenous peoples in the South American country, after the universal periodic review at the Human Rights Council meeting in Ginebra.
Nascido na Argentina, Jones Huala foi extraditado ao Chile em setembro passado para ser julgado por sua suposta participação em um incêndio / El Clarín - Argentina
Mapuche leaders met Saturday and discussed a set of demands for the Chilean government, mainly the demilitarization of Mapuche regions.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera has promised a thorough investigation after a young indigenous man was fatally shot by police.
The incident on Wednesday sparked protests in an area in the country's south, which is marked by tensions over land ownership.
The Ignacio Huilipan Indigenous community won back 97 hectares from a major Chilean conglomerate Tuesday, setting precedent for native land rights.