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Deforestation of Indigenous Lands in Northern Argentina 

The recent troubles in Argentina have brought that one wealthy country to world attention. The impoverishment of the middle classes, and the growing cynicism of the people's view of their politicians, have been w...

A report by Richard Solly, amended in 2006, on his visit to the Zlaqatahyi communities in 2001


(For the full report in its unabridged form, please contact Clare through the website contact page.)

Summary


When I visited the communities of Zlaqtahyi in 2001, my main aims...

Qa'yefwaj Clara zla'ye aqa'yefwas Teresa zla'ye Raquela zlay'ye Pamela, Otatemehen ozlamtes-na ta matche ta otichunamehen. Tik ohanej owoyneje ta tojwe awet, ta hap ta ch'aj. Naya t'at achotyaj ta letat-pej-noyehen. Wet fwala-na hap owenla ezl mak ta amezl letatnoyehen...

The Wichí have always faced prejudice and discrimination from the Spanish-speaking white settlers, and have struggled to find a voice against encroachment onto their lands. Their legal rights are enshrined in Argentina’s laws, but in practice, have routinely been ignor...

The Wichí are traditionally hunter-gathering forest dwellers, indigenous to the area of the tropical lowlands of Northern Argentina and Bolivia; this forms the western part of the area known as the Chaco. The Wichí number about 50,000 and live mainly within the area ci...

Simon Reeve visits the Zlaqatahyi Communities

Simon Reeve filmed a visit to the communities of 'Our Forest' (Zlaqatahyi) which included the attack with bulldozers on the forest close to the communities of Sopfwayuk and Chowayuk.

In November 2007, members of Hoktek T'...

During the summer of 2005 an unnamed company began without warning to fence off a large area of forest (at least 5000 hectares) close to Holotaj (known as Tonono in Spanish) threatening to leave it and the neighbouring community of Tsofwachat (Pozo Nuevo) hemmed in by...

Friends from Chacolinks, 

We send you thanks for your help. We know that you are worried about the forest disappearing. We too are opposed to the destruction of the forest, which is why we are preventing intruders from putting up fences or cutting down the forest. 

W...

One long running case that Chacolinks supported, concerns the imprisonment of a young Wichí man called Qa'tu, (also known as José Fabián Ruiz).

In June 2005 Qa'tu, a young memeber of the Hoktek T'oi community, was arrested and imprisoned on a charge of rape, because h...

Land Rights: The Expropriation Case

This is our longest running case. Legal action was begun in 1996, before the foundation of Chacolinks at the end of 1999.

Since 1996, the Hoktek T'oi community has been pressing to regain ownership of part of its traditional territ...

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