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There was a serious incident in 2008 involving the police attacking a small group of Wichí from the Zlaqatahyi communities, protesting at the use of their traditional lands by agribusiness (in particular the sowing of GM soya). The community most directly affected was...

Chacolinks has long protested about the illegal invasions into Zlaqatahyi lands of loggers. Theft of timber is a festering insult to the Wichí who wish to protect their ravaged ancestral forests . We have petitioned the President of Argentina and  the Argentine governm...

Oil Drilling:



A new attack began in 2008 on the territiorial integrity of Hoktek T'oi -  oil extraction. Without informing the community, a road-building unit broke onto the village's land about 5km away. They dismantled a fence, built by the community to protect th...

We are very proud that Dr John Palmer, our anthropological advisor, was in January 2010, awarded the prestigious Lucy Mair Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute in London. This is given to 'honour the application of anthropology to the relief of poverty and dist...

Infant malnutrition and Influenza 

There is a recurrent problem, especially in the southern winter months, of inflenza amongst the children of the  communities of 'Our Forest' (Zlaqatahyi in the Wichí language).   Sadly, there was aparticularly fierce epidemic among t...

Film-maker Andrew Buckland completed a five-year documentary project about the Wichí, Somos Wichí in 2011. It has received much praise at the film festivals (in the UK and France) where it has been shown. You can read about the film and view a trailer at the link below...

Who We Are - Present Trustees:

Professor Jeremy MacClancy is Chacolinks' Chair and is Professor of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. 

Clare Passingham is Chacolinks' Secretary and is in charge of membership liaison. She lives in Oxford and has campaigned fo...

We are immensely pleased to tell you that,at long last, we have some good news about Qa'tu (also known as José Fabián Ruiz): he has at last been released from prison. He had entered a marriage according to Wichí custom (a right protected by Argentine law). When his wif...

We have now carried out a major overhaul of the newsletter section of Chacolinks' website. It is still not completed, but we hope much easier to find your way around it.

Chacolinks was founded in 2000 in Oxford, UK.  We gained Charitable Trust status in 2008, and we now have six trustees.

The main focus of our work is to secure the land rights of the Wichí  communities of the Itiyuro Basin in Northern Argentina. Some of these have for...

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