Redacción Mar del Plata

News published by the Pressenza bureau in Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Brazil: Joenia Wapichana, first indigenous woman to chair Funai, takes office on Friday (3)

Joênia was the first indigenous woman in Brazil to practice law, and also the country’s first indigenous federal deputy. (Image by Agência Brasil) The National Foundation of Indigenous Peoples (FUNAI) will be chaired by an indigenous person for the first…

Lof Lafken Winkul Mapu: statement by social scientists for the rewe

Since 4 October 2022, a rewe has been left alone. Those of us who work with the Mapuche people in the social sciences have often heard about pu rewe and pu machi. If there is an extensive academic literature that…

Ceremony in Villa Mascardi: chronicle of Mapuche ritual in support of Lafken Winkul Mapu community

In the disputed territory, the community persecuted by the government and the provincial justice system carried out an ancestral ceremony in front of Lake Mascardi, in an act of spirituality that charges the place from which they were dispossessed with…

Health in the hands of the communities and away from the pharmaceutical companies

The Laicrimpo National Movement is a space for meeting and exchange of knowledge that works on community health and not on illness. In dialogue between doctors, peasants, indigenous people and residents of working-class neighbourhoods, they recover the benefits of plants…

“Dangerous pesticides should be banned and agrochemical-free agriculture should be supported”.

Axel Kicillof’s government published a resolution to “geo-reference” the areas where agrochemicals are not allowed to be used. Each municipality will have to adhere voluntarily. Socio-environmental organisations point out that the National Constitution is clear and that spraying must be…

Luis Milani, a master teacher, a great builder

By Horacio Mesón When we receive the news of the almost sudden death of a loved one who also has other attributes – such as having been for the undersigned one of the models of life – this type of…

Collective construction as a beacon for Mapuche women of Neuquén

Last Saturday the “First Meeting of Mapuche Women of the Zonal Council of the Mapuche Confederation of Neuquén” took place in the Lof Campo Maripe. Women from different communities met with the intention of creating a space to address different…

“Producing healthy food at fair prices is food sovereignty”.

The Unión de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de la Tierra (UTT) launched the “Corredor Patagónico Soberano”, a 4500-kilometre route in which a truck distributes healthy food in Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Negro, Río Negro and Chubut. They manage to reduce transport…

Global warming and future pandemics

A study published in the journal Nature says that animal migration due to rising global temperatures and habitat destruction will lead to a “network of new viruses” that could affect human health. As a possible mitigation plan, they urge governments…

Communique of the Mapuche Community Tehuelche Nahuelpan

Boquete Nahuelpan (Esquel-Chubut) Puelmapu Mapuche Ancestral Territory 13 June 2022 To the Mapuche Tehuelche People To those who fight for a more breathable world To civil society Marimari kompuche. Foucault said: “the sovereign does not exercise his right over life…

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