On October 20th the Argentine State admitted that the body of anarchist Mapuche solidarity activist Santiago Maldonado had been found in the Chubut river, nearly tree months after his disappearance during a violent police raid on homes near the town of Cushamen. Freedom has collated some of the responses of Santiago’s friends, families and comrades below.
The brother of Santiago Maldonado publicly denounced the federal government yesterday after more than 300 troops from the Special Group of Federal Operations (GEOF) were sent into the countryside around Cushamen to “look for him” — 47 days after the solidarity activist went missing during a police raid. The heavily-armed GEOF, which specialises in counter-terror
Police in San Juan, Argentina brutally evicted environmental campaigners who had been blockading the access road to Barrick Gold’s poisonous Veladero mine complex over the weekend, detaining 36 people. Protesters belonging to the horizontally-organised Assembly Jáchal No Se Toca group, linked to No A La Mina were violently dragged off the site by San Juan security