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Argentina: Family of disappeared anarchist furious as police raid Mapuche

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 and anti-narco enforcement, entered the region at 5am with helicopters, drones and… Continue reading

Argentina: Anarchist still missing after police raid against Mapuche activists

People were beaten, houses were burned, antique furniture burned, books were lost forever. Hurricane Gendarmerie went through the town of Cushamen last Monday causing devastation in the name of the Benetton fashion corporation, and one person is still missing — anarchist solidarity activist Santiago Maldonado.

Santiago, who lives in El Bolson, is more usually seen in Rio Library but has friends in Cushamen and had been… Continue reading