Indigenous Protesters Campaign to Make “Chineo” A Hate Crime in Argentina

Written by on January 26, 2023

On a cold November morning in Buenos Aires, Argentina, scores of women began gathering in the central district of the capital. Some of them had made arduous journeys of over 1,000 km across the country; most of them were Indigenous. Once the crowd had swelled and the leaders were accounted for, the women, wearing traditional Indigenous dress, solemnly headed towards the Banco Central. Once inside the building their purpose was made clear: to protest the brutal attempted femicide of a 12-year-old Wichi girl who had been raped and left by the highway to die . . .

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