Police Arrest Members of Mapuche Support Network in Lake Lleu Lleu

February 1st, 2013 At around 8pm on Friday, the Chilean Special Police forces (PDI) carried out various operatives in the are of Puerto Choque and Ranquilhue, in the region of Tirua, arresting at least 3 people and their young children. Emilio Berkoff and Pegy Bocaz, both members of the Mapuche Support Network of Temuco were …

New Trial Against Wente Winkul Mapu Youth begins this Monday

January 19th, 2013 The new trial against Ricardo Nahuelqueo, Eric and Rodrigo Montoya charged with attempted murder and assault against police as well as Estate Lord Juan de Dios Fuentes, will begin this Monday to which the Prosecutor is seeking 22 and 18 year convictions respectively. Nahuelqueo is also being charged with possession of illegal …

Vania Queipul – Werken of the Autonomous Community of Temucuicui Sentenced

January 16th, 2013 The Autonomous Mapuche Community of Temucuicui informs that the trial against our Werken [Spokesperson] Vania Queipul has finalized. She was accused of public mischief the day that Piñera and his political, media and repressive entourage came to our Territory in October of last year. Our Werken, the daughter of Lonko [Chief] Victor …

Incriminating CAM Communiqué Forces Mapuche members of Yeupeko Underground

January 14th, 2013 Following the publication of a Communiqué by the Arauco Malleco Coordinator (CAM), incriminating Mapuche members of the 2010 Temuco Prison Hunger Strike in at least four deaths throughout Wallmapu (including the Luchsinger-Mackey couple), various Peñi [Brothers] have had to flee from the many police operatives that have been deployed around the vicinity where …

Machi Celestino Córdova Charged under Antiterrorist Law

January 12, 2013 Yesterday in Temuco, Bail Court was held to formally charge Machi [Medicine Healer] Celestino Córdova and his brother José Còrdova under the Chilean Antiterrorist Law, holding their heads high with the dignity that is characterized by the Peñi [Brothers] of Lof Yeupeko. Four charges were laid against the Machi [Medicine Healer], two …

Clarification on the Acts of Sabotage on Dec 23rd in Wenteche

January 10th, 2013 The Lof [Local Communities] in resistance in the area of Wenteche claims actions of sabotage occurred on December 23rd, 2012 in the Santa Isabel and Temuco Estates “property of the families that conform part of the Power of Estate Lords in the area and are at the same time the political/economic Powers …

Mapuche member of Lof Yeupeko arrested in Violent Raid

January 9th, 2013 This Wednesday morning a second Mapuche was arrested after the fire that destroyed the house of usurper Werner Luchsinger (whom died in the fire together with his wife) in the Estate of Palihue, within the context of the Mapuche hunt carried out by the Chilean police forces in Mapuche Territory. During the …

State of Siege in Vilcun over Death of Estate Owner

January 4th, 2013 Chilean Police launches grand police operative in the township of Cautín, especially within the area of Yeupeko, entering into various communities such as Juan Catrilaf, Yeupeko Katrileo, Juan Quintrupil, the area of Natre, Llamuco etc, after an action was carried out on the mourning [of January 4th] against those responsible for the …

After 10 Years of Impunity, Alex Lemun Family Reaffirm Compromise for Territorial Struggle

After 10 Years of Impunity, Alex Lemun Family Reaffirm Compromise for Territorial Struggle Nov 13th, 2012 Public Communique On the 10th Anniversary of the murder of our son and Weichafe [Warrior] Alex Lemun Saavedra on November 12th, 2002, the family communicates the following to National and International Opinion: We deeply lament and denounce that after …