Resolution on the situation of human rights and
indigenous minorities in Argentina
A) whereas the indigenous
peoples living within Argentine territory number approximately 450 to
550 000 and belong to 16 different ethnic groups spread among 12 provinces
and representing 1.5% of the country's population.
B) aware of the conflicts which
have arisen on account of the expulsions of various Mapuche communities
which were legally ordered so as to allow land to be seized in the province
of Neuquen (Pulmari region,
department of Alumine)
C) whereas the occupation of
the land was prompted by mal-administration on the part of the Pulmari
Interstate Corporation (CIP), which has granted administrative concessions
to private investors.
D) whereas these concessions
were granted without guaranteeing the availability of sufficient land
for these communities to maintain a decent standard of living in the areas
which are rightfully theirs
E) whereas the failure to allocate
sufficient land to the Mapuche community is producing conflicts among
the indigenous communities themselves.