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Mapuche Mission Press Release: Nelson Mandela Dead
Geneva, December 6th 2013
|Yesterday was a sad day for everyone at the Mapuche Mission and surely for everybody who has ever campaigned for human rights and fundamental freedoms for their people. Mandela will be remembered along with Martin Luther King and Mahatma Ghandi as an extraordinary individual who inspired the world with his overriding optimism and faith in humanity.|
Finally freed in 1990, after twenty seven years of incarceration, as apartheid laws were relaxed and the ANC became legal again, Mandela was more determined than ever to gain democratic rights for black people in South Africa and to reconcile black and white in the country. After an ordeal that would’ve broken most men, or left them bitter and hateful, he continued to inspire millions with his courage and positivity and finally became the country’s president in its first democratic election in 1994.
We believe we speak for the whole Mapuche Nation in mourning the loss of a true freedom fighter.
Flor Calfunao Paillalef
Apo Werken – Ambassador
The Mapuche Permanent Mission to the United Nations, was established on September 20, 2011 by authorities of the Mapuche nation.