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The investigation into the Mapuche conflict advances: prosecutors appointed by Eduardo Casal will travel to Bariloche this Tuesday

While the tension between Arabela Carreras and the national government grows (in the last hours she Anibal Fernandez), it is known that this Tuesday they will travel to Bariloche the representatives of the Public Ministry appointed by the attorney Eduardo Casal to support the work of Silvya Little, the federal prosecutor of Bariloche in charge of usurpations, roadblocks and arson attacks that are registered in the area, linked to Mapuche groups.

Is about Gabriel González Da Silva and Héctor Andrés Heim, head of the Office of the Institutional Violence Attorney (PROCUVIN). Judicial sources indicated a TN that the objective of the visit will be to make himself available and know the details of the files, if so required by the prosecutor who also intervened in the extradition trial of Facundo Jones Huala.

Little had submitted his resignation on October 18, because he did not feel supported in his role at the head of the San Carlos de Bariloche Federal Prosecutor’s Office, a position he has held on an interim basis, since 2017.

As it transpired, the judicial official made the decision after the Mapuche leader Maria Nahuel was acquitted in a trial for assaulting her during an inquest. The woman is aunt of Rafael Nahuel, the young man who was murdered on November 25, 2017. Little is also involved in that case and requested the elevation to trial of the prefects involved in the murder.

At the end of June, National Parks, which depends on the Ministry of the Environment, withdrew from the lawsuit against the Mapuche community Lof Lafken Winkul Map, which was linked to RAM, for the occupation of land in Villa Mascardi, a determination that would mark the path that the Government chose in the face of the conflict and that left Little alone to sustain the eviction complaint.

From the Public Ministry, they will seek to shore it up. Casal also required that the Directorate of Technical Support for Criminal Investigations (DATIP) collaborate with the investigations of the prosecutor who was confirmed in her position. At the same time, the attorney determined that the assignment of the fiscal assistant be extended for one year. Maria Candida Etchepare.

According to what this medium was able to find out, the problems that the southern city of Agentino is going through with the resurgence of violent events It generates concern in the sphere of the Attorney General’s Office. There is still no definition of the strategy that could be approached from the federal jurisdiction in the face of the latest attacks that Governor Arabela Carreras defined as “terrorism.”

The governor of Río Negro accused government officials of “instigating violence” in Patagonia

This Saturday, Carreras accused government officials of “Instigate violence”. ”There is complicity of some actors. On the part of the National Institute of Indigenous Affairs (INAI) there has been complicity and instigation as well. Because they seek political objectives that harm the normal functioning of the institutions, “said the provincial president about the entity led by Magdalena Odarda and Luis Pilquimán, in dialogue with Radio Miter.

Piquilmán was prosecuted last May by federal justice for the use of an official vehicle to transfer a family to the occupation that a Mapuche community has maintained since 2017 in Villa Mascardi.

Regarding “complicity”, the governor said: “There is economic support for these groups, transfer of people and support in terms of defense. Every presence we have in trouble spots is followed by acts of violence and it is not distinguished what is a claim of acts of violence “.

Carreras argued that “the great debate is to understand the scale of the problem. We are talking about long-standing federal crimes that exceed jurisdictional limits ”. And I add: “I have spoken of terrorism framing it in the Penalty Codel, since there is a group that tries to undermine the constitutional order: they subvert the order and seek that governments have certain attitudes through violence and the attack on the integrity of people and their property ”.

Finally, he clarified: “We are against violence and we ask for a present national state.”

Crimes adjudicated to the Mapuche Ancestral Resistance in 2017

Under the orbit of the macrista government, the Ministry of Security had prepared in 2017, together with the governments of Río Negro, Chubut and Neuquén, a report that unites all the cases opened in these jurisdictions linked to the Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM), led by Facundo Jones Huala. To that organization they awarded at that time, 96 facts prosecuted.

Among the crimes listed, which began an upward curve from 2015 onwards, stand out “damages” (23%), “fires” (18%) and “cattle rustling” (17%). But they also figure threats, interruption of public services, attack and resistance to authority, firearm firing, injuries, robberies, threats, usurpation and up to two homicides.

At that time, most cases occurred in Neuquen, but the epicenter of the conflict moved in the last year to Río Negro, with the taking of land in Villa Mascardi.

The document also speaks of external financing of groups classified as “violent.” “The RAM organization is a belligerent group with international connections“Carreras said days ago, in dialogue with CNN Radio when mentioning the organization after the fire in the Club Andino Piltriquitrón, where pamphlets were found against the governor and mayor Bruno Pogliano.

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