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The native peoples spoke out against the passage of the Dakar through their territories in Jujuy

The native peoples spoke out against the passage of the Dakar through their territories in Jujuy

The original communities of Salinas Grandes and Laguna de Guayatayoc announced that they are in a state of permanent mobilization and alert to the demand to pronounce against the passage of the Dakar through their territories in Jujuy.

Representatives of these communities maintain that the Jujuy government is violating the right to prior, free and informed consultation on the rights of indigenous peoples, in relation to the 2015 Dakar rally that will pass through these lands.

These communities seek to fulfill the right to prior consultation, provided for in Article 75, paragraph 17 of the National Constitution, ILO Convention 169 and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The natives remember that prior to the last edition, different communities made agreements that were not complied with by the provincial government. They assured that after the passage of the machines there were roads in poor condition, dead and disoriented animals, the muddy salt flats and a social cost of ten brothers charged for demonstrating against the competition without due prior consultation.

This year, the government was even more reluctant to carry out the consultation, appearing only on December 20 in the town of Casabindo through representatives of the Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Rights, although with the sole purpose of making known the passage of the Dakar 2015 competition those lands. The slogan of the order is "Our Territories and our rights are not negotiated."

La Nación.com


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