Weekly News Update on the Americas
Issue #1159, January 13, 2013

1. Chile: “Terrorists” Blamed for Killings in Mapuche Region
2. Honduras: Two More Campesinos Murdered in Aguán
3. Dominican Republic: Haitian Workers Protest at Labor Ministry
4. Haiti: Aristide Gets Questioned; Duvalier Gets New Passport
5. Links to alternative sources on: Latin America, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Honduras, Mexico, Caribbean, Haiti, US/immigration

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*1. Chile: “Terrorists” Blamed for Killings in Mapuche Region
Chilean landowner Werner Luchsinger and his wife, Vivianne McKay, died in a fire set by some 20 masked attackers on Jan. 4 at their Lumahue estate in Vilcún, in the southern region of Araucanía. Luchsinger, who was 75 years old, reportedly fought back against the intruders with a firearm, wounding at least one. The couple, who owned some 1,000 hectares of farmland in the region, had resisted demands for land from the indigenous Mapuche community. Pamphlets were found at the site commemorating the fifth anniversary of the death of Mapuche student Matías Catrileo Quezada, who was shot in the back by a police agent on Jan. 3, 2008 during an occupation of an estate owned by Werner Luchsinger’s cousin, Jorge Luchsinger [see Update #929].[...]

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