Road to destruction

 
Published: Monday 15 April 1996

Road to destruction

Death stalks the Wichi, an indigenous Indian group of Salta province in Argentina, impoverished by the invasion of their lands by non Indian settlers (criollos). The coming of the criollos led to the disappearance of forests, animals and plants sustaining the Indians. Matters have worsened with the government planning a highway straight through Wichi territory. London-based Survival International has taken up their cause, asking for letters to be written to the Salta governor and the Argentine president urging them to recognise the Wichis' claim over the territory.

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