Santiago, Chile - Republic of
MAPUCHE INDIANS MARCH IN PROTEST IN SANTIAGO.
Mapuche indians march in protest in downtown Santiago, March 12, 2002.
Mapuches were protesting against the construction of a hydroelectric
dam, in Ralco in central Chile. Since beginning the project, energy
firm Endesa Chile has faced fierce opposition from the Indians, because
it will flood land to which they claim historical ownership rights.