Activist’s Body Found – level 3

02-11-2017 07:00

In Argentina, an activist named Santiago Maldonado disappeared on August 1, 2017, during a protest to release the indigenous leader of Mapuche from jail and to ask the clothing company Benneton to relinquish land to the Mapuche. Last Tuesday, Santiago’s family reported that someone had found his body.

Some rights groups think that there was a police cover-up on what happened to Santiago. One woman said that the border police killed him to make him go away and that the government is not taking responsibility. The police say that they never arrested him and deny any wrongdoing.

Argentina has a history of forced disappearances during the time of the military junta and it still casts a shadow.

Difficult words: indigenous (native; in Argentina, this is not originally from Europe), relinquish (give up), forced disappearance (when the military government of Argentina kidnaps a person who spoke out against it), military junta (a military government, a dictatorship), shadow (a dark reminder).
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