Photo Edgardo Valera
Photo: Edgardo Valera.

Members of the indigenous peoples of Jujuy demonstrated this Tuesday through the streets of the capital center to demand the extension of Law 26,160 of Indigenous Territorial Emergency through the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation and expressed solidarity with the delegations that camped in front of Congress, in Buenos Aires.

“We made a call to all the communities, organizations and population of Jujuy to express ourselves in front of the provincial Legislature in defense of the territories, to reflect our claim for the extension of law 26,160 that we want to come out through Congress,” Dulce told Télam Dulce Pacci, a member of the Council of Llankaj Maki Indigenous Peoples, of Jujuy.

“The DNU is not like the law, it cannot be legitimized as a law, someone can put an amparo before the decree and there is no law that supports it”Dulce Pacci – CPO Llankaj Maki

Photo Edgardo Valera
Photo: Edgardo Valera.

Despite the decree of necessity and urgency (DNU) issued by President Alberto Fernández, which extends the validity of the law until November 23, 2025, the native communities demand that the norm be approved in Deputies “with all that a national law means”.

“The DNU is not like the law, it cannot be legitimized as a law, someone can put an amparo before the decree and there is no law that supports it,” warned Pacci, who pointed out that the march was also in support of the delegations of the native peoples who have been camping since November 6 in Buenos Aires.

Photo Edgardo Valera
Photo: Edgardo Valera.

“We hope that the law is approved before December 10, but we will have to wait until next year. TWe have lands in conflict and today they are unprotected without the law“, said.

The indigenous peoples of Jujuy maintain that lLaw 26,160 “is the instrument to stop the evictions of the communities from their territories and the intimidation that they have suffered since the colonizers arrived”, and they also demand for the Indigenous Community Property law, to “definitively ensure the right to the territory of the native communities.”

Photo Edgardo Valera
Photo: Edgardo Valera.

We have been going through a very complicated year with a fascist right that advances and kills our brothers, a few days ago they killed a brother in the south and another is seriously injured, and a while ago they killed a human rights lawyer in Chile and today the fascist right is advancing in that country, “said José Zurita, from the Movement Avoid Jujuy.

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