These indigenous people ended up becoming "disappeared" as well as so many others throughout the military regime that settled in the country between the 60s and 80s.
On a date when we remember the coup that triggered this escalation of killings against native peoples, we see many denunciations of the murders and tortures suffered by political prisoners during the period of clashes between security forces and guerrilla groups.
However, little or almost nothing is said about the holocaust of thousands of indigenous people in the same period. They were villages and even entire ethnic groups wiped out under the “progress” steamroller. After all, what is the difference between the two cases?
In addition to the indigenous holocaust reaching 20 times more victims than those killed in the armed struggle, it is only the continuation of a process of genocide that has lasted for centuries and has reached far more devastating proportions in other times. Also, the indigenous holocaust was not a war, but a massacre.
And what do they have in common?
Well, first of all, they are all human lives and deserve the same respect and consideration. They are also all victims of political crimes.
The indigenous people did not rise up against the military regime, but our simple existence alone represents a political act. Resistance and threat to that regime and to any other that supports this colonial order of exploitation and destruction.