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Milagro Sala Convicted Twice in One Week – COHA

5.1.17

Milagro Sala Convicted Twice in One Week – COHA: On Wednesday, a federal court in Jujuy, Argentina’s most northwest province, found the indigenous Qulla leader, and two other Tupac Amaru members, guilty of “aggravated material damages.”[i] The charges relate to a 2009 riot that targeted the then-senator and now provincial governor Gerardo Morales, Sala’s primary political opponent. In October of that year, Morales was set to participate in a press conference concerning the Tupac Amaru’s disbursement of federal funds, when a violent mob roughed-up the Jujuy Professional Council of Economic Sciences, where the conference was to take place.[ii] Morales promptly accused Sala and her organization for the attack, a claim the activist indignantly denied, instead pinning responsibility on the Jujuy Peasant’s Movement.[iii]


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