Demonstrators hold photos of missing activist Santiago Maldonado, during a protest at Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Human rights groups say Maldonado went missing a month ago today, after Argentine border police captured him during an operation against Mapuche Indians who were blocking a highway in Argentina's Patagonia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
State Violence

How Profit Deals With Protest: The Disappearance Of Argentinian Activist Santiago Maldonado

The Maldonado case has exposed state repression of Mapuche resistance and activism. Digging deeper, we find linkage of the activist’s disappearance to capitalist exploitation — and to the clothing company, Benetton, which owns the largest share of territory allocated to a foreign company in Latin America.