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Machi Francisca Linconao, Mapuche indigenous healer and advocate, has been suffering from severe medical problems in prison. Her supporters claim she was imprisoned for her work to end illegal logging in her region of Chile, and are calling for her release.  This week, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe told members of the United […]
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