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Malon de la Paz

The Malon de la Paz was a march of aboriginals of northwestern Argentina to the capital, Buenos Aires, demanding the restitution of their ancient lands, in 1946. The participants marched about 2,000 km to present their claims to President Juan Peron.

Origin of the name

Malon is an Argentine Spanish word derived from Mapudungun malok, "invade". It refers to a surprise incursion, as often conducted by aboriginals when attacking creole settlements. The expression Malon de la Paz therefore means "Peace Incursion"; it is a kind of oxymoron. It was coined by one of the initial organizers of the march, the ...

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