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Developers Evict 40 Collas Families

What is affected
Housing private
Land Private
Communal
Type of violation Forced eviction
Demolition/destruction
Dispossession/confiscation
Date 01 August 2005
Region LAC [ Latin America/Caribbean ]
Country Argentina
Location Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy Province

Affected persons

Total 200
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Indigenous
Proposed solution
Details
Development
Forced eviction
Costs
Demolition/destruction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

State
Developers
Brief narrative Source: COHRE Global Survey 2003-2006 found at http://www.cohre.org/store/attachments/Global_Survey_10.pdf

"In August 2005, developers, accompanied by police and an excavator, arrived at the farm of 40 families of the indigenous Collas community, who resided in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, in the Jujuy Province. The developers, although they had no title deeds or judicial order to carry out an eviction, claimed the property to be theirs. The Collas, whose ancestors had lived on the land for several centuries, protested, but were eventually forced to leave their homes and land. Reportedly, the developers are planning to build hotels, in preparation for an expected influx of tourism, as the Quebrada de Humahuaca area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003.- ‘Collas expulsados de su tierra’, Pagina 12, (20 Aug. 2005), www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/sociedad/3-55348-2005-08-20.html"
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