Tribal child deaths shame Argentina

Deaths of seven children from indigenous community attributed to malnutrition and dehydration.

    The recent deaths of at least seven children from Argentina's Wichi indigenous community have been attributed to malnutrition and dehydration.

    Throughout South America, indigenous communities are often among the poorest, and much of the land they used to inhabit has been taken over for farming.

    Although Argentina produces more than enough food, and the government has launched an emergency plan to prevent more deaths, in some areas children are still in desperate need.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Salta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.