Body of Argentine Activist Supposedly Found

Last seen in August, Santiago Maldonado’s disappearance sparked an outcry in Argentina. After a protest between police and indigenous activists, Maldonado went missing, and while the government denies any allegations about a cover-up, some are demanding and planning on a private investigation outside of law enforcement.

So important to the public, the news of the found body, discovered only a few hundred meters from where Maldonado was last seen, as come above the upcoming congressional elections. Until there is further news on the identity of the body, campaigning has been suspended.

This act of the suspension gives insight to the importance of the threat of government corruption in Argentina as well as the regards the public has to those who may be missing or dead. While in America, such a case would not halt campaigning, the culture in Argentina proves to be different here.

The family is currently asking for the respect of privacy until the investigation is completed and others are demanding a further investigation into the incident.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41674565

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