José Bengoa

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José Bengoa
Born(1945-01-19)19 January 1945
Santiago, Chile
OccupationHistorian, anthropologist

José Bengoa Cabello (31 January 1936) is a Chilean historian and anthropologist.[1] He is known in Chile for his study of Mapuche history and society. After the 1973 Chilean coup d'état, José Bengoa was dismissed from his work at the University of Chile by the Pinochet regime. He was the principal advocate for the first Social Forum of the ACLU International Human Rights Task Force, during the SubCommission's fifty-fourth session in August 2002.[2]


In 2013 he won the Altazor Award for the best essay with his work Mapuche. Procesos, política y culturas en el Chile del Bicentenario (Mapuches. Processes, politics and cultures in the Bicentenarian Chile).[1]


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  2. ^ "ACLU International Civil Liberties Report" (PDF). Retrieved 18 May 2017.