Chagos: expulsão massiva de população, para instalar base militar de Diego Garcia.

Between 1967 and 1973, the Chagossians, then numbering some 2,000 people, were expelled by the British government, first to the island of Peros Banhos, 100 miles (160 km) away from their homeland, and then, in 1973, to Mauritius The forced expulsion and dispossession of the Chagossians was for the purpose of establishing a United States air and naval base on Diego Garcia, with a population of between 3,000 to 5,000 U.S. soldiers and support staff, as well as a few troops from the United Kingdom.
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Vue de l'atoll de Diego Garcia. Piste d'atérissage avec les bombardiers B52 et les infrastructures de la base en arrière plan.

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A group of refugees from the Indian Ocean islands of Chagos Archipelago gather outside the High Court in London on October 31, 2002.  REUTERS/Michael Crabtree. MC/AHCopyright (2013) Thomson Reuters A group of refugees from the Indian Ocean island of Chagos gather outside the High Court in London on October 31, 2002. REUTERS/Michael Crabtree. MC/AH Copyright (2013) Thomson Reuters

A group of refugees from the Indian Ocean islands of Chagos Archipelago gather outside the High Court in London on October 31, 2002. REUTERS/Michael Crabtree. MC/AHCopyright (2013) Thomson Reuters A group of refugees from the Indian Ocean island of Chagos gather outside the High Court in London on October 31, 2002. REUTERS/Michael Crabtree. MC/AH Copyright (2013) Thomson Reuters

John Pilger - Proven Conspiracy - Chagos Islands Population Expelled to Make Way for US Base.

John Pilger - Proven Conspiracy - Chagos Islands Population Expelled to Make Way for US Base.

A former coconut plantation on Diego Garcia, out of use since 1970. Photo by Steve Swayne under a CC Licence.

A former coconut plantation on Diego Garcia, out of use since Photo by Steve Swayne under a CC Licence.

In the 1960s and 70s, the US and British governments collaborated to secretly expel the population of Diego Garcia in order to make way for an American military base.

In the and the US and British governments collaborated to secretly expel the population of Diego Garcia in order to make way for an American military base.

British Indian, Diego Garcia, Archipelago, Base, Military

Dernier Voyage des Chagossians & bord du Nordver enrade Diego Garcia, 1973 courtesy the artist, Clement Siatous.

The inhabitants of the Chagos Islands - including the artist - were driven from their homes when the British who owned it handed it over to the US

Chagos Refugee Group Celebrates 30th Year of Struggle.

Chagos Refugee Group Celebrates Year of Struggle.

Women clearing the field on Diamon Island, one of the smaller islands of Peros Banhos. The ‘kommander’ dressed in white in the centre of the picture used a long stick to indicate the size of the area to be cleared by each woman. The coconuts gathered on the smaller islands were brought by boats to the central plantations.

Women clearing the field on Diamon Island, one of the smaller islands of Peros Banhos. The ‘kommander’ dressed in white in the centre of the picture used a long stick to indicate the size of the area to be cleared by each woman. The coconuts gathered on the smaller islands were brought by boats to the central plantations.

The ’Kalorifer’ in Diego Garcia. Women and men are working together while the ‘kommander’ in his white uniform is overlooking the process of opening and chopping up the coconuts.

The ’Kalorifer’ in Diego Garcia. Women and men are working together while the ‘kommander’ in his white uniform is overlooking the process of opening and chopping up the coconuts.

The village of Peros Banhos. Children are going to school in the morning. Here they are pictured outside the ‘gran kaz’, the house of the plantation-manager.

The village of Peros Banhos. Here they are pictured outside the ‘gran kaz’, the house of the plantation-manager.

The village of Peros Banhos. Children are going to school in the morning. Here they are pictured outside the ‘gran kaz’, the house of the plantation-manager.

The village of Peros Banhos. Here they are pictured outside the ‘gran kaz’, the house of the plantation-manager.

Embarking of copra. The painting illustrates the work of loading copra onboard the ship 'Mauritius' from a quai in Peros Banhos.

Embarking of copra. The painting illustrates the work of loading copra onboard the ship 'Mauritius' from a quai in Peros Banhos.

Chagossians protesting outside British High Court in London 2006.

Chagossians protesting outside British High Court in London

O paralelo entre o caso Malvinas e o caso Chagos, e a posição bivalente do governo britânico.

O paralelo entre o caso Malvinas e o caso Chagos, e a posição bivalente do governo britânico.

Le lagon de l'atoll est assez profond pour accueillir des porte avions et sous-marins.

USS Saratoga docked at Diego Garcia, the first aircraft carrier to do so. The historic aircraft carrier arrived in Brownsville on Friday and will be dismantled.

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