Incident Summary:

10/12/2014: Assailants armed with firearms set fire to the Juan Javier Neumeyer mountain refuge in Challhuaco, Rio Negro, Argentina. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the refuge was targeted because it "represents the interests of the bourgeoisie and local fascism through the Andean Bariloche club colluded with national parks, while the place borders the oil investment area of the basin of the Niriwau."




South America

region/u.s. state:

Rio Negro


Location Details:
The incident occurred near theJuan Javier Neumeyer mountain refuge.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Argentinean Ministry of Tourism
Specific Description Juan Javier Neumeyer Mountain Refuge
Nationality of Target Argentina
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mapuche Ancestral Resistance (RAM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"The cause does not advance for the fire of the refuge Neumeyer," Rio Negro, October 5, 2017.
"They burned a historic shelter in Bariloche and suspect the group close to Jones Huala," Clarin, July 7, 2017.
"Mapuche group claimed fire in Bariloche and declared "war" on Chile and Argentina," infobae, November 13, 2014.