What is a "minga global en defensa de la tierra madre"?

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This was a phrase used in a Colombian newspaper. The word "minga" in my dictionary is a vulgar Spanish word.

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updated OCT 17, 2009
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I only found the following:

"minga (mapudungun), a community collective action of native indians of Chile, similar to the Quechua minka" wiki-Minga

In Quechua, an indigenous language of Ecuador, "minga" means "the coming together or a community for the betterment of all." Community members can call a "minga" if they are in need of assistence, and people will come from miles around to help. For example, if a the building of a school is behind schedule, a "minga" might be called to summon community members to help finish building the school. They may or may not be able to take advantage of the school--the community ties are important regardless.

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updated OCT 17, 2009
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posted by Issabela
Brilliant. Thank you.