La Ley Penal y el Indio: de la Realidad del Discurso al Discurso de la Realidad
The author develops the legal recognition that natives had in criminal law. At first it was considered a minor, an orphan in need of protection or a miserable one; in the nineteenth century, criminal law ignored the special situation of the natives. In the twentieth century, in the Criminal Code of Maúrtua natives are considered as semi civilized and criminal law as a means to bring them closer to civilization. Finally, the current Criminal Code has the legal figure of the culturally conditioned comprehension error that takes into account cultural differences.