In 1991 the Italian company Benetton purchased 970,000 ha of land to Compania de Tierras Sur Argentino S.A., then the biggest landowner in Argentine Patagonia. Much of this land was the ancestral home of the indigenous Mapuche people, yet they were expelled from their traditional home. In August 2002, two Mapuches Atilio Curianco and Rosa Nahuelquir occupied, 385 hectares of land in Santa Rosa - Leleque, Patagonia that had been sold to the company. This led to a media campaign and Argentine Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel also supported the Mapuches claim. The company offered the community 7,500 ha of land in the Chubut province instead but the community and Province government have refused, stating the land is not productive. In 2007 a group of Mapuche re-occcupied Santa Rosa. As the conflict had not been resolved, the occupation persisted. In late 2014, the Chubut Government recognized to the Mapuche people the use and the ownership of 625 ha in Santa Rosa, under the framing of the the law 26.160.