Chile declares state of emergency over Mapuche conflict
Al Jazeera, 13 Oct 2021
Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera has imposed a state of emergency over the Mapuche conflict.
The Mapuche, Chile’s largest Indigenous group, have been involved in five centuries of struggle for their ancestral land.
Mapuche demands have been mainly met with silence, leading some armed groups to attack trucks and farmland in the last 10 years.
With the Chilean president under pressure from right-wing factions in his party, troops are being sent to two southern regions hit by the violence.
Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago, Chile.
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