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Mapuches in Argentina and Chile stand their ground

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean Government filed a lawsuit against whoever "may be responsible" for the crime of illegal carrying of weapons and paramilitarism after the dissemination of a video of hooded men carrying automatic rifles in the southern region, shaken by the indigenous conflict and rural violence.

The video, which has been circulating for several days on social networks, shows a group of about fifty heavily armed men under the name of Weichan Auka Mapu (WAM). This radical Mapuche autonomist organization claims sabotage actions against large forestry companies in La Araucanía, more than 700 kilometers south of . . .

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