81.5 % of inhabitants of the conflictive southern Chile region approve militarization

Chile's president had imposed a constitutional state of emergency in mid-October last year in the area affected by violent clashes with Mapuche Indians, which provides for the deployment of the armed forces for public order tasks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than 81 % of the inhabitants of the Chilean region of La Araucanía showed themselves in favor this Sunday in a citizen consultation of maintaining the State of exception decreed by the Government to militarize the zone, epicenter of the so-called Mapuche conflict and scenario of multiple episodes of rural violence.

The objective of the consultation was to gather the perception of the population regarding the eventual extension . . .

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