Chile extends militarization of four southern provinces

During the day, the government confirmed the death of a forestry worker who was shot in the back after being attacked by a group of hooded men, 20 kilometers east of Arauco province, according to preliminary information.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean Senate decided this Tuesday (18.01.2022) to extend until February 9 the militarization of four provinces in the south of the country on the most violent day so far this year, marked by the killing of two men.

With 18 votes in favor, 14 against, and 9 abstentions, the seventh extension of the state of emergency constitutional exception (which was declared almost 100 days ago) was approved, which will be extended until February 9 in the provinces of Biobío and Arauco, in the Biobío Region, and the provinces of Cautín . . .

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