Chile extends state of emergency in four provinces

The state of exception will remain in force for 15 more days in those four provinces of Araucanía and Biobío, where there are claims to toughen it.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean Parliament extended this Wednesday the state of emergency that governs four southern provinces among claims for a greater military deployment in the area, epicenter of the so-called "Mapuche conflict", which confronts indigenous radicals, large foresters and the State.

By 31 votes in favor, 1 against and 2 abstentions, the Senate gave its approval to the measure, which was approved in the morning in the Lower House, with 100 votes in favor, 19 against and 13 abstentions.

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