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Chile extends state of emergency in four provinces

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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