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Chile: José Antonio Kast’s tough pledge resonates in north and south

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Chile's geographic extremes, which struggle with serious problems such as illegal immigration through the desert or a longstanding conflict with indigenous peoples over land ownership, conservative candidate José Antonio Kast's law-and-order rhetoric struck a chord.

In the northernmost regions, such as Arica and Tarapacá on the border with Peru and Bolivia, which traditionally lean toward the left or center-left, the right-wing candidate Kast nearly doubled the vote total of the left-wing candidate Boric.

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