RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean Interior Minister Izkia Siches on Monday imposed a "state of exception" (similar to the state of emergency) in two southern regions, a measure she has strongly criticized for months that allows the use of the armed forces to appease the growing violence in the region of the so-called "Mapuche conflict."
"We have decided to use all means to ensure the safety of our citizens by imposing a state of exception," he said at a press briefing at the seat of government.
This measure, which involves military deployment, will apply throughout the Araucanía region . . .