RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean President, Sebastián Piñera, ordered this Tuesday the militarization of four zones in the regions of Biobío and La Araucanía, given the "serious alteration of public order" in the region arising from conflict with the Mapuches after the latest incidents in the south of the country.
According to Chilean media, the decision was taken after coordinating the details with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commanders of the Security and Law Enforcement Forces in the area. The measure, which limits freedom of assembly and movement, will last 15 days.
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