Colonialism as present in Chile as in South Africa, says indigenous chief for new Magna Carta

The Mapuche people, Chile's largest indigenous group, are laying claim to the land they inhabited for centuries before it was forcibly occupied by the Chilean state at the end of the 19th century.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The president of the convention charged with drafting a new Magna Carta in Chile, Mapuche academic Elisa Loncon, said Monday (2) that Chile is experiencing "colonial relations" regarding the link between the indigenous people to which she belongs and the country's state and economic actors.

"In Chile, we live in colonial relations, where, as in South Africa, there are colonizers and colonized. And we will not be free, one . . .

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