Tension grows in southern Chile as Piñera insists on its militarization

Two patrols were attacked by hooded men with firearms on a highway in the commune of Cañete (630 kilometers south of Santiago) and during the exchange of fire an indigenous man was killed

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tension in southern Chile is growing after the death on Wednesday of a Mapuche in a clash with security forces, an incident that sparked a barrage of criticism against the militarization of the area decreed in mid-October by Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, and which the president insisted on Thursday.

In a long-awaited press conference in La Moneda, presidential headquarters, the president supported the forces of law and order. They assured that on Wednesday, 'Chile was the victim of a terrorist group'.

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