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Death of Mapuche youth sparks clashes with police in southern Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A wave of violence has been unleashed in southern Chile after a Mapuche community member died at the hands of police officers following a conflict in the town of Carahue, in the Araucanía Region, last Friday, July 9.

The death of the member of the pro-Mapuche group, Coordinadora Arauco Malleco (CAM), occurred after individuals attempted to attack a forestry property where 11 workers were present. According to the preliminary investigation, the individuals were carrying "high caliber" weapons with which they "attacked the Carabineros" guarding the site.

Consequently, the police used their weapons. According to . . .

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