Death of Mapuche youth sparks clashes with police in southern Chile

During a violent weekend, a group of hooded men set fire to a health post and several vehicles. Authorities are investigating the death of the indigenous community member.

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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