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Chilean government cornered by Day 75 of Mapuche hunger strike

Sep 25 There is no resolution in sight for the Chilean indigenous Mapuche hunger strike. On Day 75, the health of the 34 prisoners is in danger. Eight have been hospitalized, with one needing surgery for appendicitis. Chilean President Sebastián … Continue reading

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13 Arrested During Mapuches’ Transfer to Hospital in Chile

SANTIAGO – Thirteen people were arrested in Concepcion, a city in southern Chile, in an incident that occurred at the city’s hospital when two Mapuche Indian prisoners on hunger strike were admitted after experiencing health problems, police said Sunday. About … Continue reading

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Freight Trucks Burned in Southern Chile

SANTIAGO – Hooded assailants intercepted two freight trucks, pulled out the drivers and set the vehicles on fire, Chilean authorities said Wednesday. The incident took place in the southern region of Araucania, where Mapuche Indian activists have torched vehicles, highway … Continue reading

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Bomb Explodes Outside Church in Southern Chile

SANTIAGO – A small bomb exploded early Tuesday outside a Catholic church in the southern Chilean city of Temuco, destroying the front door and shattering windows, police and press reports said. The blast occurred at 3:05 a.m. outside the Iglesia … Continue reading

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Chile Looks To Canada’s Example Regarding Indigenous Rights

With discontent among Chile’s indigenous population simmering for centuries, Chile is looking to Canada for a solution. A range of experts met at the Santiago’s Universidad Catolica this week to discuss indigenous human rights issues and to compare the Canadian … Continue reading

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Arsonists Burn School in Southern Chile

SANTIAGO – An unoccupied rural school and a storage house were burned before dawn Monday by unknown arsonists in an Indian-populated area of the southern Chilean region of La Araucania, authorities said. The school, which had not been in operation … Continue reading

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Chilean Cop Given No Jail Time for Killing Indian

SANTIAGO – A Chilean military court handed down a two-year suspended sentence on Friday to a policeman who fatally shot a Mapuche Indian activist in the back during a protest in January 2008. The verdict means that Cpl. Walter Ramirez, … Continue reading

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A Hot 2010? The Fourth Generation War and the Anti-Subversive Strategy of the $hilean State

[ very interesting analysis reposted from a translation made available on Infoshop.org] An account of the structuration of an autonomous and libertarian subversion and the opening of a new cycle of confrontation against state and capital. Introduction: The configuration generated … Continue reading

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Security Tightened Ahead Of Chile’s Election

Thursday, 10 December 2009 01:12 Chile’s police force (Carabineros) this week outlined plans to protect the eight million voters expected to participate in Sunday’s presidential election.

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Chile Bombers Moving South?

Friday, 11 December 2009 04:22 A late-night bomb shook the Region VIII city of Concepcíon Tuesday night, just days ahead of this Sunday’s election. The nine-pound device, detonated on Cerro Caracol, exploded near a communications tower and was heard throughout … Continue reading

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