May 30, 2023

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Why President Borik took a turn in his policy by militarizing the Mapuche Claim Zone in Chile

  • Cecilia Baria
  • BBC News World

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Two months later, the President of Chile, Gabriel BorickIt reversed its strategy to deal with a historic problem that so far no government could solve.

Strongly opposed to the deployment of the army in the conflict zones in southern Chile. Mapuche communities Borick made his decision this week to claim the land as part of an ancestral claim. Militarization.

It did so by mandating a “limited” exemption status, which in practice implies authorization for the military to protect roads and highways in the region. Araucania And in neighboring provinces Arako Y Life organismThe focus of the security crisis, which has worsened in recent weeks.