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Chile: Semi Trucks Set on Fire in arson attack, evidence points to Indigenous group :: Latin America Current Events & News
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Chile: Semi Trucks Set on Fire in arson attack, evidence points to Indigenous group

Posted on August 21, 2017 • Filed under: Chile, Conflicts, Crime, Latin America Indigenous Issues

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(Reuters/oann.com) – Eighteen semi trucks used to transport food were set on fire in a parking lot in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on Saturday, local authorities said.

The incident appeared to be intentional and the governor of the region of Araucania, Nora Barrientos, told local radio that evidence gathered at the scene linked the fires to Weichan Auka Mapu, a resistance group formed by the indigenous Mapuche.

The resistance group in the past has claimed responsibility for arson events or attacks in areas of  southern Chile. The reason for said previous attacks is for the purpose to regain lands which were taken from them during the nineteenth century in what was Mapuche held lands.  Read Article

 

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