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About Katie Manning

Katie Manning works as a multimedia journalist in Santiago, Chile, for Mi Voz, which publishes 17 regional, online newspapers across Chile focusing on citizen journalism. She earned her master's degree in journalism from Georgetown University and her B.A. in history from the University of Virginia. In addition to Mi Voz, her work has been published in the Washington Post, Global Voices and on CNN news.

Mapuche Teens Takeover Town to End “Police Brutality”

Article submitted by Katie Manning, courtesy of

A decades-old debate over a 150-year-old conflict is heating up as Chilean cities spend their winter under a blanket of protests. Forty teenagers, part of 700,000 Mapuche Indians out of 17 million people in Chile, staged a toma, or takeover, in Ercilla. The small forest-farming town, 600 kilometers south of Santiago, frequently hosts brawls between the police force and Mapuche. Continue reading

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