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Bachelet, the Mapuche, Terrorism, the U.S. and Wikileaks

On Monday, December 13th, the Spanish newspaper El País reported that during Michelle Bachelet’s time as President in Chile, there were official communications made between Chile and the U.S. asking for U.S. assistance in gathering information on Chile’s Mapuche population. The story was based on documents produced by Wikileaks that were written in 2008 and 2009. Based on those documents, the Chilean government suspected that there were Mapuche individuals with ties to the FARC and other terrorist organizations and were seeking help in identifying those networks. Continue reading

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