AMERICA/CHILE - Mgr. Vargas: "the creation of a table for dialogue among the Mapuche mayors is positive"

Thursday, 11 August 2016 indigenous   bishops   democracy   politics  

Temuco (Agenzia Fides) - The Bishop of the Diocese of Temuco, His Exc. Mgr. Hector Vargas praised the creation of a table for dialogue to resolve the problem of violence in Araucania, led by the president of the Association of Municipalities with Mapuche Mayors, Juan Carlos Reinao, mayor of Renaico.
The note sent to Fides highlights the positive attitude of the Bishop: "If on the occasion of the creation of the presidential table for dialogue various organizations in the region decide to create their own meeting spaces, to reflect and raise proposals to promote respect for our big challenges, always for the common good and of all its inhabitants, will be very positive", he said in an interview with Emol-Chile. "It is understandable that different groups or individuals, motivated by the desire to work for the common good, wanted to participate in the table for dialogue", the Bishop concluded.
According to information sent to Fides, the creation of this new table for dialogue among the Mapuche mayors is motivated by the lack of trust that exists in Mapuche people in government politicians, or institutions that are managed directly by it. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 11/08/2016)