AMERICA/CHILE - A church burned in Mapuches conflict area in Chile

Thursday, 27 July 2017 indigenous   human rights   violence  

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Vilcun (Agenzia Fides) – An evangelical church has been burned to the ground along the road from Cajon to Vilcun.
According to a note by Radio Bio Bio, sent to Fides, the arson attack happened late Tuesday, July 25. There was a canvas on the site with the inscription "Freedom for mapuches political prisoners ".
Just a few days ago the Bishop of Temuco, Mgr. Hector Vargas, told the press that about 40% is still to be done to complete the "Araucania Plan ".
The Araucania Plan was delivered to the Chilean people in June last year (see Fides 26/06/2017) and envisages the development of the area and the definitive end to any form of absurd violence against the institutions. The expected "Araucanía Plan" aims to put an end to the historical conflict, over 150 years, between the State and the Mapuche people. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 27/07/2017)


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