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Chile: Mapuche Youth Takeover Municipal Building

Categories: Latin America, Chile, Education, Governance, Indigenous, War & Conflict

Katie Manning from Mi Voz reports [1] that forty Mapuche teenagers have staged a takeover –toma in Spanish– in Ercilla: “Since August 19, the 11-to-17-year-olds occupied the town’s government center. They’re not giving it back, they said, until Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter hears out their grievances over the “constant police presence” and a lack of intercultural education.”