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Chile: Mapuche Win Big in Municipal Elections

Categories: Latin America, Chile, Elections, Indigenous, Politics

In indigenous online newspaper Azkintuwe [1] [es], Pedro Cayuqueo [2] [es] points out that 9 Mapuche mayors and over 30 Mapuche councilmembers were elected in the October 28 municipal elections in Chile. Cayuqueo argues that this big win means several important things, for example:

Far from the “violent” and “anti-system” caricature, the Mapuche have shown their commitment to the institutional paths and an exemplary civic behavior.