Chile’s Mapuche fear wildfire backlash

Largest Chilean indigenous group says government blames its members for recent forest fires.

Chile’s largest indigenous group, the Mapuche Indians, have often clashed with the police over land disputes.

The Mapuche now say the government is blaming them for starting the recent fires in southern Chile. They claim authorities are planning to use a controversial anti-terror law against members of their tribe. 

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Temuco, Chile.

Source : Al Jazeera


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