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Chile’s Mapuche step up fight for basic rights

As Indigenous Mapuche conflict escalates, some hope the writing of a new constitution could lay the groundwork for reconciliation and peace in the trouble-torn region of southern Chile.

As Indigenous Mapuche conflict escalates, some hope the writing of a new constitution could lay the groundwork for reconciliation and peace in the trouble-torn region of southern Chile.

Armed Mapuche groups fighting for ancestral land rights and the presence of militarised police have increased the level of violence in the region.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Collipulli, Chile.