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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 04:54 AM
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Chile blames Mapuche Indians for deadly forest fires
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Source: BBC

Chile's government has suggested indigenous Mapuche activists may have been responsible for a forest fire that killed seven firefighters on Thursday.

The interior minister named a Mapuche group involved in land disputes with forestry companies.

President Sebastian Pinera has invoked an anti-terror law to pursue those responsible. <snip>

The worst of the fires have been in the Bio Bio and Araucania regions, where indigenous Mapuche groups have been campaigning to recover ancestral lands from forestry companies.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16452691
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