CHILE – Chile’s Mapuche people vs the State: A battle for ancestral lands (Al Jazeera)

We travel to Chile to meet some of the Mapuche groups on the offensive to reclaim their culture.

In Chile, the Mapuche communities make up roughly 12 percent of the country’s population.

They have historically been the poorest and most discriminated-against sector of society.

In fact, Chile is one of a few countries in the world whose constitution does not recognise its Indigenous peoples.

The conflict against the state has been simmering for years, but in recent months more radical Mapuche groups have been attacking and torching hundreds of trucks, farms, homes, forest lands owned by lumber companies and even trains.

So, is there a path to peaceful coexistence?

Marco Emanuele
Marco Emanuele è appassionato di cultura della complessità, cultura della tecnologia e relazioni internazionali. Approfondisce il pensiero di Hannah Arendt, Edgar Morin, Raimon Panikkar. Marco ha insegnato Evoluzione della Democrazia e Totalitarismi, è l’editor di The Global Eye e scrive per The Science of Where Magazine. Marco Emanuele is passionate about complexity culture, technology culture and international relations. He delves into the thought of Hannah Arendt, Edgar Morin, Raimon Panikkar. He has taught Evolution of Democracy and Totalitarianisms. Marco is editor of The Global Eye and writes for The Science of Where Magazine.

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