Chile’s Mapuche rebel group takes action to reclaim their ancestral lands
Al Jazeera, 07 Apr 2021
Chile's Indigenous Mapuche community once occupied most of the south of the country.
In the 19th century, they were rounded up into small settlements.
Most of their land was taken during the Pinochet dictatorship in the 1980s.
Since the country's return to democracy, they have been promised some of it back.
But progress is slow. Many Mapuche are not willing to wait, so they are reclaiming their territory by force.
Al Jazeera’s editor Lucia Newman travelled to Collipulli in south-central Chile for an interview with the leader of the largest rebel organisation Arauco-Malleco Coordinaer or CAM.
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