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The Government held a series of meetings with the official factions to limit the intermediate state. Meanwhile, Minister Vallejo reiterated that this was born to meet the demands of the communities.

Thursday May 12, 2022 8:11 p.m.

The Minister of the Interior, Izkia Siches, and the Minister of the Segpres, Giorgio Jackson, received the Broad Front caucus at the La Moneda palace to address the constitutional reform that seeks to create the “State of Protection and Shelter”a formula with which the Government intends to protect routes and roads in the region of La Araucanía and Bíobío through the presence of the Army, which has been questioned by some parliamentarians from the ruling party as they are categorically opposed to any type of militarization of the called the South Macrozone.

Such is the case of the deputy Emilia Nuyado, the only legislator of the Socialist Party that has been closed to the measure, arguing that the deployment of the military will result in greater persecution and stigmatization of the Mapuche communities and warning that, with the intermediate state of exception, cases such as the murder of Camilo Catrillanca can be repeated, an event that happened with the presence of the Jungle commando ordered by former President Sebastián Piñera.

Along these lines, the parliamentarian has called President Boric to create a binding commission so that the Mapuche people as a whole are restored “their collective and territorial rights.” In addition, he requested the appointment of a presidential delegate with the standard of Minister of State “who has the possibility of forming a direct coordination team with the President” and along with thatconsidered it unacceptable that a Mapuche be subjected to the definitions of a Ministry of Public Security, as happened with the former coordinator of Indigenous Affairs of the Portfolio, Salvador Millaleo.

In I Approve Dignity in both, the opposition to the measure is broader. Parliamentarians such as Senator Daniel Núñez and members of the Chamber such as Tomás Hirsch and Ericka Ñanco, among others, have expressed their annoyance at the initiative promoted by the Executive. However, since the hosts of the conglomerate have carried out negotiations with the Government that seek to establish that public order remains strictly in the hands of the police and that the Army reverts to a purely containment role. For the rest, give effective guarantees that the military will be subordinated to a civil authority and that the Government, along with this provision, present a comprehensive proposal that addresses the demands of the Mapuche people. In this context, the meeting of the Government with the Broad Front is framed.

The semantic turn of Vallejo to the intermediate state: Minister reaffirms that measure is to meet the demands of the communities

Faced with criticism of the measure, the government spokesperson, Camila Vallejo, pointed out that “The need to advance in a route protection policy is to be able to generate and guarantee free circulation and ensure that those demands of the communities can be met by the State.”.

“We are working with other ministries so that the State can reach the communities with the APRs, because there is a lack in those communities, with schools, with housing, with road improvements, because we have a debt as a State with respect to those communities, pBut we cannot do it if the routes are permanently interrupted, limited by issues associated with criminal acts, as well as by truckers’ strike “, Held.

Alluding to the armed resistance called by the CAM leader, Héctor Llaitul, the minister asserted that the intermediate state “nor it is in no case a confrontational measure and whoever wants to take it that way is very wrong.


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