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Son of Chile indigenous leader killed by police in restive province -media

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By Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) – The son of a leader of Chile’s Mapuche people was shot dead by police on Friday in the restive Araucania province, local media reported, in a potential blow to attempts to improve relations between the state and indigenous people. The shooting, reported to be during a confrontation between police and alleged intruders at a forestry company, is likely to inflame tensions in the region. Indigenous people have claimed for decades that their territory has been illegally requisitioned by agriculture and forestry companies acting with state complicity. The victi…

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