The Chilean Interior Minister, Izkia Siches, indicated this Thursday that they will recommend to President Gabriel Boric to once again extend the State of Exception in the Mapuche region of Biobío and La Araucanía.
According to local media, the minister explained that the measure has reduced the burning of trucks by 85%, the burning of vehicles by 65% and the use of firearms by 57%.
"We have strengthened the protocols and communication that exists between the Armed Forces, the Investigative Police (PDI) and the Carabineros, which allows a better deployment (...) there are 47 detainees in the area and there is a reduction in acts of violence," Siches said. at a press point.
In this regard, he pointed out that, on June 29, he will go to Congress to request the extension of the measure, which is maintained in the southern zone – better known by the Mapuche as Wallmapú – to provide more details.
“We have decided to recommend to the President of the Republic to once again extend the State of Exception in the area, and for this reason we hope to be in Parliament next Wednesday, June 29, giving details of the figures and the need from the point of view of technical point of view, in terms of security, to continue having this measure," said the Secretary of State, quoted by the local portal MegaNoticias.
Boric was a great critic of his predecessor, Sebastián Piñera, for maintaining the measure for six months, however, two months after taking office, decreed the “limited” State of Exception, which only affects the main routes.