Mapuche Indians Land Dispute

NPR's Martin Kaste reports on the growing political clout of Chile's native Mapuche Indians. Although timber companies hold the title to much of the country's valuable forest land, the Mapuche claim it belongs to them. They've occupied and set fire to some of the land. The timber companies remain unsympathetic, but other parts of Chilean society are beginning to consider the Mapuche's views.



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