Chile court acquits 11 Mapuches in arson killings

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2013 file photo, a firefighter, left, works to extinguish the flames of the home of Werner Luchsinger and his wife, Vivian MacKay, who died defending their property, in Vilcun, on the outskirts of Temuco, Chile. A Chilean court on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, acquitted 11 Mapuches in the arson killing of the elderly couple, saying there was insufficient evidence that they attacked the pair’s home on land the indigenous group claims as ancestral territory. (Hector Andrade/Agenciauno, File)


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