President of Chile arrives in the region of La Araucanía | News

The Chilean president, Gabriel Boric, arrived this Thursday in the region of La Araucanía, in the south of the country, to make a visit in order to examine the insecurity situation after the Senate decided to extend the state of exception imposed since the past. Month of May.


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The president published that the Araucanía tour began “to strengthen interministerial work based on the priorities of our Government in the region, with the focus on people and their safety.”

According to the scheduled agenda, Boric will hold a series of meetings with authorities in the region, including Governor Luciano Rivas, and with victims of violence.

The head of state makes the visit, which will last until this Friday, together with the Segpres minister, Ana Lya Uriarte; the Minister of Public Works, Juan Carlos García and the Minister of the Interior, Carolina Tohá.

The president was received after arriving at around 6:00 (local time) by the presidential delegate, José Montalva; the head of the Investigative Police, Consuelo Peña and the area chief in La Araucanía, Rubén Castillo.

Meanwhile, several incidents of violence have been reported in rejection of the presidential visit, such as cuts on Route 5 South, as well as the burning of a rural school in the Curacautín commune.

The Senate decided to extend the state of emergency in the South Macrozone for another 15 days based on a government proposal, with which the militarization of the region is implemented in the face of increased insecurity.