Saturday, September 13, 2008
FARC Involved in Mapuche Movement?
The government confirmed communications between the Colombian rebel group FARC and Chile's indigenous Mapuche activists. Emails found in the captured laptop of Raul Reyes -- the No. 2 FARC leader killed in a raid inside Ecuador last March -- sought training for Chilean activists groups, including Mapuches. The links heighten fears that foreign groups are aiding Mapuche radicals. But Interior Undersecretary Felipe Harboe said there's nothing to indicate an active role by FARC in the indigenous movement.