The Repression of Indigenous Chile.

Byline Times 21 August 2020.

On Friday 7 August 2020, mother and daughter Iris Rosales and Quiñilén y Rosa Quintana Rosales – members of the Mapuche indigenous community of Juan Pinoleo in Ercilla, southern Chile – were found hanged in their home. Within hours, the local coroner concluded that this was a case of death by suicide, a verdict heavily contested by the family and wider community.

The case has sinister similarities with that of Macarena Valdes from Los Rios, who in 2016 was found dead in identical circumstances.

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