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Chile: Government proposes amendments to anti-terrorist legislation

On 3 July, President Michelle Bachelet submitted an amendment to Chilean anti-terrorist legislation to the Senate. The amendment would exclude attacks against property from the list of terrorist offences. Acts affecting life, physical integrity, liberty and public health would still remain in the list of such offenses. In recent years, the existing 1984 legislation has been used to try members of the Mapuche indigenous population for attacks against property.