Héctor Llaitul, a spokesman for Coordinadora Arauco Malleco (CAM), has appealed to the Special Forces of GOPE, known as the "Comando Jungle," from La Araucanía, President Sebastian Piñer announced Saturday.
"It was obvious that he had come here, the last of the Camilo Catrillanca murder, of course, there are also high-level karabiners, so it's a direct result of what Jungle Command is about to do," he said for the Bío Bío radio in Los Angeles.
In this context, he assured that it was the measure that was expected, because "there is dissatisfaction not only with the Mapuche movement but with the general."
"The Jungle Command's appeal is a symptom of the failure of the right-wing government to deal with the historical conflict in the Mapuche of the Nation, especially when the special forces of the Carabinieri are declared to be in the conflict zones," he said.
He also said that it could not be accepted in a good way because "we understand that responsibility for repression or criminalization can not be supported only by Carabineros."
Mapuche's manager explained that there was a "political, legal, institutional order" that led this type of measure, which he called "garrote policies."
"It is clear that there is a huge amount and amount of funds to strengthen these safeguards, which determine the courts … finally, they are courts that carry out repression," he said.
With regard to the strengthening of special forces, he decided that "such a measure, in favor of foresters, will only increase the territorial dispute with Mapuchem resistance and the conflict will intensify."