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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chilean lawmakers late on Tuesday, December 15th, approved a bill to reserve 17 of 155 seats for representatives of indigenous communities in its upcoming constitutional convention, a measure lauded as “historic” by the government of center-right President Sebastian Piñera.

Chileans in October voted overwhelmingly in favor of rewriting the country's dictatorship-era Constitution, seeking to enshrine greater equality in healthcare, pensions and education. The vote was a central demand of mass protests . . .

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