Chile admitted human rights violations. Photo/PL.

Chile admitted human rights violations. Photo/PL.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile.- After 40 days of heavy police repression of protesters and more than 11,000 injured, the Chilean government admitted human rights violations and considered as necessary a reform of Carabineros.

Since the social revolt began last October, national human rights agencies and international personalities have denounced those violations, to which the government responded evasively that something like this was happening.

According to analysts, there was no alternative but to admit the obvious, after Human Rights Watch organization, invited by President Sebastian Pinera himself, issued a report on serious human rights violations.

But the tendency to minimize the seriousness of allegations of violence by state agents, especially Carabineros, remains present.