carabinero

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carabinero

(ˌkærəbɪˈnɛərəʊ)
n, pl -ros
1. a Chilean police officer
2. a member of the Spanish Civil Guard
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An unfolding corruption scandal involving the Carabineros, Chile's uniformed police force, threatens to exacerbate what pundits say is a confidence-in-leadership crisis in the South American country, which will hold presidential and parliamentary elections later this year.
So-named for the involvement of ethnic Mapuches, Chile's largest indigenous group, the conflict also involves non-Mapuche farmers and rural business magnates, as well as heavily armed carabineros [uniformed police], which maintain a constant presence in and around certain 'hotspot' communities in the Biobio and Araucania regions.