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La Jornada, Nov. 14, 2016

As U.S. president-elect Donald Trump begins to reveal if and how he will follow through on his campaign promises, Mexico is keeping a close eye on his immigration plans.

In an interview with CBS "60 Minutes" program on Sunday night, Trump indicated that his pledge to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico will include "fencing," and he would quickly move to deport any illegal immigrants with a criminal record. He added that other undocumented immigrants included "terrific people," apparently reserving a decision on whether they too would be deported.

Monday's edition of the Mexican paper, La Jornada, featured a front-page headline: "Trump: I will deport 3 million undocumented workers," accompanied with a photograph of protestors in New York holding signs reading: "We Are all Immigrants."

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Jehovah's Witnesses Translate The Bible In Indigenous Language — Is This Colonialism?

The Jehovah's Witnesses in Chile have launched a Bible version translated into the native Mapudungun language, evidently indifferent to the concerns of a nation striving to save its identity from the Western cultural juggernaut.

A Mapuche family awaits for Chilean President Gabriel Boric to arrive at the traditional Te Deum in the Cathedral of Santiago, on Chile's Independence Day.

Claudia Andrade

NEUQUÉN — The Bible can now be read in Mapuzugun, the language of the Mapuche, an ancestral nation living across Chile and Argentina. It took the Chilean branch of the Jehovah's Witnesses, a latter-day Protestant church often associated with door-to-door proselytizing and cold calling, three years to translate it into "21st-century Mapuzugun".

The church's Mapuche members in Chile welcomed the book when it was launched in Santiago last June, but some of their brethren see it rather as a cultural imposition. The Mapuche were historically a fighting nation, and fiercely resisted both the Spanish conquerors and subsequent waves of European settlers. They are still fighting for land rights in Chile.

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