The Army has installed especial units close to the border with Bolivia, at the locality of Cariquima, in Tarapacá Region. With the purpose of reinforce the zone after robberies and violence acts.
The idea is the exertion of sovereignity on these conflictive areas, and regarding to the initiative, the defense minister, José Antonio Gómez, rejected the idea the measure has been taken due to the contingency, in relation to the diplomatic tension with the altiplanic nation.
This new unit adds up to the First Division of the Army, which is operating in Antofagasta, and has been replicated at the very south of the country, since 2015.
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