A controversial video showing Chilean military trainees who train with xenophobic songs appeared on websites of Argentina, whose Foreign Ministry expressed its surprise and contempt last night.
The alleged police in the province of Mendoza (Argentina) sang: “Chilenito, Chilean, beware, beware, that on a dark night, I will come to your house and cut your throat and drink your blood,” during a training march in August, 2012.
For its part, Chile identified the 27 cadets of the Naval Academy who sang these songs of violence against Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, which were reported in an online video, subsequently it announced sanctions, after the governments involved showed their rejection.
Chile’s government said this Friday that it was confident that the Argentinean cadets will be punished if the new video that was released last Thursday is verified. The recording revealed 27 Chilean officers training on the streets of the coastal city of Viña del Mar where they sang songs that said “kill Argentines, Bolivians will be shot, Peruvians will I kill.” Chile called the incident “shameful” and ordered an investigation to identify and punish those responsible. The government of Argentina stated last Tuesday their “discomfort” for the events in a note sent to the Chilean Embassy in that country.
Yesterday, the Chilean Foreign Ministry, made a statement were they reiterated their “rejection” and “agreed with the annoyance and surprise that caused these tragic events.”