Chileans in Paris

Outside the French Embassy in Santiago.

Outside the French Embassy in Santiago.

At least three Chileans were among those killed in the Paris attacks, including a musician, the niece and grandniece of the country’s ambassador to Mexico, Ricardo Núñez.  The ambassador told the Chilean press that the two women  had been in the Bataclan concert hall.

“They were taken hostage and we know they were murdered one by one in a cold and brutal way,” he said.

There are approximately 26,000 Chileans residing in France, many of whom arrived as political asylum seekers during the Pinochet dictatorship. In Santiago, a small crowd gathered outside the French Embassy to lay flowers and sing La Marseillaise.

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