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First Chilean police officer in court as protest flare anew

Santiago - A Chilean police officer appeared in court Friday in the first instance of prosecutors bringing charges over eye injuries blamed on security forces during Chile's months of unrest.

Chileans march against police repression of social unrest

Santiago - Hundreds of Chileans rallied Saturday night to protest what they call police repression during three months of the worst social unrest since democracy replaced the country's military dictatorship in 1990.

Chile's Pinera announces key pension fund reform after protests

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has announced plans to reform the country's pensions system, a key measure aimed at easing the South American country's three-month old social crisis.

Chile president launches health care reform project

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera launched on Sunday a reform project to create a "universal health plan" following months of protests against social inequality and his leadership.

Chile's economy contracts 3.3% in November after unrest

Santiago - Chile's economy contracted by 3.3 percent in November compared to 12 months earlier, due to the impact of the South American country's worst social unrest in decades, the central bank said on Thursday.Gross domestic product had already fallen by 3.

Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

Santiago - Thousands of protesters clashed with police Friday in Santiago in a fresh round of anti-government demonstrations that erupted more than two months ago in Chile.

Chile authorities say forest fires deliberate

Santiago - Chilean authorities said Thursday that forest fires in the tourist port city of Valparaiso, which left dozens of families homeless at Christmas, were started deliberately.

Families homeless at Christmas after forest fire in Chilean port

Valpara - Dozens of families found themselves homeless over Christmas after a forest fire in the Chilean tourist port city of Valparaiso burned through two hillside neighborhoods.

Chile president signs off on constitutional change referendum

Santiago - Chile President Sebastian Pinera enacted a law on Monday that will allow the South American country to hold a referendum on April 26 to change its military dictatorship era constitution.

Chile police officer charged with reckless injury

Santiago - Chilean prosecutors filed charges of reckless injury against a military policeman at a Santiago court as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 26.

Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile's streets

Santiago - More than a thousand women have taken the feminist anthem "A Rapist In Your Way" into the streets of Chile's capital Santiago, performing the rallying cry sung in cities across the globe.

Once picture-perfect, Valparaiso bears scars of Chile protests

Valpara - Torched and looted shops, smashed windows, boarded up storefronts -- months of social unrest still rattling Chile has taken its toll on one of the country's most colorful tourist attractions, the port city of Valparaiso.

Crashed Chile plane had emergency in 2016: Air Force

Punta Arenas - The Chilean Hercules C-130 plane that crashed on its way to Antarctica, killing all 38 people on board, suffered an emergency three years ago on the same route, the Air Force said Saturday.

Chile starts identifying remains of plane crash victims

Punta Arenas - Remains of people killed in a military plane crash that claimed 38 lives were flown Friday to a military base in Chile for identification.

Chile says no hope of survivors from missing plane

Punta Arenas - Chile confirmed Thursday that a military plane with 38 people aboard crashed in the sea, with no hope of finding survivors.

Chile extends search zone for missing plane

Punta Arenas - The Chilean government on Wednesday widened the search for an Air Force plane with 38 people aboard that went missing off the southern tip of South America.

Chile's protest 'front line' — heroes or vandals?

Santiago - Armed with clubs and shields, the "frontline" youth of Chile's two-month-long protest movement are seen as heroes by some -- and vandals by others.

Rescuers search for Chilean plane missing near Antarctica

Punta Arenas - Rescue planes and ships on Tuesday searched the open sea between the southern tip of South America and Antarctica for a Chilean Air Force plane that went missing with 38 people aboard.

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

Santiago - A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard has gone missing after taking off from the country's south for a base in Antarctica and is presumed to have crashed, authorities have said.

Protesters clash with police as Chile unrest enters 50th day

Santiago - Protesters clashed with police as thousands took to the streets of Chile's capital Friday for a demonstration that marked 50 days since the outbreak of the country's worst civil unrest in decades.
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