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Floating debris found in search for missing Chilean plane

Punta Arenas - Rescuers hunting for a Chilean air force plane that went missing as it headed for Antarctica with 38 people aboard have recovered floating debris and personal items that may be from the C-130, Chile's military and Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said W...

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.

Chile anthem against sexual violence goes viral

Santiago - From quiet beginnings just a few weeks ago, "The Rapist is You!" -- the creation of four performance artists from a Chilean feminist group -- has turned into a mighty global roar against sexual violence.

Chile unveils $5.5 bn stimulus plan as economy shrinks

Santiago - Chile launched a massive $5.5 billion stimulus package on Monday after data showed its economy contracted 3.4 percent in October -- the largest year-on-year drop in a decade -- amid widespread social unrest.

Chile govt meets with unions in bid to end crisis

Santiago - Chile's government met for the first time with organized labor on Thursday, aiming to find a way out of the social unrest that has rocked the country for more than a month.

Chile simmers after another night of unrest

Santiago - Looters sacked a hotel and several supermarkets in Chile in another night of unrest as tensions flared in the crisis-hit South American country.

'Serious' rights violations during Chile protests: Human Rights Watch

Santiago - Chile's national police committed "serious human rights violations" as weeks of violent demonstrations across the South American country claimed 25 lives, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday in a report calling for reform of the force.

23 dead as violent unrest in Chile enters fifth week

Santiago - The death toll from violent unrest in Chile rose to 23 on Friday as the country entered its fifth week of social unrest.

Chile's president says police may have violated protocols

Santiago - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Thursday that police may have broken protocols in responding to a month of protests, and prosecutors will investigate whether they violated human rights.

Police facing charges of violating childrens' rights during Chile protests

Santiago - Chile's child protection agency announced Wednesday it had received 327 complaints against security forces for violating the rights of children and adolescents during a month of social unrest.

Chile police suspend use of birdshot against protesters

Santiago - Chile's police said Tuesday they had suspended the use of birdshot during street protests amid an outcry over eye injuries suffered by more than 200 demonstrators.

Protesters mark a month that shook Chile

Santiago - Stone-throwing Chilean demonstrators on Monday marked a month of furious, near daily street demonstrations that have roiled the country and signalled an overhaul of the country's social and economic model.Chanting "Chile has woken up!

Chile's president condemns police violence after four weeks of unrest

Santiago - President Sebastian Pinera condemned on Sunday for the first time what he called abuses committed by police in dealing with four weeks of violent unrest that have rocked Chile."There was excessive use of force.

Chile's president condemns police violence after four weeks of unrest

Santiago - President Sebastian Pinera condemned on Sunday for the first time what he called abuses committed by police in dealing with four weeks of violent unrest that have rocked Chile."There was excessive use of force.

Chile: nearly a month of protests

Santiago - Protests against social inequality have rocked Chile for nearly a month, in an explosion of violence that has claimed more than 20 lives.Here is a recap of key developments in the country's worst crisis since its return to democracy in 1990.

Chileans to vote on new constitution in response to protests

Santiago - Chile said Friday it will hold a referendum to replace the country's dictatorship-era constitution -- a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of violent civil unrest.
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