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Chilean man accused in Japanese student murder appeals French extradition

Santiago - A Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in a French city in 2016 has appealed a court decision to extradite him to face trial in France, his lawyer said.

UN predicts 'deep recession' in LatAm due to virus

Santiago - Latin America is heading into "a deep recession" in 2020, with an expected drop in the region's GDP of 1.8 to 4.0 percent due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UN economic commission for the region said Friday.

UN predicts 'deep recession' in LatAm due to virus

Santiago - Latin America is heading into "a deep recession" in 2020, with an expected drop in the region's GDP of 1.8 to 4.0 percent due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UN economic commission for the region said Friday.

Easter Island inhabitants turn to tradition to tackle virus troubles

Hanga Roa - Inhabitants of Easter Island are leaning on a traditional form of ancestral discipline to overcome a coronavirus-imposed lockdown that threatens the Pacific island's vital tourism sector, and consequently their livelihoods.

Chile agrees extradition to France of accused in Japanese student murder

Santiago - Santiago's Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hand over a 29-year-old Chilean man to face trial in France for the murder of a Japanese student.

Chile agrees extradition to France of accused in Japanese student murder: court

Santiago - The Supreme Court in Santiago on Thursday agreed to hand over to France a Chilean man accused of killing a Japanese student.

Stranded cruise ship passengers hold hopes of reaching land

Santiago - More than 1,800 people stuck onboard a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of South America, with 42 complaining of flu-like symptoms, are desperately hoping to be allowed to dock -- somewhere.

85 million at risk from LatAm school food program closures: FAO

Santiago - As many as 85 million children in school feeding programs across Latin America are at risk after many countries in the region shut schools over the coronavirus pandemic, the UN Food Agency warned Tuesday.

Latam airline cuts operations by 70% over pandemic

Santiago - Chilean-Brazilian airline Latam, the biggest in Latin America, announced on Monday a 70 percent reduction in its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chile quarantines 1,300 aboard two cruise ships

Santiago - Chile has quarantined more than 1,300 people aboard two cruise ships after an elderly Briton aboard one of them tested positive for the coronavirus, the health ministry announced Saturday.Both ships are cruising the Chilean fjords in Patagonia.

Violence as Chile marks Pinera's two years in power

Santiago - Students clashed with riot police in Chile's capital Santiago during protests that marked the second anniversary of conservative President Sebastian Pinera taking office on Wednesday.

Clashes as thousands protest violence against women in Chile

Santiago - Clashes broke out between police and protesters Sunday as hundreds of thousands of women marched in Santiago to demand an end to violence against women.

Virus fears, violence hit International Women's Day rallies

Santiago - Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the globe to mark International Women's Day on Sunday, despite many events in Asia being cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak and attacks on women at some events in Europe and Asia.

Violence flares again as Chile braces for new protests

Santiago - Chile's capital experienced its worst night of anti-government violence in weeks after stone-throwing protesters clashed with police in running battles across the city, forcing public transport to shut down.

Chile capital rocked by violent anti-government rallies

Santiago - Chile's capital has been rocked by its worst anti-government violence in weeks after stone-throwing protesters clashed with police in running battles across the city.

Protest-hit Chile mulls rewriting Pinochet's constitution

Santiago - Campaigning for next month's referendum on changing Chile's dictatorship-era constitution began on Wednesday, more than four months after an outbreak of unrest that triggered the ballot.

Chile music festival riot fuels fear of wider return to violence

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Monday condemned rioting that disrupted the opening of Latin America's biggest music festival amid fears of a broader return to violence next month in the troubled South American country.

Protests in Chile hit LatAm's biggest music festival

Santiago - Thousands of protesters armed with stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails clashed with police Sunday as Latin America's biggest music festival opened, in the latest spurt of a four-month old wave of grassroots anger over economic inequality and other gri...

Chile's Vina del Mar music festival goes ahead despite tensions

Vi - Protest-hit Chile takes a tentative step back to normality on Sunday when Latin America's biggest music festival gets underway at Vina del Mar amid heightened security.

Bolivia's Morales says he wants to go home, run for Senate

Santiago - Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales said in an interview published Sunday that he wants to return home and run for senator in May elections.
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