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How a dictatorship-era constitution endured in Chile

Santiago - Replacing Chile's dictatorship-era constitution was a pressing demand from the streets during months of social protests in Chile in 2019.

Mapuche people divided over benefits of Chile referendum

Santiago - As millions of Chileans have rallied over the last year against the government and for greater equality, the flag of the Mapuche indigenous people has often fluttered overhead.

Chileans set to call time on Pinochet-era constitution

Santiago - A year after the start of a mass wave of social unrest, Chileans vote Sunday in a referendum to change a dictatorship-era constitution seen as the bedrock of the nation's glaring inequalities.

Chileans set to call time on Pinochet-era constitution

Santiago - A year after the start of months of social unrest, Chileans vote Sunday in a referendum to change a dictatorship-era constitution seen as the bedrock of the nation's glaring inequalities.

Chile celebrates successful breeding of endangered frog

Santiago - A critically endangered species of frog seems to have a bright future after conservationists in Chile launched a rescue campaign that has produced 200 offspring.

Chile police arrest 600 after protests as referendum looms

Santiago - Police arrested nearly 600 people after demonstrations to mark the anniversary of Chile's social protests turned violent as rioters torched two Catholic churches, the government said Monday.

Churches burned as thousands mark Chile protest movement anniversary

Santiago - Two churches were torched as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered Sunday in a central Santiago square to mark the anniversary of a protest movement that broke out last year demanding greater equality in Chile.

Thousands take to Chile streets to mark protest movement anniversary

Santiago - Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered Sunday in a central Santiago square to mark the anniversary of a protest movement that broke out last year demanding greater equality in Chile.

Chile's wounded look to referendum a year on from start of protests

Santiago - Nothing will restore their sight, but a year after the start of Chile's tumultuous social protests and as the country prepares for a landmark referendum, several protesters who suffered eye injuries believe their loss will not be in vain.

Chile president condemns police violence against protesters

Santiago - Chile's conservative President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday condemned police violence against protesters in Santiago after an officer threw a young demonstrator from a bridge.

Antarctic Peninsula at warmest in decades: study

Santiago - The year 2020 is the hottest in the Antarctic Peninsula in the past three decades, a study by the University of Santiago de Chile out Friday found.Between January and August, temperatures reached between 2 and 3 degrees Celsius (35.6 and 37.

Millions in Chile capital emerge from lockdown

Santiago - Chile on Monday lifted strict coronavirus lockdown measures for millions of people in the capital Santiago, a month ahead of a key referendum to amend the dictatorship-era constitution.

Chile court shuts gold mine over environmental fears

Santiago - Chile's environmental court confirmed Thursday a final order to close Canadian company Barrick Gold's huge Pascua Lama mining project, on hold since 2013 over environmental concerns.

Police say 100 arrested as clashes mark Chile coup anniversary

Santiago - Chilean police said Saturday that more than 100 people were arrested after clashes marking the 47th anniversary of the coup d'etat that overthrew the leftist government of Salvador Allende.

Chile scraps law that discriminated against divorced women

Santiago - Chile's parliament has abolished a long-standing law that discriminated against divorced women, who unlike men, were forced to wait nine months for the right to remarry.

Chile unemployment hits new record of 13%

Santiago - Unemployment in Chile has reached a new record high of 13.1 percent, the national statistics institute said Friday.Unemployment rose by 5.6 percentage points in the rolling May-July quarter compared to the same period in 2019.

Chile begins campaign on amending Pinochet-era constitution

Santiago - Braving the pandemic, Chileans begin campaigning Wednesday for a referendum on amending their dictatorship-era constitution -- for many a symbol of entrenched social and economic inequality.

Soup kitchens are back, as crises bite hard in Chile

Santiago - Long months of a pandemic lockdown and economic crisis have revived a scourge that Chileans thought they had beaten forever: hunger.

A decade on, hero Chilean miners are bitter and divided

Copiap - A decade ago, 33 Chilean miners became a symbol of hope and solidarity after surviving for more than two months trapped deep underground in the Atacama desert.

Chile hospitals ensure patients do not die alone despite pandemic

Santiago - All over the world, people are dying alone as relatives are barred from visiting them in hospital for fear of catching and spreading the coronavirus. But not in Chile.
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