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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.

OAS rights commission calls on Chile to stop 'excessive force'

Washington - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Friday condemned Chile's use of "excessive force" in confronting protesters, and called on the government to immediately halt all repressive measures.

Thunberg urges climate action because 'people are dying'

Madrid - Teen activist Greta Thunberg on Friday urged world leaders gathered in Madrid for a UN climate conference to take urgent action to fight climate change, warning "we can't afford" more delays because "people are dying".

Activists to rally for mass climate march in Madrid

Madrid - Thousands of activists from around the globe will simultaneously hit the streets of Madrid and Santiago on Friday to demand urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit.

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.

Rapper Tijoux gives the beat to Chile's street revolt

Paris - Chilean singer Ana Tijoux says she is scared of cameras. Yet it is hard to think of anything as fearless as her latest hit "Cacerolazo", which has become an anthem of the street revolt in her homeland against its billionaire president Sebastian Pinera....

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.

'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.

Chile to vote on new constitution in response to protests

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

Chile to vote on new constitution in response to protests

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

Dozens blinded by police shots in Chile protests

Santiago - Running away as shots rang out, Carlos Vivanco turned to see where they were coming from. Then he felt his left eye closing and his face dripping with blood.

New clashes in Chile as peso drops to historic low

Santiago - Violent protests broke out in Chile's capital Santiago on Tuesday as the country's currency dropped to a historic low after weeks of mass street demonstrations that have left the South American country in crisis.

Chilean peso drops to historic low amid weeks-long crisis

Santiago - Chile's currency dropped more than three percent on Tuesday to a record low of 784 pesos to the dollar after weeks of mass street protests that have left the South American country in crisis.

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

Santiago - Chile has announced it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship -- a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks.

Anger at out-of-touch elite stoking Chile protests

Santiago - They send their children to the same schools, vacation in the same lakeside resorts, and marry into each others' families.

Protesters in Chile set fire to university, loot church

Santiago - Demonstrators in Chile set a university building ablaze and ransacked a church Friday at the close of an otherwise peaceful rally marking three weeks of unprecedented protests against social and economic inequality.
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The Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus thagus) lives along the coast of South America from Ecuador to south...
The Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus thagus) lives along the coast of South America from Ecuador to southern Chile. Since 2008, they are listed (IUCN Red List) as "Near threatened". Pelicans living in fishing coves become really tame and friendly.
Detail of the image of  Christ of the Agony . The wood-carved statue came from Spain in the XVI cent...
Detail of the image of "Christ of the Agony". The wood-carved statue came from Spain in the XVI century and has resisted almost intact several earthquakes that have damaged or destroyed the Parish.
The fish loss from the volcanic eruption in Chile in April 2015 was serious.
The fish loss from the volcanic eruption in Chile in April 2015 was serious.
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Venus Italica. Marble sculpture in the park of Francisco de Aguirre Avenue  La Serena  Chile.
Venus Italica. Marble sculpture in the park of Francisco de Aguirre Avenue, La Serena, Chile.
The successive waterfalls  gravel stream and rock arrangements symbolize the course of life.
The successive waterfalls, gravel stream and rock arrangements symbolize the course of life.
A view  of   El Tepual   Puerto Montt s International Airport. El Tepual is Chile s fourth busiest a...
A view of "El Tepual", Puerto Montt's International Airport. El Tepual is Chile's fourth busiest airport. Notice the forests and volcanoes in the background.
Large sign near the main entrance:  Eat healthy  five portions of fruits and vegetables each day  at...
Large sign near the main entrance: "Eat healthy, five portions of fruits and vegetables each day, at the best prices"
Juan Illanes  51  shakes hands with Andres Sougarret  chief of rescue operations  and becomes the th...
Juan Illanes, 51, shakes hands with Andres Sougarret, chief of rescue operations, and becomes the third miner to be freed from the San Jose mine where 33 miners have been trapped since August 5th, near Copiapo, Chile.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Representatives of indigenous people at a gathering of elders in Casablanca  Chile  in 2010 (Screen ...
Representatives of indigenous people at a gathering of elders in Casablanca, Chile, in 2010 (Screen Capture from video).
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Main nave of  La Matriz  Parish  Valparaiso  Chile. The original church was built in 1559; successiv...
Main nave of "La Matriz" Parish, Valparaiso, Chile. The original church was built in 1559; successive buildings were destroyed by earthquakes. The current structure dates from 1842.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The record-keeper.
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The record-keeper.
On the Argentine side  the mountains have moderate slopes with plenty of sedimentary material and lo...
On the Argentine side, the mountains have moderate slopes with plenty of sedimentary material and low vegetation, creating a beautiful contrast of colors.
The South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens)  also known as the Patagonian sea lion  inhabits the...
The South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens), also known as the Patagonian sea lion, inhabits the coasts of Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Argentina and Southern Brazil. They are not very popular with fishermen because they damage nets and steal fish. Those living as families at the Antofagasta fishing cove are very tame.
The fishing village has a small beach with colourful boats and a new seawall in front of the many re...
The fishing village has a small beach with colourful boats and a new seawall in front of the many restaurants.
Overview of the main campus of Universidad Federico Santa María en Valparaiso  Chile.
Overview of the main campus of Universidad Federico Santa María en Valparaiso, Chile.
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Mario Sepulveda  39  is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule ...
Mario Sepulveda, 39, is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule the night of October 13, 2010. An accident trapped 33 miners for over nine weeks in the mine located near Copiapo, Chile.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
An image from a TV camcorder of one of the trapped Chilean miners
An image from a TV camcorder of one of the trapped Chilean miners
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General Juan Gonzalez and staff discussing alternatives for access to the location of the air ambula...
General Juan Gonzalez and staff discussing alternatives for access to the location of the air ambulance found near Puerto Aguirre, Chile.
Chilean Air Force
Piure a.k.a. sea-squirts are tunicate shellfish that look like bags of blood inside a stone and tast...
Piure a.k.a. sea-squirts are tunicate shellfish that look like bags of blood inside a stone and taste...different...
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A section of the Antofagasta Fisheries Terminal looking towards the city.
A section of the Antofagasta Fisheries Terminal looking towards the city.

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