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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.

Chile's Congress definitively approves pension reform law

Santiago - Chile's Congress on Thursday approved a law allowing citizens to withdraw up to 10 percent of their pension funds to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus, delivering a political blow to President Sebastian Pinera, who opposed the measure.

Chile's Senate approves pension reform law

Santiago - Chile's Senate on Wednesday approved a measure allowing citizens to withdraw up to 10 percent of their pension funds to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

France charges Chilean with murder of Japanese ex-girlfriend

Paris - Chilean Nicolas Zepeda was charged with murder shortly after his extradition to France over the 2016 disappearance of his Japanese ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said on Friday.

Chile crosses 10,000 virus deaths as president announces aid package

Santiago - Chile recorded 10,159 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, as President Sebastian Pinera announced a $1.5 billion aid package to help the middle class, which has been battered by the economic crisis.

Coronavirus turns Chile's middle classes into new poor

Santiago - During more than three decades of boom in Chile, the middle classes reaped the rewards, but just three months of the coronavirus pandemic has already reduced many to poverty.

Chile reports more than 7,000 virus deaths under new counting method

Santiago - Chile nearly doubled its coronavirus death toll Saturday to more than 7,000 under a new tallying method that includes probable fatalities from COVID-19.

LATAM announces suspension of Argentine subsidiary operations

Santiago - Latin America's largest airline announced on Wednesday that it is indefinitely ceasing operations at its Argentine subsidiary due to the financial hardship provoked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chile to add 'probable' coronavirus deaths to official toll

Santiago - Chile's new health minister announced Sunday that the country's official death toll will include suspected cases, which could double the current figure.

Chile's health minister resigns as pandemic hits hard

Santiago - Chile's health minister resigned Saturday amid controversy over the country's official coronavirus death toll, as the pandemic hits the nation hard despite quarantine measures in the capital for more than a month.

Chile registers new daily record of COVID-19 deaths, cases

Santiago - Chile registered its worst daily figures for covonavirus fatalities on Friday, with 222 deaths and more than 6,700 new infections in the previous 24-hours, authorities said.
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Marble sculpture in the park of  Francisco de Aguirre Avenue  La Serena  Chile.
Marble sculpture in the park of Francisco de Aguirre Avenue, La Serena, Chile.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Old copper vats used in wine-making during the 1...
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Old copper vats used in wine-making during the 19th Century.
Several gardens and shaded areas provide quiet places for study or rest.
Several gardens and shaded areas provide quiet places for study or rest.
Note the crack at the very top of the building that seems to indicate severe structural damage in wh...
Note the crack at the very top of the building that seems to indicate severe structural damage in what appears to be a very fine heritage building.
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Volcano Copahue. Chile and Argentina issued red alert for eruptive activity of this active Andean vo...
Volcano Copahue. Chile and Argentina issued red alert for eruptive activity of this active Andean volcano in the south of Chile.
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Firefighters battle wildfires in the Araunanía Region of Chile.(Screengrab from EMOL).
Firefighters battle wildfires in the Araunanía Region of Chile.(Screengrab from EMOL).
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A ring of telescopes at ESO s La Silla Observatory. La Silla is located in the southern part of the ...
A ring of telescopes at ESO's La Silla Observatory. La Silla is located in the southern part of the Atacama desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile,
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The Headquarter of the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Navy. Until 1973 the beautiful building use...
The Headquarter of the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Navy. Until 1973 the beautiful building used to be the Valparaiso Provincial Government House. It was confiscated by the Navy at the time of the military coup.
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Since the front of the campus is on a steep hill  there are many stone stairways for access from the...
Since the front of the campus is on a steep hill, there are many stone stairways for access from the main road below.
Fishing boats at a small cove next to Port Famine.
Fishing boats at a small cove next to Port Famine.
Manuel Gonzalez  a rescue specialist from Codelco  will be the first rescuer lowered by the Phoenix ...
Manuel Gonzalez, a rescue specialist from Codelco, will be the first rescuer lowered by the Phoenix 2 rescue capsule into the hole that will save the 33 trapped miners at San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Section of the road in the Chilean side of the route Los Andes - Mendoza. Some snow remains in the s...
Section of the road in the Chilean side of the route Los Andes - Mendoza. Some snow remains in the slopes through the summer.
Expocan 2012. The grooming session is almost finished.
Expocan 2012. The grooming session is almost finished.
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The sixth miner to emerge from the San Jose mine was Osman Araya  29  after having been trapped for ...
The sixth miner to emerge from the San Jose mine was Osman Araya, 29, after having been trapped for 69 days after the collapse of a tunnel on August 5. The rescue operations began bringing miners to the surface on October 13, 2010 near Copiapo, Chile.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Everybody had a good time either showing and describing the virtues of their products or tasting and...
Everybody had a good time either showing and describing the virtues of their products or tasting and purchasing a huge range of beers.
Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Resting house  arbor and stone pagoda.
Resting house, arbor and stone pagoda.
Impressive views of the Lake from “Carretera Austral” (the “Southern Highway”)  which is a g...
Impressive views of the Lake from “Carretera Austral” (the “Southern Highway”), which is a gravel road running along the region.

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