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First Covid vaccine shot alone not protective: Chile study

Santiago - A study in Chile, which has one of the furthest-advanced vaccination campaigns in South America -- mainly with China's Coronavac, has found that a first dose alone does not protect against coronavirus infection.

Chile president enacts election postponement

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera enacted a law Tuesday to postpone by five weeks an election to choose a commission to rewrite the country's dictatorship-era constitution, amid a surge in coronavirus infections.

Chile, Bolivia, close borders, Peru locks down in Covid battle

Santiago - Chile closed all its borders for the month of April, Bolivia shuttered its frontier with Brazil and Peru went into Easter lockdown Thursday as South America moved to brake a quickening coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccine leader Chile wrestles with rising Covid infection rate

Santiago - Chile is a world leader in its coronavirus vaccination program and has already given at least one dose to almost a third of its population.

Targeted in protests, Chile removes general's statue

Santiago - The statue of a 19th-century Chilean general was temporarily removed from a Santiago square Friday after being repeatedly vandalized during protests.

Slow justice for women abused by Chile's dictatorship

Santiago - It has been almost 50 years but Beatriz Bataszew vividly remembers the abuse she suffered under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime.

Complex culture clash as Venezuelan migrants flood into Chile

Tarapac - Anyier sits at the side of the road gasping for breath as the beating sun and 3,700-meter (12,000-foot) altitude take their toll.

First cargo of medical oxygen arrives in Peru from Chile

- A first shipment of medical oxygen sent by Chile has arrived in Peru, which will help relieve a shortage for Covid-19 patients, President Francisco Sagasti said on Friday.

Pandemic has hit LatAm women's employment hard: report

Santiago - The coronavirus pandemic will set back the participation of Latin American women in the labor market by a decade, according to a United Nations report published on Wednesday.

Easter Island begins vaccinating residents against Covid-19

Santiago - Authorities on Easter Island began vaccinating residents against Covid-19 on Monday, distributing 120 doses on the first day.

Mourners demand justice as shot street artist buried in Chile

Santiago - Around 100 mourners demanded justice on Monday at the funeral of a street artist killed by Chilean police during a search.

Police shooting of street artist sparks violent protests in Chile

Hundreds protested and a public building was burned down in a southern Chilean town Friday in reaction to the fatal police shooting of a street artist.

Chilean faces French trial over Japanese girlfriend's murder

Besan - A French judge has ordered a trial for a Chilean man charged with murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend whose body has yet to be found in a case that gripped both France and Japan, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Chile court overturns murder verdict in ex-president Frei's death

Santiago - Appeals judges in Chile said Monday ex-president Eduardo Frei's death four decades ago was not murder, overruling a 15-year investigation which concluded he was poisoned in hospital by agents of dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Abortion becomes legal in Argentina as Chile starts a debate

Buenos Aires - Argentina on Thursday became one of just a handful of Latin American countries to allow elective abortion, as neighboring Chile initiated its own debate on decriminalizing a procedure denied to most women on the continent.

More than 3,300 apply to rewrite Chile's constitution

Santiago - More than 3,300 hopefuls have applied for selection to the commission that will rewrite Chile's dictatorship-era constitution, the top electoral body said Monday.

Chilean judge dismisses police case against feminist singers

Santiago - A Chilean court on Monday dismissed a case brought by the military police against a group of feminist singers over a performance of a song that has become a global anthem against sexual violence.

Chile Congress reserves indigenous seats in constitution commission

Santiago - Chile's indigenous community will have 17 seats reserved for it in the commission charged with rewriting the South American country's constitution following a vote in parliament.

Solar eclipse plunges southern Chile, Argentina into darkness

Pucon - Thousands of people turned their heads to the sky to watch a solar eclipse that lasted around two minutes on Monday as southern Chile and Argentina were plunged into darkness.

Chile police chief resigns after officers shoot adolescents

Santiago - Chile's police chief resigned Thursday after officers shot two minors in an incident that sparked outrage across a country already alarmed at heavy handed security force tactics during months of social protests.

Hundreds protest in Santiago against Chilean president

Santiago - Hundreds of people protested in Chile's capital Santiago on Wednesday to demand the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera over police repression of the country's social protests.

Chile elite say facing 'uncertain' future after vote

Santiago - In Santiago's well-heeled suburbs, Chile's elite say they are facing uncertainty after the rest of the country voted to ditch the dictatorship-era constitution that has served them well for decades. For some, it's a bitter pill to swallow.

Chileans begin work on roadmap to new constitution

Santiago - Chile pressed ahead with the task of creating a roadmap to a new constitution Tuesday as Congress debated rules for choosing the body tasked with drafting the new charter.

Chileans look to future after referendum result

Santiago - Chileans gleefully ripped up their Pinochet-era constitution in a weekend referendum, but the focus turned Monday to the next chapter, as the country begins the tricky task of forging its replacement.

Sniffing the winds of change in Chile referendum

Santiago - Dashing around downtown Santiago, taxi driver Jose Gallardo had never seen so many people out voting, and he felt he could sniff change in the southern spring air. "For Chile, it's now or never," he said.

Chileans vote overwhelmingly for new constitution

Santiago - Chileans voted overwhelmingly in a landmark referendum Sunday to replace their dictatorship-era constitution, long seen as underpinning the nation's glaring economic and social inequalities.

Referendum choice not black and white, Chileans say

Santiago - One hopes for a "legitimate" constitution, the other believes Chile's problems can be resolved without a new one -- two voters on opposite sides lay out their arguments ahead of Sunday's referendum, and say the choice facing the country is a tricky one...

Chile surpasses 500,000 Covid-19 cases on eve of referendum

Santiago - Chile's coronavirus case total has now surpassed half a million, authorities said Saturday, as the country prepares to go to the polls for a referendum on whether to replace the Pinochet-era constitution.

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.
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Tōrō Japanese stone lantern on a rock in front of the stone beach  or Suhama  facing the resting h...
Tōrō Japanese stone lantern on a rock in front of the stone beach, or Suhama, facing the resting house across the pond.
Memorial ceremony at the Regiment in Los Angeles honoring the 45 victims of the Antuco tragedy.(Scre...
Memorial ceremony at the Regiment in Los Angeles honoring the 45 victims of the Antuco tragedy.(Screen capture from YouTube video).
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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.
Some sections of the route are flat and wider  but the surrounding scenery is always breathtaking.
Some sections of the route are flat and wider, but the surrounding scenery is always breathtaking.
The exterior walls of many buildings collapsed from the power of the 8.8 earthquake.
The exterior walls of many buildings collapsed from the power of the 8.8 earthquake.
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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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A picture of the historic La Moneda building in Chile. National pride has led to protests against wh...
A picture of the historic La Moneda building in Chile. National pride has led to protests against what they see as a tearing down of their rich history and natural beauty.
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It appears no one was crushed when this ceiling fell onto a bed but the danger to people inside buil...
It appears no one was crushed when this ceiling fell onto a bed but the danger to people inside buildings during a major quake is clear.
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Aerial view of the northern city of Antofagasta  Chile.
Aerial view of the northern city of Antofagasta, Chile.
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Chilean President Sebastian Piñera (left) and Mining Minister Laurence Golborne shake hands after R...
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera (left) and Mining Minister Laurence Golborne shake hands after Roberto Rios, a tecnical expert arrives at the bottom of the hole where the 33 trapped miners wait for their exit at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 12, 2010.
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Expocan 2012. This fellow is not too happy about being behind bars.
Expocan 2012. This fellow is not too happy about being behind bars.
Stalls in the main floor of the market display their products occupying nearly the whole sidewalk.
Stalls in the main floor of the market display their products occupying nearly the whole sidewalk.
Shoreline of the Atacama Desert in the Antofagasta region. These beaches were locations inhabited by...
Shoreline of the Atacama Desert in the Antofagasta region. These beaches were locations inhabited by the aboriginals of the Chinchorro culture.
Black-neck swans and female mallard duck come out of the feeding station.
Black-neck swans and female mallard duck come out of the feeding station.
Restaurants and flower shops are in the second floor of the market.
Restaurants and flower shops are in the second floor of the market.
The Center for Marine Research of Quintay belongs to Andres Bello University and studies the local m...
The Center for Marine Research of Quintay belongs to Andres Bello University and studies the local marine environment and alternative species for aquaculture.
The picturesque fishing village of Quintay has only 722 residents  but several hundreds visit the pl...
The picturesque fishing village of Quintay has only 722 residents, but several hundreds visit the place mostly on weekends to see the Museum of Whaling and try the seafood restaurants.
Ivy vines climb buildings and stairways giving the campus an evergreen look.
Ivy vines climb buildings and stairways giving the campus an evergreen look.
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.

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