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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.

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.

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.

Fourth death as protests grow in Chile

Santiago - A man died of carbon monoxide poisoning after a supermarket was torched in Chile's capital Friday, and another succumbed to injuries sustained in clashes with police, bringing the death toll in a new wave of unrest to four.

First Chilean police officer in court as protest flare anew

Santiago - A Chilean police officer appeared in court Friday in the first instance of prosecutors bringing charges over eye injuries blamed on security forces during Chile's months of unrest.

Chileans march against police repression of social unrest

Santiago - Hundreds of Chileans rallied Saturday night to protest what they call police repression during three months of the worst social unrest since democracy replaced the country's military dictatorship in 1990.

Chile's Pinera announces key pension fund reform after protests

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has announced plans to reform the country's pensions system, a key measure aimed at easing the South American country's three-month old social crisis.

Chile president launches health care reform project

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera launched on Sunday a reform project to create a "universal health plan" following months of protests against social inequality and his leadership.

Chile's economy contracts 3.3% in November after unrest

Santiago - Chile's economy contracted by 3.3 percent in November compared to 12 months earlier, due to the impact of the South American country's worst social unrest in decades, the central bank said on Thursday.Gross domestic product had already fallen by 3.

Chile authorities say forest fires deliberate

Santiago - Chilean authorities said Thursday that forest fires in the tourist port city of Valparaiso, which left dozens of families homeless at Christmas, were started deliberately.

Families homeless at Christmas after forest fire in Chilean port

Valpara - Dozens of families found themselves homeless over Christmas after a forest fire in the Chilean tourist port city of Valparaiso burned through two hillside neighborhoods.

Chile president signs off on constitutional change referendum

Santiago - Chile President Sebastian Pinera enacted a law on Monday that will allow the South American country to hold a referendum on April 26 to change its military dictatorship era constitution.

Chile police officer charged with reckless injury

Santiago - Chilean prosecutors filed charges of reckless injury against a military policeman at a Santiago court as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 26.

Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile's streets

Santiago - More than a thousand women have taken the feminist anthem "A Rapist In Your Way" into the streets of Chile's capital Santiago, performing the rallying cry sung in cities across the globe.

Once picture-perfect, Valparaiso bears scars of Chile protests

Valpara - Torched and looted shops, smashed windows, boarded up storefronts -- months of social unrest still rattling Chile has taken its toll on one of the country's most colorful tourist attractions, the port city of Valparaiso.

Crashed Chile plane had emergency in 2016: Air Force

Punta Arenas - The Chilean Hercules C-130 plane that crashed on its way to Antarctica, killing all 38 people on board, suffered an emergency three years ago on the same route, the Air Force said Saturday.

Chile starts identifying remains of plane crash victims

Punta Arenas - Remains of people killed in a military plane crash that claimed 38 lives were flown Friday to a military base in Chile for identification.

Chile police response to protests 'repressive': UN

Geneva - Chilean police responded to recent mass protests in a "fundamentally repressive manner," resulting in serious abuses including unlawful killings and torture, UN investigators said Friday.
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Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue  Playa Ancha neighbourhood  Valparaíso  Chile.
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue, Playa Ancha neighbourhood, Valparaíso, Chile.
Chilean students protesting last year.
Chilean students protesting last year.
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 In this house we re tigers   the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver  Canada.
"In this house we're tigers", the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver, Canada.
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The hills surrounding the Bay of Valparaíso are now populated to the very top  and beyond.
The hills surrounding the Bay of Valparaíso are now populated to the very top, and beyond.
The distance between Santiago and Mendoza is 179 km (as the crow flies)  but extends for 364 kilomet...
The distance between Santiago and Mendoza is 179 km (as the crow flies), but extends for 364 kilometers including local roads and the winding road through the mountain passes.
A team of Chinchineros during a national folk celebration in Chile
A team of Chinchineros during a national folk celebration in Chile
Cardonal Farmers Market of Valparaiso  Chile. This place is high in the list of  things to do and se...
Cardonal Farmers Market of Valparaiso, Chile. This place is high in the list of "things to do and see" while visiting this city.
Crossing the Andes Mountains from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza  Argentina.
Crossing the Andes Mountains from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza, Argentina.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors have free access to the whole ship including decks and th...
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors have free access to the whole ship including decks and the various officer and crew quarters.
The road on the Chilean side rises in a relatively short stretch with many bends and steep slopes.
The road on the Chilean side rises in a relatively short stretch with many bends and steep slopes.
Bartenders dispense beer to patrons of Der Münchner Restaurant at Oktoberfest  Malloco.
Bartenders dispense beer to patrons of Der Münchner Restaurant at Oktoberfest, Malloco.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Labourers.
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Labourers.
Zillertal Orchestra plays joyful German tunes to entertain diners at Der Münchner Restaurant  Mallo...
Zillertal Orchestra plays joyful German tunes to entertain diners at Der Münchner Restaurant, Malloco.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon.  Caleta Abarca  Beach seen from the Sheraton Miramar Hotel in ...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. "Caleta Abarca" Beach seen from the Sheraton Miramar Hotel in Viña del Mar.
Father John O Reilly  influential member of the congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in Chile.
Father John O'Reilly, influential member of the congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in Chile.
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A variety of fresh fish  including salmon  southern hake and conger eel are available at the market ...
A variety of fresh fish, including salmon, southern hake and conger eel are available at the market in Angelmó.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The supervisor monitors the operation of the mac...
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The supervisor monitors the operation of the machinery.
Carlos Barrios  24  is the thirteenth trapped miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine near Copiap...
Carlos Barrios, 24, is the thirteenth trapped miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
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View of the Pan-American Highway (Route CH-5) which runs for about 1000 km along the Atacama Desert ...
View of the Pan-American Highway (Route CH-5) which runs for about 1000 km along the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The terrain in this region has been compared to that on Mars.

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