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Saturday, January 29, 2022



Chile rewrites its constitution, confronting climate change head-on

December 29, 2021 10:30 am

🔴 Chile prospered by exploiting its natural riches: copper and coal, salmon and avocados. But even as it became one of Latin America’s richest nations, frustrations mounted over inequality. Mineral-rich areas became known as “sacrifice zones” of environmental degradation.

Explained: Gabriel Boric, the former student leader who is set to be Chile's youngest president

December 21, 2021 8:28 am

🔴 Gabriel Boric won with 56% of the votes, while his opponent 55-year-old José Antonio Kast trailed with 44% of the votes.

Fast fashion: From environmental damage to poor wages, the dangers of this rising industry

December 20, 2021 12:19 pm

A 2019 UN report stated that the clothing industry is responsible for 20 per cent of water waste on a global level

Gabriel Boric, a former student activist, is elected Chile’s youngest president

December 20, 2021 5:01 pm

At 35, Boric will be the nation’s youngest leader and by far its most liberal since President Salvador Allende, who died by suicide during the 1973 military coup that ushered in a brutal 17-year dictatorship.

‘Time we can’t get back’: Stolen at birth, Chilean adoptees uncover their past

December 18, 2021 1:05 pm

Investigators looking into coercive adoptions in Chile since the first cases came to light in 2014 have come to a stunning conclusion: The practice was widespread during the rule of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who actively encouraged overseas adoptions to reduce poverty in the 1970s and 1980s.

Chile president signs law allowing same-sex marriage

December 10, 2021 9:08 am

🔴 The new law "will allow all children with a papa and mama, with two papas or with two mamas to have the same rights and the same protection," Chile President Piera said.

Chile legalizes same-sex marriage at fraught political moment

December 08, 2021 9:59 am

By overwhelming majorities in both chambers, lawmakers put the unions of same-sex couples on par with others, making Chile the 31st nation to allow same-sex marriage and taking a significant step toward consolidating it as the norm in Latin America.

In Chile's Atacama desert, stargazers search for alien life and 'dark energy'

November 02, 2021 12:31 pm

Leopoldo Infante, director of the Las Campanas observatory said the new giant telescope would be able to detect organic molecules in the atmosphere of distant planets.

'Flying Dragon' roamed the southern skies too, scientists say

September 15, 2021 2:45 pm

The discovery points to close ties and possible migration between the northern and southern hemispheres.

Chile authorizes Sinovac vaccine for kids of 6 and older

September 07, 2021 10:04 am

Chile has reported more than 1.6 million Covid-19 cases and more than 37,100 deaths.


Week in pictures: A look at most compelling photos from around the world

December 11, 2021 6:41 pm

From festival celebrations to protests, here are the best photos of this week.

Chile rocked by months of riots over inequalities

January 02, 2020 12:35 pm

Chile has been roiled by continuing and sometimes violent street protests since Oct. 18, when a student protest over a modest increase in subway fares turned into a much larger and broader movement with a long list of demands that largely focus on inequality.

Thousands march in Chile protest after two key summit cancellations

November 05, 2019 7:17 am

At least 20 people have died in the demonstrations and violence so far; prosecutors said on Wednesday that they were investigating a total 23 deaths believed to be linked to the protests.