October 30, 2020 11:06 am
Chileans also voted to elect an assembly of 155 members to draw up the new constitution. The body will not include any active lawmakers and will have a total of nine months, with the option of a one-time extension of three months, to finalise the new document.
October 28, 2020 12:59 am
For the first time, Chile is on the path to having a constitution that represents the will of its people.
October 27, 2020 5:59 pm
On Sunday, an overwhelming majority of Chileans voted to scrap the country's Pinochet-era constitution. However, this is only the first step in a long transformation process.
August 19, 2020 10:56 am
Celestino Cordova was jailed for 18 years in 2014 for his participation in a fatal arson attack on an elderly landowning couple. His hunger strike sparked protests and brought attention from international human rights groups.
August 01, 2020 10:44 am
Lieutenant Colonel Cristian Acevedo Yanez, director of the police specialty training school said that the canines could play a critical part as Chile seeks to gradually reopen its schools and shops and get people back to work.
April 28, 2020 9:24 am
The Puente Alto prison in downtown Santiago, Chile, had the largest of Latin America's largest prison virus outbreaks so far, with more than 300 reported cases.
December 10, 2019 9:48 am
A search was underway and a ship was in the area where the plane should have been when contact was lost.
November 30, 2019 6:32 pm
The whole of Chile has been on the streets since October 14, protesting against the government's failure to curb persisting inequalities and harsh working conditions.
November 22, 2019 9:07 pm
Chile protests explained: The scale and endurance of the protests have surprised the world — Chile was long regarded as a remarkable example of prosperity and political stability in generally turbulent Latin America.
November 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Security forces firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons made it impossible for rescue workers to properly treat the victim, Chile's publicly-funded National Institute for Human Rights said.
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.
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.
September 18, 2015 3:57 pm