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Thursday, November 26, 2020



Explained: Why Chileans have voted in favour of rewriting their constitution

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.

People’s Constitution

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.

Opinion: A historic decision in Chile

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.

Chilean indigenous leader ends 107-day hunger strike after deal, says govt

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.

Don't sweat it: Chilean dogs sniff out coronavirus in early stages

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.

Coronavirus spreads fear through Latin America's unruly prisons

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.

Chilean Air Force says Antarctica-bound plane missing with 38 on board

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.

Chilean police attempt to drive their motorcycle over protester, video goes viral

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.

Explained: Why President Pinera faces impeachment for Chile's violent protests

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.

Chile police stopped rescue workers helping dying protester: Human rights watchdog

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.


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.