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Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

January 16, 2018 11:59 pm
Pope Francis says in ‘pain and shame’ over church sex scandal in Chile

Pope Francis gives an open-air mass at O’Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, January 16, 2018. (AFP photo) Pope Francis has finally said he deeply regrets Chilean priests’ involvement in a series of sex crimes against children. Upon the start of his visit to Santiago, the capital of Chile, on Tuesday, […]

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Probe finds Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda didn’t die of cancer

October 21, 2017 8:29 am
Probe finds Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda didn’t die of cancer

This file photo taken on October 12, 1971 in Stockholm shows the Chilean Pablo Neruda after receiving the Nobel Laureate Prize. (By AFP) International experts announced Friday that Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer, but could not conclusively determine if he was assassinated by late dictator […]

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Probe finds Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda didn’t die of cancer

8:29 am
Probe finds Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda didn’t die of cancer

This file photo taken on October 12, 1971 in Stockholm shows the Chilean Pablo Neruda after receiving the Nobel Laureate Prize. (By AFP) International experts announced Friday that Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer, but could not conclusively determine if he was assassinated by late dictator […]

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Chilean police, students clash amid rally for free education

June 22, 2017 3:10 pm
Chilean police, students clash amid rally for free education

Chilean police have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of students demonstrating for free education in the Latin American country. Some 5,000 students took to the streets of Chile’s capital, Santiago, on Wednesday to protest the high costs of university education that have left many with crippling […]

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Chile police, protesters clash in rally against Transpacific Partnership

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Chile police, protesters clash in rally against Transpacific Partnership

An activist chants slogans as she confronts police during a protest against the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and the Pacific Alliance Ministers’ Summit in Vina del Mar, Chile, March 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Police in Chile have fired water cannons to disperse protesters demonstrating against the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) in […]

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6,000 evacuated as forest fire sweeps through central Chile

March 13, 2017 10:30 pm
6,000 evacuated as forest fire sweeps through central Chile

A helicopter makes a water drop to prevent a wildfire from spreading to homes in Vina del Mar, Chile, on March 12, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Around 6,000 people have been forced from their homes in Chile as firefighters struggle to contain a massive blaze sweeping through forests in central […]

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Violence erupts between police, striking miners in Chile

March 2, 2017 7:30 pm
Violence erupts between police, striking miners in Chile

Police in Chile have used teargas and water cannons to disperse striking, stone-throwing workers at the world’s biggest copper mine in the northern part of the country. Clashes erupted at the Escondida copper mine on Wednesday as protesters started throwing stones and tried to block a highway, which briefly caused […]

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Hundreds of thousands of homes without water after floods in Chile

February 28, 2017 11:30 am
Hundreds of thousands of homes without water after floods in Chile

Two girls refresh themselves while residents gather water from a fire hydrant at a neighbourhood in Santiago, Chile. Photo / AP Hundreds of thousands of homes in communities around the Chilean capital remain without water as authorities struggle to restore service following floods caused by Andean rainfall. There are three […]

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Russia, Brazil rush planes to fight raging Chile fires

January 31, 2017 2:30 pm
Russia, Brazil rush planes to fight raging Chile fires

Firefighting airplanes from Russia and Brazil have arrived in Chile to help combat the country’s raging wildfires which have so far displaced thousands of people and reduced vast stretches of forests to ashes. Arriving in the Chilean capital of Santiago on Monday, the planes included an Ilyushin Il-76 for the […]

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Fires engulf city in Chile, burn 100 homes

January 3, 2017 2:00 pm
Fires engulf city in Chile, burn 100 homes

Smoke billows from the forest around Valparaiso, in Chile, on January 02, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A massive wildfire has erupted on the outskirts of the hilly Chilean port city of Valparaiso, leaving at least 100 homes gutted and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. The blaze which broke out […]

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Chilean police clash with Mapuche protesters

December 27, 2016 6:30 pm
Chilean police clash with Mapuche protesters

Chilean riot police have clashed with hundreds of Mapuche protesters and activists in the capital Santiago, demanding the immediate release of their spiritual leader. The clashes erupted on Monday when Mapuche activists and their supporters filled the streets to protest the detention of their spiritual leader Francisca Linconao. Linconao has been behind bars for […]

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7.7-magnitude quake jolts southern Chile, tsunami warning lifted

December 25, 2016 10:30 pm
7.7-magnitude quake jolts southern Chile, tsunami warning lifted

People walk to higher ground during an earthquake and tsunami drill in Valparaiso, west of Santiago, Chile, November 3, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A powerful earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale has struck southern Chile, with authorities to first issue a tsunami warning before lifting it hours later. The Christmas Day […]

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Chile activists protest religious service to pardon Pinochet-era convicts

December 24, 2016 7:30 pm
Chile activists protest religious service to pardon Pinochet-era convicts

Activists and relatives of executed Chilean political prisoners during the rule of late dictator Augusto Pinochet have chained themselves inside a Santiago cathedral in a show of protest at the requests for forgiveness by nine of the convicts. During a religious event on Friday, former members of the military under the […]

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Police, protesters clash in Chilean capital of Santiago on second day of protests

November 12, 2016 11:30 am
Police, protesters clash in Chilean capital of Santiago on second day of protests

Police in Chile have clashed with protesters in the capital, Santiago, on the second day of protests against the government’s rejection of proposed pay hikes. Police forces used water cannon on Friday to disperse demonstrators from around the National Association of Public Employees (ANEF). Demonstrators also carried banners and flags as […]

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Chilean police use tear gas, water cannon to disperse protesters

November 5, 2016 7:00 am
Chilean police use tear gas, water cannon to disperse protesters

Chilean police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of demonstrators protesting against the country’s privatized pension system. Angry demonstrators set fire to at least two buses, forcing their passengers to flee, while blocking over 20 streets with burning barricades in the capital Santiago on Friday. They […]

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