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Chile: Country in South America
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory.

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Less than half of Chileans now believe their democracy is 'functioning': poll

Approval for Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has sunk to just 6% since widespread protests against elitism and inequality broke out, with less than half of Chileans now believing the country is a..
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Chilean university admissions tests hit by fresh protests

University entrance exams to be taken by 300,000 students around Chile were disrupted in some cities on Monday by fresh protests over inequality and elitism, with some students blocking access to test..
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Videos for Chile


Richest richer than over half of humanity: report [Video]Richest richer than over half of humanity: report

The richest 2,000 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while pointing out care work by women adds more than the technology industry. Olivia Chan reports

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Anti-government protests continue in Chile [Video]Anti-government protests continue in Chile

Demonstrations in Chile that began over higher metro fares are continuing, but there are fewer protesters than before. View on euronews

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Meet Bernardina, Chile's baby pygmy hippo [Video]Meet Bernardina, Chile's baby pygmy hippo

Chile's Buin Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus, as part of its breeding program for the endangered species.

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Chile plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 [Video]Chile plans to be carbon neutral by 2050

Chile is leading the developing world with a pledge to relinquish the use of coal to generate power.

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To behold the cosmos, when you cannot see [Video]To behold the cosmos, when you cannot see

Astronomy may not seem like a normal hobby for a person who is blind or visually impaired. Doctor Nicolas Bonne has made it his mission to translate the cosmos into sound and touch, from sweeping..

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Fire destroys around 150 homes in Valparaiso, Chile [Video]Fire destroys around 150 homes in Valparaiso, Chile

Authorities suggest the blaze was started deliberately. View on euronews

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Helicopters in Chile douse fire that destroyed dozens of homes [Video]Helicopters in Chile douse fire that destroyed dozens of homes

Authorities believe arson caused the fire, which swept through neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Valparaiso.

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Cimabue, Death and Taxes: the tale of a €24m long-lost Italian Renaissance painting [Video]Cimabue, Death and Taxes: the tale of a €24m long-lost Italian Renaissance painting

The rare artwork was bought by Chilean collectors at auction in October. But now the French state has blocked its export in a bid to keep it in its national collection. View on euronews

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Chile wealth inequality fuelling protests [Video]Chile wealth inequality fuelling protests

The Latin American country has the highest per capita income but also the highest inequality index.

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Chile elderly suicide rate soars over pension system [Video]Chile elderly suicide rate soars over pension system

Why record number of elderly people are committing suicide in Chile.

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Protesters clash with Chile's police in Santiago [Video]Protesters clash with Chile's police in Santiago

Protesters clashed with police in the streets of Santiago on Friday, as Chile marked a second full month of unprecedented social revolt.

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Chile consultation: Majority want to scrap constitution [Video]Chile consultation: Majority want to scrap constitution

After weeks of anti-government protests, Chileans use a different platform to tell their leaders what they want.

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U.N. climate summit grinds to a close after going into overtime [Video]U.N. climate summit grinds to a close after going into overtime

A handful of major states resisted pressure on Sunday (December 15) to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a U.N. climate summit ground to a delayed close, prompting sharp criticism from..

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Bid to impeach Chile's Pinera over protest handling rejected [Video]Bid to impeach Chile's Pinera over protest handling rejected

Legislators toss out motion, saying that it did not meet the Constitutional threshold for removing a president.

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Chile finds debris in search for missing air force plane [Video]Chile finds debris in search for missing air force plane

The Chilean Air Force says it has located debris believed to be from a cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America and the..

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Chile security forces accused of grave rights abuses [Video]Chile security forces accused of grave rights abuses

The Chilean government has been accused of failing to stop human rights abuses by security forces as they crack down on protests.

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Chileans turn to bikes as protests hobble transport [Video]Chileans turn to bikes as protests hobble transport

Bike lanes overflow in Santiago, Chile after weeks of rioting have hobbled Santiago’s metro system. Gavino Garay reports.

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Thousands of Chilean women protest against mistreatment [Video]Thousands of Chilean women protest against mistreatment

Thousands gathered outside the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday, December 4th, for a protest performance against rape, sexism and impunity that has gone viral and spread around the..

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A Rapist in Your Path’: Chile’s women protest abuse [Video]A Rapist in Your Path’: Chile’s women protest abuse

Women over 40 are joining the protest started by younger Chileans to protest violence against women by men.

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Chile protests: Experts say tear gas poses serious harm [Video]Chile protests: Experts say tear gas poses serious harm

Chemical agent is similar to spraying water with bicarbonate of soda in eyes of protestors.

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Chile's cacerolazos movement [Video]Chile's cacerolazos movement

Banging pots and pans became famous in Chile in 1971, when opponents of the left-wing government of President Salvador Allende came out to protest food shortages and rationing.

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HRW calls for urgent police reform in Chile to address abuses [Video]HRW calls for urgent police reform in Chile to address abuses

Human Rights Watch finds Chilean police committed 'serious human rights violations' during weeks-long unrest.

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Chile's president sends Congress plan to slash health care costs after protests

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday announced a plan to overhaul the country's public health care system, the latest in a series of measures aimed at quelling the demands of protesters who..
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Chilean President Pinera sparks fury with fake news claims

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, whose government has been rocked by riots over inequality, ignited a fresh wave of anger after claiming that "many" videos on social media of police abuse of..
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Shelter set up for pets left homeless by Chilean wildfire

A fire that swept through a poor community of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso on Christmas Eve has left not only people but hundreds of pets without homes.
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Pope names new Santiago Archbishop to deal with aftermath of abuse scandal in Chile

Pope Francis on Friday confirmed a Spanish priest as the new archbishop of Chile's capital Santiago, as the Vatican seeks to turn the page on a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken its standing and..
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Wildfire in Chilean port city of Valparaiso leaves 700 homeless

More than 245 homes have been destroyed and 700 people left destitute after a forest fire tore through a low-income area of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso on Christmas Eve.
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Fire in Chilean city of Valparaíso destroys about 50 homes: firefighters

A fire in a poor neighborhood of the coastal Chilean city of Valparaíso destroyed dozens of houses on Tuesday and firefighters struggled to control the blaze, authorities said.
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Chile's Pinera inks law for vote on new constitution

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Monday signed off on a referendum to be held on a new constitution, which he vowed would generate a "solid, compassionate and legitimate framework" that would help..
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Chile's air force chief: 'We may never know' what happened to lost Hercules

The commander-in-chief of the Chilean Air Force has warned that the struggle to recover the remains of a Hercules that crashed en route to the Antarctic two weeks ago could make it difficult to ever..
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Chilean policeman in court after protester run over

A Chilean policeman appeared in court on Saturday on a charge of grievous bodily harm after a 20-year-old protester was allegedly run over by an armored police vehicle during a protest in the capital..
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Chilean lawmakers approve popular vote on Pinochet-era constitution

Chile's Congress on Thursday gave the green light to a referendum on changing the country's constitution next year, a central demand of protesters whose mobilizations brought the nation virtually to a..
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Under fire over climate summit, Chile blames big polluters

Chile defended itself on Monday against criticism it was too weak in presiding over international climate change negotiations, saying it did all it could but that four big polluting countries got in..
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Chilean president says protest-hit police must be 'respected, protected'

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera sent a bill to congress on Monday to strengthen protections for the country's security forces after two months of unrest that has rattled one of Latin America's..
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Turkish MPs sing Chilean anti-rape song to protest violence against women

Female Turkish lawmakers sang a Chilean song in parliament that has been taken up in demonstrations globally to protest violence against women, and displayed photographs of women who have been killed.
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Chile must prosecute police, army for violence against protesters: U.N.

Chilean police and army used excessive or unnecessary force to quell recent demonstrations, committing serious human rights violations - including unlawful killings and torture - that should be..
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Chilean lawmakers reject move to impeach President Pinera over rights abuses

Chilean lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bid to oust President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of deadly riots, a small victory for the embattled..
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Chile's police to reform as allegations of abuses mount

Chile's top law enforcement official on Thursday detailed deep reforms to a police force dogged by allegations of human rights abuses ranging from torture to rape during nearly two months of protests..
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Chile's Pinera faces impeachment trial over right's abuses in protests

Chile's lower house began to debate Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of rioting, a political test that he is..
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Chile's Pinera faces political test in opposition bid to impeach him over protests

Chilean lawmakers are set to debate on Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of rioting, a political test that he is..
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Chilean lawmakers censure ex-interior minister over rights abuses

Chile's Senate voted on Wednesday to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office, saying he failed to prevent human rights abuses by security forces during days of violent..
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Chile former interior minister to face censure vote in Congress over rights abuses

Chile's Senate began to vote Wednesday on whether to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office over allegations he failed to prevent abuses by security forces during days of..
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Chile expands search over frigid sea near Antarctica for crashed plane

The Chilean military sent fighter jets early on Wednesday in an expansion of its search for an airforce cargo plane that crashed with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South..
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Chile Air Force says cargo plane crashed with 38 on board, search operation underway

Chile's Air Force on Tuesday said one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing in an isolated area between South America and the Antarctic, and a rescue team was..
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Chile Air Force says missing cargo plane with 38 aboard has crashed

Chile's Air Force said on Tuesday one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing for more than 12 hours, and said that a rescue team was searching for possible..
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Blinded by rubber bullets, Chilean student becomes rallying point for protesters

Protesters against Chile President Sebastian Pinera's government have rallied around a student blinded by police rubber bullets and his family hopes a photo capturing his injuries will increase..
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Chilean lawmakers warn democracy at stake as violence spikes

Chilean lawmakers agreed late on Wednesday to fast-track reforms to beef up security, warning that a resurgence in violence and vandalism was threatening to derail the country's 30-year-old democracy.
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Violence in Chile resurges, peso plunges to historic low

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera warned on Wednesday of the potential "irreparable harm" of a resurgence in violence that saw arson and looting attacks spike nationwide and the peso plunge to a new..
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Chile's peso hits new low as violence, protests resurge

Chile's peso plummeted to a new low at the market close on Wednesday as violence resurged in the South American nation following weeks of protests over inequality and inadequate social services.
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Brazil's economic minister causes uproar mentioning dictatorship decree

Two of Brazil's former presidents, a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the country's economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if..
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Chile's Pinera asks for help from military even as abuse allegations mount

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday asked lawmakers to allow troops back on the streets to defend key public infrastructure, even as a human rights group reported "grave" abuses by security..
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'Chile awakened': Graffiti across shattered city reflects protest intensity

A month of intense protests against inequality and police repression in Santiago have transformed the Chilean capital's streetscape into a caterwaul of graffiti whose messages reflect the deep..
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Chile's interior minister: turning down heat on streets won't make us less accountable

Not sure headline works -sm Chile's interior minister on Friday made an appeal for peace and the "recovery of public order" after a fresh round of protests and riots around the country left shops and..
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Chile's defense minister issues furious rejection of Amnesty rights claims

Chile's defense minister on Friday issued a furious rebuttal of claims by Amnesty International that excessive force was "intentionally" used on protesters to "punish" them for taking to the streets.
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Chilean security forces 'intentionally' attacked protesters to 'punish' them: Amnesty

Chilean police and soldiers backed by their commanders have carried out "generalized" attacks on people protesting over inequality with the intention of "punishing and harming" them, Amnesty..
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Chile's police chief suspends use of rubber bullets

Chile's police chief said on Tuesday he has suspended the use of rubber bullets to quell national unrest after a university study revealed they could be made up of as little as 20% rubber and contain..
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Chile´s Pinera acknowledges security force abuses during protests, says 'no impunity'

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday vowed "no impunity" for security forces that used excessive force and violated the rights of protesters during weeks of violent riots over economic policies..
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Chile police stopped rescue workers helping dying protester: human rights watchdog

Chile's independent human rights watchdog said on Saturday it would file a formal complaint for murder against police officers who allegedly prevented paramedics from attending a heart attack victim..
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Chile's stock market jumps on plans to dump dictatorship-era constitution

Chile's stock exchange posted its biggest daily gain in 11 years after lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum on replacing the country's dictatorship-era constitution, bowing to protesters..
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Human rights abuse accusations proliferate in Chile unrest

Father-of-three Alex Nunez was returning from work in October during a military curfew imposed to curb violent protests in Chile's capital Santiago when, his family say, he was chased by three police..
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Amid protests, Chile moves towards dumping Pinochet-era constitution

Chilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old..
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Chile's finance minister expects job losses, fuel hike in wake of protests

Chile's finance minister predicted on Thursday that as many as 300,000 jobs could be lost because of the impact of four weeks of rioting on one of Latin America's strongest economies.
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Chile finance minister warns of job losses, rising fuel costs amid unrest: reports

Chile's finance minister warned as many as 300,000 jobs could be lost as the impacts of weeks of rioting hammer one of Latin America's strongest economies, according to a report in business journal..
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Chile bracing for fresh unrest on anniversary of police shooting death

Chile braced for another day of intense protests on Thursday, with demonstrators gathering around the country to mark one year since a young indigenous man was shot dead by police in circumstances that..
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Chile's finance minister calls for return to 'normality' as peso slides

Chile's finance minister warned on Tuesday of the "grave consequences" felt by the nation's economy on account of three weeks of often violent unrest and protests, as the peso slid 4% to hit a historic..
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As protesters hit Chile's streets, peso sinks to historic low

Chile's peso hit a historic low on Tuesday after government promises to rewrite the country's dictatorship-era constitution failed to quell anger on the street.
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No end in sight to Chile unrest as massive strike, more protests planned

State workers in Chile promised to launch a massive, nationwide walk-off early on Tuesday, a sign protesters were not yet satisfied following the government's decision to rewrite the country's heavily..
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American man held on remand in Chile over protest shooting

An American man was remanded in custody in a Chilean seaside town on Monday after being charged with attempted murder over the alleged shooting of a protester on Sunday, according to prosecutors.
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Chile to re-write Pinochet-era constitution in win for protesters

The Chilean government has agreed to write a new constitution to replace one dating back to the Pinochet dictatorship, bowing to the demands of protesters who have taken to the streets in often violent..
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Chile expresses concern over interruption of Bolivia electoral process

Chile said it was concerned over the interruption of Bolivia's electoral process, and called for a prompt and peaceful solution in a statement from its foreign ministry on Sunday.
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