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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. The arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper and lithium. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands.

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Life under lockdown: Chileans getting creative [Video]

Life under lockdown: Chileans getting creative

Creativity in captivity - people in Chile are socialising and keeping in shape under lockdown in different ways.

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Cougars venture into quarantined Santiago for food [Video]

Cougars venture into quarantined Santiago for food

Chilean authorities captured a second cougar in little more than a week late Wednesday after the cat was spotted strolling through an upscale suburb of Santiago amid the evening quiet imposed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published
Chile to postpone constitution referendum over COVID-19 [Video]

Chile to postpone constitution referendum over COVID-19

Political parties have agreed to postpone a referendum on whether to overhaul the constitution.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
World Water Day: Many in Chile lack access to water [Video]

World Water Day: Many in Chile lack access to water

Many people in Chile are facing a serious lack of water, caused by drought and government policies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published
In Chile, protesters keep marching despite coronavirus [Video]

In Chile, protesters keep marching despite coronavirus

One protester explained to the press that they are not afraid that the virus will kill them, because they have a government that is also killing them.View on euronews

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Chile protesters move off streets amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Chile protesters move off streets amid coronavirus outbreak

Street protests paused as gov't declares state of catastrophe, but movement continues with pots and pans, other methods.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
Borders close in Latin America as coronavirus cases rise [Video]

Borders close in Latin America as coronavirus cases rise

Chile becomes the latest country to announce closure of borders as other states go further and impose home detention.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Chile bans public events over coronavirus as protests rock Santiago [Video]

Chile bans public events over coronavirus as protests rock Santiago

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced a ban on public events with more than 500 people on Friday, as the government tries to curtail the spread of coronavirus even as massive social..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published
Hundreds of thousands protest violence against women in Chile [Video]

Hundreds of thousands protest violence against women in Chile

Thousands took to the streets of Chile's capital Santiago to mark International Women's Day on Sunday, calling for equality and an end to violenceView on euronews

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Feminist groups hold mass Women's Day marches across Chile [Video]

Feminist groups hold mass Women's Day marches across Chile

Groups estimate more than one million women rallied across the country for women's rights and against state repression.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Chile: Clashes as thousands protest in Santiago against the government [Video]

Chile: Clashes as thousands protest in Santiago against the government

Clashes take place between demonstrators and police as thousands gather in Santiago's Plaza Italia to protest against President Sebastian Piñera and his governmentView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Coronavirus: WHO warns lack of medical supplies [Video]

Coronavirus: WHO warns lack of medical supplies

The World Health Organization warns of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus as China approves use of Roche arthritis drug for patients...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published
Chile protesters face off against police at Viña del Mar festival [Video]

Chile protesters face off against police at Viña del Mar festival

Thousands of protesters armed with stones, sticks and Molotov cocktails fought the police on Sunday.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Daredevil kayaker makes a splash over 41-metre high waterfall [Video]

Daredevil kayaker makes a splash over 41-metre high waterfall

Kayaker Dane Jackson successfully achieves the second highest recorded waterfall completion.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published
Enrique Iglesias confirms baby news [Video]

Enrique Iglesias confirms baby news

Enrique Iglesias has confirmed reports he's a dad again after his brother let the baby news slip during an interview in Chile.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published
Chile's epic dry spell enters a critical phase [Video]

Chile's epic dry spell enters a critical phase

Almost half a million people in Chile struggle to access water

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

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