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Chile: Republic 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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Climate activist Greta Thunberg sets sail from U.S. to Spain for a UN climate summit

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg found a ride back across the Atlantic on a sailboat thanks to a pair of YouTubers, after a United Nations climate change summit got relocated from Chile to Spain.
CBS News - Published

Chile declares state of emergency in Santiago as violent protests escalate

A state of emergency was declared in Santiago, Chile following violent protests over a fare increase for the city's subway system. The system's headquarters were set on fire and many stations were..
CBS News - Published

Videos for Chile


Chile workers unions strike in support of ongoing protests [Video]Chile workers unions strike in support of ongoing protests

Unions present demands related to wages, pensions and union organising but their primary demand is a new constitution.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

Chile plans to rewrite constitution amid mass protests [Video]Chile plans to rewrite constitution amid mass protests

Despite plans to reform Pinochet-era charter, protests in Chile continue as many feel excluded from process.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

City's Ederson ruled out of top-of-the-table Liverpool clash [Video]City's Ederson ruled out of top-of-the-table Liverpool clash

Man City boss Pep Guardiola confirms goalkeeper Ederson ruled out of Liverpool clash, backs "exceptional" Claudio Bravo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:40Published

Chile's president unveils new security laws to curb violent unrest [Video]Chile's president unveils new security laws to curb violent unrest

President Pinera proposed laws, stricter penalties for looting and rioting as demonstrations continue for a third week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

Chile's Pinera fends off police abuse claims amid fresh clashes [Video]Chile's Pinera fends off police abuse claims amid fresh clashes

As concern over torture claims grow, president vows action against security forces found guilty of rights abuses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Protesters clash with armored police trucks in Chile [Video]Protesters clash with armored police trucks in Chile

Protesters clashed with police on the streets of Santiago yet again on Tuesday (November 5), with tensions sparked by an increase in the price of metro fares remain high.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Chile unrest: Growing anger over social inequality [Video]Chile unrest: Growing anger over social inequality

Protesters say Chile's economic unrest is decades in the making. Al Jazeera looks at what's behind the weeks of demonstrations.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Chile protests: Calls to draft new constitution [Video]Chile protests: Calls to draft new constitution

How weeks of anti-government protests in Chile have spurred a movement for greater local democracy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Chile protesters turn against president [Video]Chile protesters turn against president

Protests against the cost of train travel are gathering momentum as anger turns against Chile's billionaire president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published

Chile police accused of brutality in protest crackdown [Video]Chile police accused of brutality in protest crackdown

Two weeks after mass demonstrations for widespread social reforms began, envoys from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights are in Santiago probing alleged police abuses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Trade deal with China 'moving along': Trump [Video]Trade deal with China 'moving along': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that talks on a trade agreement with China were coming along well, echoing comments by U.S. and Chinese officials of progress on an initial deal. Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Chile unrest: Gov't says cost of damages 'surpasses $1bn' [Video]Chile unrest: Gov't says cost of damages 'surpasses $1bn'

Sporadic looting, rioting in Chile despite government concessions to protesters demanding economic and social reforms.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Factory data, trade worries sink Wall Street [Video]Factory data, trade worries sink Wall Street

Wall Street lost ground on Thursday as data showed midwest manufacturing falling into a deeper slump and concerns about the U.S.-China trade war truce rattled investors. Conway G. Gittens wraps up the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Chile unrest: Pinera backs out of hosting APEC and COP25 summits [Video]Chile unrest: Pinera backs out of hosting APEC and COP25 summits

President Sebastian Pinera calls decision 'deeply painful', but says Chile is not in position to host the meetings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Chile suspends APEC summit amid violent unrest [Video]Chile suspends APEC summit amid violent unrest

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Wednesday Chile would cancel the APEC trade summit in November and the COP25 climate summit in December after several weeks of violent unrest. Zachary Goelman..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

U.S.-China deal may not be ready to sign: source [Video]U.S.-China deal may not be ready to sign: source

An interim trade agreement between the United States and China might not be completed in time for signing in Chile next month as expected but that does not mean the accord is falling apart, a U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Chile inequality: Government fails to contain unrest [Video]Chile inequality: Government fails to contain unrest

Despite the huge number of protesters, the government says it would not allow them to reach the presidential palace because they have no one to negotiate the terms with.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Police, protesters square off in Chilean streets [Video]Police, protesters square off in Chilean streets

Chileans took to the streets again, pouring by the thousands into plazas and shutting down main boulevards in a sign that government promises of reform continued to fall short. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

The eye in space studying whale strandings [Video]The eye in space studying whale strandings

Researchers at the British Antarctic Survey are using satellite imagery to detect and study massive whale strandings, with the hope of figuring out how to stop them. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published

Protesters in Chile return to the streets [Video]Protesters in Chile return to the streets

President Sebastian Pinera faced new protests on Monday after he replaced eight cabinet members, a house-cleaning aimed at taming the biggest political crisis since Chile's return to democracy in 1990...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Chile's Pinera faces new protests after firing ministers [Video]Chile's Pinera faces new protests after firing ministers

Pinera's concessions have so far failed to ease public anger, with many protesters demanding he resign

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Trump: 'ahead of schedule' on China trade deal [Video]Trump: 'ahead of schedule' on China trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected to sign a significant part of the trade deal with China ahead of schedule but did not elaborate on the timing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Chile's Pinera calls on ministers to resign amid protests [Video]Chile's Pinera calls on ministers to resign amid protests

Chilean president says he will end controversial state of emergency on Sunday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Chilean President Pinera to shake up cabinet amid protests [Video]Chilean President Pinera to shake up cabinet amid protests

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Saturday he would shake up his cabinet to quell a week of mass protests against inequality that has rocked the South American nation. Jonah Green reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Choral singers call for peace and unity amid Chile unrest [Video]Choral singers call for peace and unity amid Chile unrest

As sometimes violent protests continue to rock Chile's capital, a group of choral singers gathered to raise their voices in unity and call for peace.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera acknowledges 'abuses' in handling of riots: media

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera acknowledged "abuses" in the handling of massive social protests that have shaken the country for three weeks, but stopped short of blaming police or the military in..
Reuters - Published

Chilean doctors hit the streets amid violent protests

Pushing rickety grocery carts as improvised hospital beds, more than 100 Chilean doctors and nurses hit the streets shortly after riots broke out in Chile weeks ago, diving into the fray amid clouds of..
Reuters - Published

Looking for a hero: shirtless Chilean protester, police-hating dog rise to fame

A hooded, muscular man shielding himself with a traffic "Stop" sign during a clash with police amid protests in the Chilean capital has gone viral on social networks, with the man being lauded as a..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera to crack down on vandals, looters amid unrest

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced a battery of measures on Thursday to tighten security and increase penalties for vandals as ongoing riots, looting and violence have left at least 20 dead..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Chile discuss co-hosting APEC summit in U.S. in January: source

The U.S. and Chilean governments are discussing co-hosting an APEC summit in the United States in January after Chile dropped plans to stage the event in Santiago this month, a senior U.S. official..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera announces measures to tighten security amid riots, violence

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced on Thursday several measures to tighten security amid continuing riots, looting and violence that have left at least 20 dead over more than two weeks of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. considering hosting APEC summit in January: Malaysian minister citing Pompeo

The United States is considering hosting an APEC summit in the country in January after Chile pulled out, Malaysia's foreign minister said on Thursday citing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Reuters - Published

Chile prosecutor seeks to investigate claims of police torture of protesters

A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost three weeks of intense unrest and rioting in the..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Chile's constitutional conundrum - To change or not to change?

The social revolt that exploded into violence in Chile 20 days ago has brought old social, economic and political demands back onto the table.
Reuters - Published

Chile copper mine output largely unaffected by protests despite some attacks

Chile's copper mines have mostly maintained production and kept operations running normally in the face of weeks of unrest in the country, industry insiders told Reuters, though scattered incidents..
Reuters - Published

Protest-hit Chile vows to punish any abuses by security forces

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday promised to ensure police and soldiers found guilty of rights violations were prosecuted with the same force as rioters and looters during nearly three..
Reuters - Published

Chilean police officers set on fire by Molotov cocktails

Reuters photographers covering protests in the central Santiago rallying point of Plaza Italia were getting ready to capture images on Monday as the police set about clearing the square for the..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera says won't resign, wants to reach end of his term: BBC

Chile's embattled President Sebastian Pinera has rejected the notion of resigning and believes he will reach the end of his term in just over two years despite intense anti-government protests that are..
Reuters - Published

Unclear when Putin and Trump can meet after Chile canceled APEC summit: Kremlin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday it was unclear when Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump could possibly hold their next meeting after an Asia-Pacific..
Reuters - Published

Police clash with protesters in Chile

Crowds of protesters were faced with water cannons and tear gas as they protested in Chile's capital on Monday. At least 20 people have died in the protests, which started last month after the..
USATODAY.com - Published

Today in History for November 3rd

Highlights of this day in history: Iran-Contra scandal begins to unfold; Chile's Salvador Allende takes office; Carol Moseley-Braun is first black woman elected to U.S. Senate; Former pro-wrestler..
USATODAY.com - Published

Chile's tourism sector reels as visitors cancel trips amid protests

Chile's tourism industry is feeling the pinch amid violent protests that have rocked capital Santiago since last month, with hotel reservations down by half and many cancelling trips after the country..
Reuters - Published

Spain to host U.N. climate talks in December after Chile cancels

Spain will host U.N. climate change talks in December after Chile withdrew, the United Nations said on Friday - a last-minute switch that has raised big logistical challenges and forced famed activist..
Reuters - Published

U.N. climate talks to take place in Madrid in December

The United Nations has confirmed that this year's climate change talks will take place in Madrid in December, after Chile withdrew as host this week because of massive street protests in the South..
Reuters - Published

Chile's fiery anger fueled by fears of poverty in old age

As over a million people streamed through Santiago's streets in a series of protest marches last week, one elderly couple stood out from the largely youthful crowd.
Reuters - Published

Postcard From Patagonia: Creating a national park

Located in the southern tip of Chile, Patagonia National Park is more than half-a-million acres of mountains and valleys, glaciers and grasslands, winding rivers and wild guanacos – and it is part of..
CBS News - Published

Spain likely to host COP25 climate change summit after Chile's withdrawal

Spain will likely host the United Nations' COP25 climate change summit in Madrid, following Chile's withdrawal as host amid raging street protests in the South American nation, a Spanish government..
Reuters - Published

U.S. warns Russian trolls stoking conflict in Chile

The U.S. State Department warned on Thursday that it had seen indications of Russian "influence" on recent unrest in Chile, where two weeks of protests and riots have rocked the administration of..
Reuters - Published

Spain's hosting of COP25 climate summit largely a done deal: Government Source

Hosting the COP25 climate summit in Madrid following Chile's withdrawal as host, is largely a done deal, a Spanish government source said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Spain Agrees to Host Key Climate Talks After Chile Pulls Out

Madrid has offered to hold the next United Nations climate talks, the leaders of Spain and Chile announced on Thursday.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump told Pinera he backs meetings cancellation, efforts to 'restore national order' in Chile: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump called Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday to express his support for Chile's decision to call off two major international meetings and decried alleged foreign..
Reuters - Published

Peru announces reforms to 'improve lives' as protests rock neighboring countries

Peru's government on Wednesday announced plans for an ambitious reform package including better health care and a higher minimum wage amid regional protests against market reforms and social injustice..
Reuters - Published

Chile cancels APEC trade summit and major climate gathering after riots

Chile withdrew on Wednesday as the host of an APEC summit next month at which the United States and China had been expected to sign a deal to ease a trade war that has hurt the global economy, as..
Reuters - Published

U.N. seeks new host for climate talks after Chile withdraws

The United Nations is seeking a new host for this year's round of climate talks in December after Chile withdrew as raging street protests grip the South American country.
Reuters - Published

Mnuchin Says China Deal Is Likely to Be Signed in November

Chile’s cancellation of the APEC summit could alter plans for a meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping.
NYTimes.com - Published

Costa Rica defers to Chile, U.N. on rescheduling climate change summit

Costa Rica's government said on Wednesday it defers to Chile, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and member states on how to proceed with the United Nations global climate change..
Reuters - Published

U.N. climate chief says exploring options for hosting climate talks after Chile withdraws

The United Nations' climate chief said the secretariat is exploring a range of options for hosting this year's round of climate talks in December after Chile withdrew from hosting.
Reuters - Published

U.N. looking for new venue for climate change conference after Chile withdraws

The United Nations is looking for a new venue for a climate change conference planned for December, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said on Wednesday, after Chile withdrew as host amid riots, arson and..
Reuters - Published

Chile, Rocked by Unrest, Withdraws From Hosting Climate and Trade Summits

President Sebastián Piñera said on Wednesday that his country, which has been rocked by a wave of recent protests, was not in a position to host the meetings.
NYTimes.com - Published

Chile cancels APEC trade meet, global climate summit as protests rage

Chile has withdrawn as host of an APEC trade summit in November where the United States and China had been expected to take major steps toward ending a 15-month-old trade war that has slowed world..
Reuters - Published

Chile says it can't host trade and climate summits after protests

Chile has withdrawn as host of the APEC trade summit in November and the COP25 climate summit in December after several weeks of violent unrest, President Sebastian Pinera announced on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Protests force Chile to scrap Asia-Pacific and climate summits

Nation has seen 12 days of massive protests to demand greater economic equality and better public services in a country long seen as an economic success story
CBS News - Published

Chile's APEC withdrawal caught White House by surprise: U.S. official

Chile's cancellation of the APEC trade summit in November caught the White House by surprise, a White House official told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

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