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Death toll rises to 29 in Chile protests

Dec 28, 2019 - 11:34 PM

Demonstrators had gathered to protest on the last Friday of the year despite a heavy police presence

Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

Dec 28, 2019 - 2:42 PM

'We are going to continue in the struggle until Pinera gives in to the people's demands,' says one protester

CLASH. Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's government in Santiago, on December 27, 2019. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Chile's president says police may have violated protocols

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's statement comes after Amnesty International released a report denouncing a 'deliberate policy' of wounding protesters during the unrest that broke out last month, resulting in 22 deaths

SEBASTIAN PINERA. Handout picture released by the Chilean Presidency showing Chilean President Sebastian Pinera speaking to the nation in Santiago, on October 22, 2019. Handout photo by the Chilean Presidency/AFP

Chile's president condemns police violence after 4 weeks of unrest

Nov 18, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Furious Chileans are protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues

SEBASTIAN PINERA. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera addresses the nation in Santiago, on November 17, 2019. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

Nov 11, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The new constitution will be drafted by a body called a constituent assembly and then put to a referendum for ratification, says Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel

MORE PROTESTS. Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against the government of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Renaca, Vina del Mar, some 120 km west of Santiago, on November 10, 2019. Photo by Dante Rossi/AFP

Chile leader Pinera says he will not resign over protests

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Prosecutors say 20 people have died in the unrest since protests began in Chile on October 20

UNREST. Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against the government's economic policies, in the surroundings of La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, on November 5, 2019. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Protesters take to the streets in Santiago, other Chilean cities

Oct 30, 2019 - 10:48 AM

The skirmishes mark an 11th day of protests, which include water cannon and tear gas from police as well as rock-throwing by demonstrators

A demonstrator flutters a Chilean national flag at a barricade during a protest against the government's economic policies in Santiago on October 29, 2019. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera unveiled a major cabinet reshuffle on the eve as he battles to find a response to more than a week of street protests that have left at least 20 people dead. Protesters have been demanding Pinera's resignation and despite his making a raft of concessions including an increase in the minimum wage and pensions, public unrest shows no sign of abating. CLAUDIO REYES / AFP

New clashes as embattled Chile president reshuffles cabinet

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:24 AM

'Chile has changed and the government too has to change to confront these new challenges in these new times,' says Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, who replaced a third of his cabinet

A demonstrator stands behind a column during scuffles with riot police in Santiago, on October 28, 2019. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera unveiled a major cabinet reshuffle on Monday as he battles to find a response to more than a week of street protests that have left at least 20 people dead. Pedro Ugarte / AFP

Chile president lifts state of emergency, protests continue

Oct 28, 2019 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) The decision to lift the state of emergency decree on October 28 comes after unpopular nighttime curfews ended Saturday

CLASH. Demonstrators clash with security forces during a demonstration in Valparaiso, Chile on October 27, 2019. Photo by Raul Goycoolea/AFP

Chilean president vows cabinet reshuffle after week of protests

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:55 AM

'I asked all ministers to resign in order to form a new government and to be able to respond to these new demands,' says Chilean President Sebastian Pinera

PROTESTS. A curfew in the Chilean capital of Santiago was announced earlier after protests climax with setting fire to buses and metro stations, and clashing with police. Photo by Sebastian Cisternas/Aton Chile/AFP

Over a million protesters demand Chile president's resignation

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:41 PM

Chileans' pent-up anger spills over in the form of protests against a socio-economic structure that many feel has left them by the wayside

PROTEST. In this aerial view, thousands of people protest in Santiago, on October 25, 2019, a week after violent protests started. Photo by Pedro Ugarte/AFP

Child latest victim of Chile violence as strike begins

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:33 PM

The news comes as a two-day strike called by the country's largest union begins despite Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announcing a package of social measures aimed at stemming protests

DEMONSTRATION. Demonstrators beat a looter in Valparaiso, Chile, on the fifth straight day of street violence in the country which erupted over a now suspended hike in metro ticket prices, on October 22, 2019. Photo by Javier Torres/AFP

Chile president announces social measures to stem street violence

Oct 23, 2019 - 11:58 AM

Apologizing to the nation for failing to anticipate the outbreak of social unrest, Pinera says his government 'received with humility and clarity the message Chileans have given us'

PINERA'S NEW MEASURES. Handout picture released by the Chilean Presidency showing Chilean President Sebastian Pinera speaking to the nation in Santiago, on October 22, 2019. Handout photo by Chilean Presidency/AFP

3 dead in Chile protest violence

Oct 20, 2019 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) Authorities announce a curfew after protesters set buses on fire, burned metro stations, and clashed with riot police following a hike in metro fares

PROTESTS. A curfew in the Chilean capital of Santiago is announced after protests climax with setting fire to buses and metro stations, and clashing with police. Photo by Sebastian Cisternas/Aton Chile/AFP