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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

Chile orders Catholic Church to compensate ex-priest's victims

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The court in Santiago orders the church to pay 100 million pesos – around $146,000 – to each of 3 of his victims

(FILES) In this file picture taken on January 2, 2019 Jose Andres Murillo (L) and Juan Carlos Cruz, two of the sexual abuse victims of Chilean paedophile priest Fernando Karadima, embrace after a press conference with the Foreign Press Association in Santiago. A court in Chile on March 27, 2019 ordered the Roman Catholic Church to pay damages of around 146,000 US dollares to each of the three victims of influential former priest Fernando Karadima. Juan Carlos Cruz, Andres Murillo and James Hamilton had sued the Church for covering up years of sexual abuse perpetrated by Karadima, a senior Chilean cleric who was suspended for life by the Vatican. CLAUDIO REYES / AFP

Chile accelerates transition to electric public transport

Jan 19, 2019 - 7:54 PM

Within the next few decades, Santiago's entire public transport system will become electric

A worker cleans an E12 electric bus in Santiago, on January 10, 2019. The government and the operating companies of Transantiago (Public Transport of Santiago) introduced the first 100 buses into service as part of a plan to renovate the 6,500 internal combustion buses currently circulating in the Chilean capital, which are responsible for almost 30% of pollution. With a park of 2.4 million vehicles that produce 80% of the toxic emissions in Santiago - one of the five most polluted South American capitals - the arrival of Chinese-made electric buses became an incipient respite for their burdened inhabitants.  CLAUDIO REYES / AFP

Chile to restrict tourists and non-locals on Easter Island

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The increase in tourism is harming the environment of this island known for its remarkable Moai monumental statues carved by the Rapa Nui people

RAPA NUI. In this file photo, Moais – stone statues of the Rapa Nui culture – are seen on the Ahu Tongariki site on Easter Island off the Chilean coast in the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Gregory Boissy/AFP

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again

May 01, 2015 - 2:04 AM

As predicted the third eruptive pulse at the Calbuco volcano has arrived Red alert the National Geology and Mines Service wrote on its Twitter account

Truck smashes into bus in Argentina, at least 18 dead

Feb 08, 2014 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED The head on collision wounded 15 other people