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Demonstrators had gathered to protest on the last Friday of the year despite a heavy police presence
'We are going to continue in the struggle until Pinera gives in to the people's demands,' says one protester
Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel says there are 'indications' the fire 'could be intentional'
The Air Force continues its probe into a Chilean Hercules C-130's crash, which killed all 21 passengers and 17 crew aboard
The remains are turned over to the local coroner's office for identification
'The condition of the plane wreckage that was found makes it practically impossible that there are survivors from this air accident,' says Chile's Air Force chief
(UPDATED) The plane went missing while flying over the Drake Passage, a maritime route between South America and Antarctica frequently hit by some of the world's worst weather
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
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
The current charter has been changed numerous times, but does not establish the state's responsibility to provide education and healthcare – two demands made by the millions of Chileans protesting
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
'We are living a level of violence and destruction never seen before,' says Providencia mayor Evelyn Matthei
Prosecutors say 20 people have died in the unrest since protests began in Chile on October 20
'We are pleased to announce the COP Bureau has agreed that COP25 will take place from 2-13 December in Madrid,' says United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera says Pedro Sanchez 'made a generous offer to host the COP25 summit in Madrid' on December 2-13
After more than 10 days of street protests, Chile has decided it is not in a position to host either the November 16-17 trade summit or the December 2-13 climate convention
The skirmishes mark an 11th day of protests, which include water cannon and tear gas from police as well as rock-throwing by demonstrators
'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
(UPDATED) The decision to lift the state of emergency decree on October 28 comes after unpopular nighttime curfews ended Saturday
'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
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
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
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'
(4th UPDATE) Santiago and 9 more of Chile's 16 regions are under a state of emergency, President Sebastian Pinera says, with troops deployed onto the streets for the first time since Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship
(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
Attacks on metro stations forced the closure of the entire subway system, which is the key form of public transport in the congested and polluted capital
Chile's foreign minister tweets: 'Lilian Tintori and Leopold Lopez – who are of Spanish descent – moved to the Spanish embassy. They made a personal decision.'
International Criminal Court president Chile Eboe-Osuji calls on the US to 'join her closest allies and friends at the table of the Rome Statute,' referring to the court's founding document
The court in Santiago orders the church to pay 100 million pesos – around $146,000 – to each of 3 of his victims
Five foreign journalists, including two working for France's "Quotidien" television show and one from Spain's EFE news agency, have been arrested in Venezuela this week. Two more, from Chile, have been deported.
Within the next few decades, Santiago's entire public transport system will become electric
Santiago Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati uses his right not to answer questions about accusations he covered up the sexual abuse of minors
'The court by 12 votes to 3 finds that the Republic of Chile did not undertake a legal obligation to negotiate a sovereign access for the... state of Bolivia,' says judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of the International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice in The Hague is due to rule on Monday, October 1, on the case Bolivia brought in 2013 seeking to regain access to the Pacific Ocean
Michelle Bachelet – a two-time president who ranks among the world's most powerful women in politics – will step into a position that has drawn much controversy under Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
The petition includes 3 requests for help in criminal cases of 9 members of the church
The increase in tourism is harming the environment of this island known for its remarkable Moai monumental statues carved by the Rapa Nui people
The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children and adolescents
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The raids comes after prominent Chilean Catholic priest Oscar Munoz was detained over allegations that he sexually abused and raped seven children between 2002 and 2018.
Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says the alleged abuse by Oscar Munoz, 56, took place from 2002 in the capital Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua
'Investigating is a duty of justice, we need to do justice to the victims for the good of the country and the good of the Church,' says Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna
'This is not an investigation against the Catholic church,' Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says, but rather an investigation of reports of sex abuse by members of the church who abused minors
Maltese archbishop Charles Scicluna and fellow papal envoy Jordi Bertomeu will take witness statements from victims of sexual abuse within the Church
(UPDATED) Several members of the Chilean church hierarchy are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by Chilean pedophile priest Fernando Karadima during the 1980s and 1990s
Jose Andres Murillo, a Chilean victim of clerical pedophilia who recently met with Pope Francis, says, 'There is progress regarding clerical abuse in some countries, primarily due to brave victims who have fought to raise their voices.'
Chile has the highest rate of HIV cases in Latin America – some 5,816 new cases registered last year, a jump of 96 percent since 2010
Nicknamed 'the Family,' the group of priestly offenders committed sex abuses with young people including minors, churchgoer Elisa Fernandez tells Channel 13 last week
The striking announcement comes after Francis summoned the bishops to the Vatican over the scandal that has come to haunt his papacy
Pope Francis says he asked for 'forgiveness from the heart' from the abuse victims, adding that the Chilean bishops expressed their 'firm intention to repair the damage caused'