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Chile military plane goes missing with 38 on board

SANTIAGO: Chile’s air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight on Monday evening to the country’s base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft’s fate. The military said earlier that it had declared an ...

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Chilean security forces attacked protesters to ‘punish’ them: Amnesty

A policeman hits a detained demonstrator with a fist in the face during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic - RC2EFD9AT9VE

SANTIAGO: Chilean police and soldiers backed by their commanders have carried out “generalized” attacks on people protesting over inequality with the intention of “punishing and harming” them, Amnesty International said in a report published. Erika Guevara Rosas, the rights group’s Americas Director, told Reuters that its investigative team, sent to ...

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Chile leader says will not resign over protests

SANTIAGO: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Tuesday he will not resign in the face of deadly protests over inequality and poor social conditions that have entered their third week. Asked by the BBC in an interview whether he will step down, the billionaire conservative leader said: “No.” “These problems have ...

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Chile launches fresh talks to calm deadly unrest

SANTIAGO: Chile’s government met with opposition leaders Thursday in a fresh bid to end deadly protests that forced the country to abandon hosting two major economic and climate summits, but leftist parties poured scorn on the efforts. The unrest started with protests against a rise in transport tickets and other ...

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Chile says economy grows 1.9pc in Q2 of 2019

SANTIAGO: Chile’s gross domestic product grew 1.9 percent in the second-quarter of 2019 compared with a year earlier, the central bank said on Monday, as slumping global trade and falling copper prices continue to take their toll. Chilean officials have been downgrading expectations for growth for months amid a mining ...

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Venezuela government says it thwarted ‘coup’ plot

CARACAS: Venezuela’s socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed a coup bid, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Maduro warned that he would be “ruthless in a revolutionary ...

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German Government refuses to disclose Info on cooperation with Pinochet

The Foreign Ministry refused to disclose information on German intelligence cooperation with the CIA in Chile in the 1960s and ‘70s, citing the “good of [the] state” and an agreement of “confidentiality.” The German Foreign Ministry has refused to disclose details on cooperation of the BND, the German intelligence service, with Chile during the rule ...

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Chile allows teens over 14 to change their legal sex

SANTIAGO: Lawmakers in Chile on Wednesday passed legislation allowing people as young as 14 to legally change their name and gender identity. The Chamber of Deputies passed the Gender Identity Law by a vote of 95-46. It allows people aged 18 and above to change their name and legal gender, ...

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Venezuela government, opposition conclude talks without agreement

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SANTO DOMINGO: Members of Venezuela’s leftist government and opposition leaders concluded a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, failing to reach a deal to address the country’s political and economic crisis, reported Reuters. Saying they had made strides but needed more time, the parties announced another round ...

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