SANTIAGO Chileans began the long process of writing a new constitution on Monday following a landslide vote in favor of the project by citizens who want the unabashedly capitalist country's principles to enshrine greater equality in healthcare, pensions and education.
SANTIAGO Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday devolving by nightfall into riots and looting. | Video
SANTIAGO Chileans will go to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether they want to swap a constitution written during the Pinochet dictatorship with a new document written by a specially elected citizens' body.
SANTIAGO, Oct 23 Chileans will go to the polls
on Sunday to vote on whether they want to swap a constitution
written during the Pinochet dictatorship in favor of a new
document written by a specially elected citizens' body.
SANTIAGO, Oct 16 A new constitution is a first
step in fusing the "rupture" between Chileans and their
government, according to former president Ricardo Lagos, but a
'yes' vote to overhaul the dictatorship-era magna carta next
week will necessarily run up against the more urgent coronavirus
SANTIAGO The Chilean government is keeping close tabs on a large fleet of Chinese fishing vessels that has stirred up controversy further north along the Pacific coast of South America, Foreign Minister Andres Allamand said on Thursday.
SANTIAGO Chilean health authorities said on Wednesday they have approved the start of clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines under development by China's Sinovac and Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical unit Janssen.
Scientists have unearthed the remains of Jurassic sea predators resembling killer whales in the world's driest desert in Chile. | Video
SANTIAGO Chilean citizens planning to vote in a referendum on a new constitution next month will be at no greater risk of contracting coronavirus at the ballot box than they would be going to the supermarket, the head of the country's electoral service said on Monday.
SANTIAGO Chilean truckers said on Wednesday they would lift a seven-day strike that has damaged supply chains and raised fears for food and commodities exports, following a deal with government.