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Chile embarks on path to drafting new constitution after referendum

Oct 26 2020

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.

Chile anniversary rallies turn violent as churches burned, police fire tear gas

Oct 25 2020

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

Chileans go to polls to vote on throwing out Pinochet-era constitution

Oct 23 2020

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.

Chileans who voted out Pinochet in referendum turn focus to his constitution

Oct 23 2020

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.

Chile constitutional referendum vies with new foe: coronavirus, says former president

Oct 16 2020

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 crisis.

Chile keeps eye on Chinese fishing fleet along South American coast

Oct 08 2020

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.

Chile approves clinical trials for Sinovac, J&J coronavirus vaccines

Sep 30 2020

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.

Remains of Jurassic sea predator found in Chile's Atacama desert

Sep 25 2020

Scientists have unearthed the remains of Jurassic sea predators resembling killer whales in the world's driest desert in Chile. | Video

COVID-19 referendum vote 'no riskier than going to supermarket': Chilean poll chief

Sep 14 2020

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.

Chilean truckers end week-long strike on promise of beefed up security

Sep 02 2020

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.

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