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Chile and Peru close borders, Latam grounds flights over pandemic

Chile and Peru close borders, Latam grounds flights over pandemic

Chile and Peru announced a total closure of their borders on Monday while Latin America's largest airline said it was reducing operations by 70 percent as the region scrambled to stem the rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic.

Chileans march against police repression of social unrest

Chileans march against police repression of social unrest

Hundreds of Chileans rallied Saturday night to protest what they call police repression during three months of the worst social unrest

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard ‘lost radio communication’ Monday after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, Chile's Air Force said.

Chile extends state of emergency as protest death toll hits seven

Chile extends state of emergency as protest death toll hits seven

Chile is "at war", President Sebastian Pinera said Sunday, as the country reels from three days of violent demonstrations and looting that have left seven dead and almost 1,500 detained

Chile president declares state of emergency after violent protests

Chile president declares state of emergency after violent protests

Chile's president declared a state of emergency in Santiago Friday night and gave the military responsibility for security after a day of violent protests over an increase in the price of metro tickets.

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest,

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two people from heart attacks.

Next UN climate conference to be held in Chile

Next UN climate conference to be held in Chile

The next UN climate conference is to take place in Chile and is set for either December 2019 or January 2020, according to the South American nation's Environment Ministry.

Aspetar delivers 'world-class' medical knowledge to Chilean delegation

Aspetar delivers 'world-class' medical knowledge to Chilean delegation

Aspetar, Qatar’s orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, recently welcomed a medical delegation from Chile for a four-day visit to initiate and verify the integration of world-class medical education and comprehensive training while establishing prominent medical outcomes.

Strong quake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

Strong quake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

The quake hit offshore at 4:18 am local time at a depth of around 36 km, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. Its epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean 40 km from the town of Acari.

Chile votes in what could be a close presidential run-off

Chile votes in what could be a close presidential run-off

Chilean voters will decide their next president on Sunday in a run-off election whose outcome is far from certain after an unexpectedly strong surge for the left.