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Chile: Country in South America
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory., The arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper and lithium. The relatively small central area dominates in terms of population and agricultural resources, and is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands.


Exclusive: Germany's Volkswagen and Daimler push for more 'sustainable' Chile lithium

German automakers Volkswagen and Daimler have launched a study to push for more "sustainable" lithium mining in Chile, according to lobbyist filings reviewed by Reuters, a sign of growing supply chain..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile's Atacama salt flat, the world's top lithium miner Albemarle quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Chile

Daredevil kayaker makes a splash over 41-metre high waterfall [Video]Daredevil kayaker makes a splash over 41-metre high waterfall

Kayaker Dane Jackson successfully achieves the second highest recorded waterfall completion.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

Enrique Iglesias confirms baby news [Video]Enrique Iglesias confirms baby news

Enrique Iglesias has confirmed reports he's a dad again after his brother let the baby news slip during an interview in Chile.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published

Chile's epic dry spell enters a critical phase [Video]Chile's epic dry spell enters a critical phase

Almost half a million people in Chile struggle to access water

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Richest richer than over half of humanity: report [Video]Richest richer than over half of humanity: report

The richest 2,000 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while pointing out care work by women adds more than the technology industry. Olivia Chan reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Anti-government protests continue in Chile [Video]Anti-government protests continue in Chile

Demonstrations in Chile that began over higher metro fares are continuing, but there are fewer protesters than before. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Meet Bernardina, Chile's baby pygmy hippo [Video]Meet Bernardina, Chile's baby pygmy hippo

Chile's Buin Zoo is celebrating the recent birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus, as part of its breeding program for the endangered species.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Chile plans to be carbon neutral by 2050 [Video]Chile plans to be carbon neutral by 2050

Chile is leading the developing world with a pledge to relinquish the use of coal to generate power.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

To behold the cosmos, when you cannot see [Video]To behold the cosmos, when you cannot see

Astronomy may not seem like a normal hobby for a person who is blind or visually impaired. Doctor Nicolas Bonne has made it his mission to translate the cosmos into sound and touch, from sweeping..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:24Published

Fire destroys around 150 homes in Valparaiso, Chile [Video]Fire destroys around 150 homes in Valparaiso, Chile

Authorities suggest the blaze was started deliberately. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Helicopters in Chile douse fire that destroyed dozens of homes [Video]Helicopters in Chile douse fire that destroyed dozens of homes

Authorities believe arson caused the fire, which swept through neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Valparaiso.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published


Catholic clergy abuse victim leads drive to shakeup establishment politics in Chile

A Chilean sexual abuse victim who took on the Catholic Church has announced plans to form a new political party, one of several that has emerged since protests rocked the country late last year.
Reuters - Published

Less than half of Chileans now believe their democracy is 'functioning': poll

Approval for Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has sunk to just 6% since widespread protests against elitism and inequality broke out, with less than half of Chileans now believing the country is a..
Reuters - Published

Chilean university admissions tests hit by fresh protests

University entrance exams to be taken by 300,000 students around Chile were disrupted in some cities on Monday by fresh protests over inequality and elitism, with some students blocking access to test..
Reuters - Published

Chile's president sends Congress plan to slash health care costs after protests

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday announced a plan to overhaul the country's public health care system, the latest in a series of measures aimed at quelling the demands of protesters who..
Reuters - Published

ATP Cup: France earn opening win, victories for Japan and Argentina

Top-30 ranked pair Benoit Paire and Gael Monfils win their singles matches to ensure France open their ATP Cup campaign with victory over Chile.
BBC News - Published

The digital links of 2019's global protests

Protests in Hong Kong, Chile and the Middle East all shared an online presence which helped connect the movements.
BBC News - Published

Chilean President Pinera sparks fury with fake news claims

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, whose government has been rocked by riots over inequality, ignited a fresh wave of anger after claiming that "many" videos on social media of police abuse of..
Reuters - Published

Shelter set up for pets left homeless by Chilean wildfire

A fire that swept through a poor community of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso on Christmas Eve has left not only people but hundreds of pets without homes.
Reuters - Published

Pope names new Santiago Archbishop to deal with aftermath of abuse scandal in Chile

Pope Francis on Friday confirmed a Spanish priest as the new archbishop of Chile's capital Santiago, as the Vatican seeks to turn the page on a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken its standing and..
Reuters - Published

Wildfire in Chilean port city of Valparaiso leaves 700 homeless

More than 245 homes have been destroyed and 700 people left destitute after a forest fire tore through a low-income area of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso on Christmas Eve.
Reuters - Published

Fire in Chilean city of Valparaíso destroys about 50 homes: firefighters

A fire in a poor neighborhood of the coastal Chilean city of Valparaíso destroyed dozens of houses on Tuesday and firefighters struggled to control the blaze, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Valparaíso wildfire: Raging forest fires engulf Chilean city

All Valparaíso's firefighters have been deployed, and a mass evacuation is now under way.
BBC News - Published

Chile's Pinera inks law for vote on new constitution

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Monday signed off on a referendum to be held on a new constitution, which he vowed would generate a "solid, compassionate and legitimate framework" that would help..
Reuters - Published

Chile's air force chief: 'We may never know' what happened to lost Hercules

The commander-in-chief of the Chilean Air Force has warned that the struggle to recover the remains of a Hercules that crashed en route to the Antarctic two weeks ago could make it difficult to ever..
Reuters - Published

Chilean policeman in court after protester run over

A Chilean policeman appeared in court on Saturday on a charge of grievous bodily harm after a 20-year-old protester was allegedly run over by an armored police vehicle during a protest in the capital..
Reuters - Published

The year in protests: From Chile to Lebanon, what happened next?

Every continent including Antarctica saw demos this year, with many likely to spill over into 2020.
BBC News - Published

Chilean lawmakers approve popular vote on Pinochet-era constitution

Chile's Congress on Thursday gave the green light to a referendum on changing the country's constitution next year, a central demand of protesters whose mobilizations brought the nation virtually to a..
Reuters - Published

Under fire over climate summit, Chile blames big polluters

Chile defended itself on Monday against criticism it was too weak in presiding over international climate change negotiations, saying it did all it could but that four big polluting countries got in..
Reuters - Published

Chilean president says protest-hit police must be 'respected, protected'

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera sent a bill to congress on Monday to strengthen protections for the country's security forces after two months of unrest that has rattled one of Latin America's..
Reuters - Published

Turkish MPs sing Chilean anti-rape song to protest violence against women

Female Turkish lawmakers sang a Chilean song in parliament that has been taken up in demonstrations globally to protest violence against women, and displayed photographs of women who have been killed.
Reuters - Published

Chile must prosecute police, army for violence against protesters: U.N.

Chilean police and army used excessive or unnecessary force to quell recent demonstrations, committing serious human rights violations - including unlawful killings and torture - that should be..
Reuters - Published

Chilean lawmakers reject move to impeach President Pinera over rights abuses

Chilean lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bid to oust President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of deadly riots, a small victory for the embattled..
Reuters - Published

Chile's police to reform as allegations of abuses mount

Chile's top law enforcement official on Thursday detailed deep reforms to a police force dogged by allegations of human rights abuses ranging from torture to rape during nearly two months of protests..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera faces impeachment trial over right's abuses in protests

Chile's lower house began to debate Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of rioting, a political test that he is..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera faces political test in opposition bid to impeach him over protests

Chilean lawmakers are set to debate on Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of rioting, a political test that he is..
Reuters - Published

Chilean lawmakers censure ex-interior minister over rights abuses

Chile's Senate voted on Wednesday to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office, saying he failed to prevent human rights abuses by security forces during days of violent..
Reuters - Published

Chile missing C-130 plane: Floating debris found

Thirty-eight people were on board the Antarctic-bound transport plane that disappeared on Monday.
BBC News - Published

Chile former interior minister to face censure vote in Congress over rights abuses

Chile's Senate began to vote Wednesday on whether to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office over allegations he failed to prevent abuses by security forces during days of..
Reuters - Published

Chile expands search over frigid sea near Antarctica for crashed plane

The Chilean military sent fighter jets early on Wednesday in an expansion of its search for an airforce cargo plane that crashed with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South..
Reuters - Published

Chile search teams battle adverse conditions in hunt for plane

Thirty-eight people were on board the transport plane bound for an air force base in Antarctica.
BBC News - Published

Chile Air Force says cargo plane crashed with 38 on board, search operation underway

Chile's Air Force on Tuesday said one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing in an isolated area between South America and the Antarctic, and a rescue team was..
Reuters - Published

Chile Air Force says missing cargo plane with 38 aboard has crashed

Chile's Air Force said on Tuesday one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing for more than 12 hours, and said that a rescue team was searching for possible..
Reuters - Published

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 aboard

A military plane with 38 on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, Chilean air force says in a statement
BBC News - Published

Blinded by rubber bullets, Chilean student becomes rallying point for protesters

Protesters against Chile President Sebastian Pinera's government have rallied around a student blinded by police rubber bullets and his family hopes a photo capturing his injuries will increase..
Reuters - Published

Chile football season called off early amid protests

All matches were suspended six weeks ago due to security concerns amid anti-government protests.
BBC News - Published

Chilean lawmakers warn democracy at stake as violence spikes

Chilean lawmakers agreed late on Wednesday to fast-track reforms to beef up security, warning that a resurgence in violence and vandalism was threatening to derail the country's 30-year-old democracy.
Reuters - Published

Violence in Chile resurges, peso plunges to historic low

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera warned on Wednesday of the potential "irreparable harm" of a resurgence in violence that saw arson and looting attacks spike nationwide and the peso plunge to a new..
Reuters - Published

Chile's peso hits new low as violence, protests resurge

Chile's peso plummeted to a new low at the market close on Wednesday as violence resurged in the South American nation following weeks of protests over inequality and inadequate social services.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's economic minister causes uproar mentioning dictatorship decree

Two of Brazil's former presidents, a chief justice and heads of both chambers of Congress on Tuesday repudiated the country's economy minister for saying the government might take draconian steps if..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Pinera asks for help from military even as abuse allegations mount

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday asked lawmakers to allow troops back on the streets to defend key public infrastructure, even as a human rights group reported "grave" abuses by security..
Reuters - Published

'Chile awakened': Graffiti across shattered city reflects protest intensity

A month of intense protests against inequality and police repression in Santiago have transformed the Chilean capital's streetscape into a caterwaul of graffiti whose messages reflect the deep..
Reuters - Published

Chile's interior minister: turning down heat on streets won't make us less accountable

Not sure headline works -sm Chile's interior minister on Friday made an appeal for peace and the "recovery of public order" after a fresh round of protests and riots around the country left shops and..
Reuters - Published

Chile's defense minister issues furious rejection of Amnesty rights claims

Chile's defense minister on Friday issued a furious rebuttal of claims by Amnesty International that excessive force was "intentionally" used on protesters to "punish" them for taking to the streets.
Reuters - Published

Amnesty International: Chile using violence as a deterrent

The human rights group says the security forces are using violence is to discourage further protests.
BBC News - Published

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