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Place in Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

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Santiago: Place in Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's largest and most densely populated conurbation, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500 m (1,640 ft) and 650 m (2,133 ft) above mean sea level.

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Human rights abuse accusations proliferate in Chile unrest

Father-of-three Alex Nunez was returning from work in October during a military curfew imposed to curb violent protests in Chile's capital Santiago when, his family say, he was chased by three police..
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U.S., Chile discuss co-hosting APEC summit in U.S. in January: source

The U.S. and Chilean governments are discussing co-hosting an APEC summit in the United States in January after Chile dropped plans to stage the event in Santiago this month, a senior U.S. official..
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Videos for Santiago


Protests erupt in Chile on anniversary of police shooting death [Video]Protests erupt in Chile on anniversary of police shooting death

Chile experienced another day of intense protests on Thursday, with demonstrators gathering around the country to mark one year since a young indigenous man was shot dead by police in circumstances..

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Protesters clash with armored police trucks in Chile [Video]Protesters clash with armored police trucks in Chile

Protesters clashed with police on the streets of Santiago yet again on Tuesday (November 5), with tensions sparked by an increase in the price of metro fares remain high.

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Chile police accused of brutality in protest crackdown [Video]Chile police accused of brutality in protest crackdown

Two weeks after mass demonstrations for widespread social reforms began, envoys from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights are in Santiago probing alleged police abuses.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Chile suspends APEC summit amid violent unrest [Video]Chile suspends APEC summit amid violent unrest

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Wednesday Chile would cancel the APEC trade summit in November and the COP25 climate summit in December after several weeks of violent unrest. Zachary Goelman..

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Police, protesters square off in Chilean streets [Video]Police, protesters square off in Chilean streets

Chileans took to the streets again, pouring by the thousands into plazas and shutting down main boulevards in a sign that government promises of reform continued to fall short. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Protesters in Chile return to the streets [Video]Protesters in Chile return to the streets

President Sebastian Pinera faced new protests on Monday after he replaced eight cabinet members, a house-cleaning aimed at taming the biggest political crisis since Chile's return to democracy in 1990...

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Chilean President Pinera to shake up cabinet amid protests [Video]Chilean President Pinera to shake up cabinet amid protests

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Saturday he would shake up his cabinet to quell a week of mass protests against inequality that has rocked the South American nation. Jonah Green reports.

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Police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent protests in Chile [Video]Police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent protests in Chile

Chilean authorities have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent protests in the capital Santiago. The demonstrators were calling for economic reforms in the country. The government has..

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Protesters with hands up shot by police in Chile [Video]Protesters with hands up shot by police in Chile

A video filmed by a Chilean resident who would like to remain anonymous for security reasons, shows the moment when police officers opened fire with pellet guns to protesters with hands up in Santiago..

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Tear gas, arson and a hug mark Chile's protests [Video]Tear gas, arson and a hug mark Chile's protests

Thousands of Chileans are mounting a movement against inequality, in a country once known for being one of the most wealthy and stable regions in Latin America. Michelle Hennessy reports.

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Flights To And From Santiago Halted As Riots, Arson Attacks Ensue [Video]Flights To And From Santiago Halted As Riots, Arson Attacks Ensue

At least three people died in supermarket arson attacks in Chile’s capital Santiago on Saturday. Santiago and other Chilean cities have been engulfed by several days of riots. According to Reuters,..

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Three die after supermarket fire amid Chile riots [Video]Three die after supermarket fire amid Chile riots

At least three people died after a supermarket in the Chilean capital Santiago was set alight by demonstrators, while many flights into the city's airport were suspended as crew were unable to get to..

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Chile's president declares state of emergency in capital Santiago [Video]Chile's president declares state of emergency in capital Santiago

Chile's President Sebastián Piñera has declared a state of emergency inthe capital Santiago as protests against a rise in the cost of public transport have escalated.

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Chile protests: State of emergency declared in Santiago [Video]Chile protests: State of emergency declared in Santiago

Government deploys military in capital as protests against increase in subway ticket prices descended into violence.

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Trump Says He Wants To Meet With Chinese President Before Any Trade Deal Is Finalized [Video]Trump Says He Wants To Meet With Chinese President Before Any Trade Deal Is Finalized

President Donald Trump said he would not likely sign any trade deal until meeting with the Chinese president. According to Reuters, Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the APEC Forum..

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Greta Thunberg takes swipe at world leaders in Iowa [Video]Greta Thunberg takes swipe at world leaders in Iowa

Hundreds of people gathered in Iowa City on Friday to watch Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg speak at a rally to demand that political leaders and institutions take urgent action to combat..

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Chilean police officers set on fire by Molotov cocktails

Reuters photographers covering protests in the central Santiago rallying point of Plaza Italia were getting ready to capture images on Monday as the police set about clearing the square for the..
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Chile's tourism sector reels as visitors cancel trips amid protests

Chile's tourism industry is feeling the pinch amid violent protests that have rocked capital Santiago since last month, with hotel reservations down by half and many cancelling trips after the country..
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Chile cancels APEC trade summit and COP25 climate gathering as Santiago burns

Chile withdrew on Wednesday as the host of an APEC summit next month at which the United States and China had been expected to sign a deal to ease trade tensions hurting the global economy, as raging..
Reuters - Published

Riots, vandalism follow Pinera's cabinet reshuffle in Chile, new calls for protest

Tear gas lingered in the air in downtown Santiago on Tuesday as Chilean commuters made their way to work following another night of fire, looting and riots, in a sign that a cabinet reshuffle by..
Reuters - Published

Water cannon and fires amid Chile unrest

Thousands of protesters return to the streets of Santiago, despite the president's cabinet reshuffle.
BBC News - Published

Chile protests: president sacks whole cabinet after protests

President Piñera lifts overnight curfews after praising a huge peaceful demonstration in Santiago.
BBC News - Published

Chile's 'historic' protest march - from the air

An estimated one million people - some 5% of Chile's population - peacefully marched in Santiago.
BBC News - Published

Chile protests: One million join peaceful march for reform

The president says the government has "heard the message" after the march in the capital Santiago.
BBC News - Published

One million Chileans march in Santiago, city grinds to halt

As many as a million Chileans protested peacefully late into the evening on Friday in the capital Santiago in the biggest rallies yet since violence broke out a week ago over entrenched inequality in..
Reuters - Published

Biggest demonstrations yet rock protest-stricken Chile

As many as a million Chileans protested on Friday in the capital Santiago in the biggest demonstrations yet since violence broke out a week ago over entrenched inequality in the South American nation.
Reuters - Published

Chile says 'no chance' of riots derailing APEC, U.N. climate meet in Santiago

By Natalia A. Ramos Miranda, Dave Sherwood and Aislinn Laing
Reuters - Published

Chile protesters stay in streets as Pinera says their demands 'loud and clear'

Protesters rallied in Santiago and around the country on Thursday afternoon as President Sebastian Pinera sent the first of a promised raft of legislation to Congress in a bid to address calls for an..
Reuters - Published

Chile protests: Social reform pledges fail to quell unrest

Thousands strike in Santiago despite President Piñera's promise to increase pensions and minimum wage.
BBC News - Published

Chile sees first major organized labor strikes since president pledged social reforms

Students and trade unionists led marches through Santiago on Wednesday in the first formally organized demonstration against social inequality since Chilean President Sebastian Pinera pledged social..
Reuters - Published

Protests snarl public transportation in Chile, death toll hits 15

A hobbled metro system and damage to downtown streets snarled public transportation in the Chilean capital Santiago on Tuesday, following days of protests throughout the country that have left 15 dead..
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Chileans desperate for gas, groceries following weekend riots

Chileans confronted hours-long lines at grocery stores and gas stations in the capital Santiago after a weekend of chaos in which at least 11 people were killed amid violent clashes, arson attacks and..
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Chile scrambles to clean up mess after weekend of chaos, violent protests

Chilean authorities scrambled on Monday to clear wreckage and re-open public transportation in the capital Santiago after a weekend of chaos in which at least seven people were killed amid violent..
Reuters - Published

Chile's deadly weekend of fire as youth anger ignites

Chile's capital Santiago has been singed by fire. In riots sparked by anger over fare hikes, masked and hooded protesters have torched buses, metro stations, supermarkets, banks and the high-rise..
Reuters - Published

Chile´s mining industry operating normally despite violent protests: minister

Chile´s mining industry was running as normal despite the violent protests that have rocked the capital, Santiago, and other cities across the world´s top copper producer, Mining Minister Baldo..
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Chile army issues new curfew in Chilean capital Santiago as protests continue

The Chilean military declared another night-time curfew in the capital on Sunday as the government struggled to contain violent protests, looting and arson in the streets over recent fare hikes in..
Reuters - Published

At least three dead in fires amid Chilean riots, flights out of Santiago delayed

At least three people died in supermarket arson attacks in Chile's capital Santiago, and soldiers shot two people during an operation to detain looters, authorities said, as protests entered their..
Reuters - Published

Three die after supermarket set on fire, flights out of Santiago delayed due to Chile riots

At least three people died after a supermarket in the Chilean capital Santiago was set alight by demonstrators, while many flights into the city's airport were suspended as crew were unable to get to..
Reuters - Published

Chile protests: Fare increase suspended as unrest continues

Security forces and demonstrators clash in Santiago as protests over economic issues spread.
BBC News - Published

Troops on streets of Chilean capital Santiago after state of emergency announced

Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent..
Reuters - Published

Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital rocked by riots

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building..
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Chile shuts down capital city metro as violent protests spread

Chilean officials shut down the metro system in Santiago on Friday after demonstrators protesting recent fare hikes took to the streets and attacked subway stops, leaving widespread damage across the..
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How much does lithium cost? The industry can't seem to agree

Opaque pricing for lithium, the powerhouse metal fueling the electric vehicle revolution, is expected to be top of mind this week as the industry's leaders gather in Santiago, with calls rising for..
Reuters - Published

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