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Could Chile show the United States how to rebuild its democracy?

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Chile always gave the lie to the cold war claim that the United States stood for democracy. When its voters in 1970 showed the temerity (“irresponsibility”, Henry Kissinger called it) to elect socialist Salvador Allen...

‘Very worrying’: is a far-right radical about to take over in Chile?

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María Irene Campos was a woman on a mission. “I want to send the message that Chile will never again be communist,” the 74-year-old retiree proclaimed as she hit the streets last Friday to catch a glimpse of the man s...

Chile: candidates battle for moderate votes as presidential race nears end

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Chile’s presidential race is hurtling towards its conclusion with the two remaining candidates battling to secure moderate votes in a deeply divided political landscape. Far-right candidate José Antonio Kast secured a...

‘A bit of hope’: Chile legalizes same-sex marriage

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A historic vote granting equal marriage rights to same-sex couples in Chile has been heralded by activists as a triumph and a blow to the conservative agenda of presidential candidate José Antonio Kast. Kast won the m...

‘A fairer Chile’: ex-student leader bids to reshape country in divisive election

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During the long, grey winter of 2011, thousands of Chilean university students occupied their campuses for months to demand free, high-quality education for all. Now, a decade after they brought their demands to the t...

Chile far-right candidate rides anti-migrant wave in presidential poll

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Hopes for a more progressive Chile have been dealt a blow as a far-right candidate surges in opinion polls ahead of the first presidential election since massive demonstrations against inequality erupted in 2019. A m...

Chile president Piñera faces impeachment after Pandora papers leak

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Opposition politicians have launched impeachment proceedings against Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, over possible irregularities in the sale of a mining company, after new details about the deal were revealed in...

Chile protest leader reveals he lied about having cancer

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Chile’s efforts to rewrite its Pinochet-era constitution have been rocked by the revelation that one of its most prominent members has been lying about his very public battle with cancer. Rodrigo Rojas Vade, 37, admit...

Coronavirus live news: Chile approves Sinovac for children six and older; Vietnam jails man who breached quarantine

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Chile is first country in Latin America to approve Covid vaccine for children six and older; Vietnam sentences man who passed Covid to at least eight people

Tiger kills woman working in safari park in Chile

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A young woman working at a safari park in Chile has died after a tiger attacked her, police said. The woman, who has not been identified by police, was among staff cleaning and carrying out maintenance work on Friday ...

Ellen White’s double leads Team GB to opening Olympics win over Chile

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After the clasp of teammates around Ellen White peeled away following her close-range strike against Chile that brought Team GB’s first goal in 3,277 days, the forward looked down and held her hands to her face in her...

Uruguay earn Copa América draw with Chile as Luis Suárez forces Vidal error

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Uruguay ended a goal drought stretching back to November 2020 but needed an own goal from Arturo Vidal to rescue a point against Chile in their Group A encounter. Chile took the lead midway through the first half in C...

Copa América: Ben Brereton caps full Chile debut with winner against Bolivia

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Ben Brereton enjoyed a dream full debut for Chile, as his early strike sealed a 1-0 win over Bolivia in their Copa América match in Cuiabá. The Blackburn forward was born in Stoke and played for England at youth level...

‘A new Chile’: political elite rejected in vote for constitutional assembly

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Chile’s established political elite has been roundly rejected at the polls six months ahead of a pivotal presidential election, as the country turned to a progressive new generation to write the next chapter in its hi...

‘A game-changing moment’: Chile constitution could set new gender equality standard

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Women’s rights activists in Chile say that the country’s new constitution will catalyze progress for women in the country – and could set a new global standard for gender equality in politics. In a two-day vote this w...

Chile imposes lockdowns to fight new Covid wave despite vaccination success

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Despite mounting the world’s fastest per-capita Covid-19 vaccination campaign, Chile has been forced to announce strict new lockdowns as it plunges deeper into a severe second wave of cases which is stretching intensi...

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