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Gabriel Boric, 36, to usher in new era for Chile as he takes presidential oath

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After a dizzying rise from student protest leader to head of state in just over a decade, Gabriel Boric is set to be sworn in on Friday as Chile’s youngest ever president. A month on from his 36th birthday, Boric will...

Chile: students force closure of Santiago schools over sexual harassment and violence

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Student strikes have forced a string of school closures across Chile’s capital amid growing anger over sexist and violent behaviour only weeks after the country returned to in-person classes after two years of Covid-1...

Chile announces unprecedented plan to ration water as drought enters 13th year

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As a punishing, record-breaking drought enters its 13th year, Chile has announced an unprecedented plan to ration water for the capital of Santiago, a city of nearly 6 million. “A city can’t live without water,” Claud...

Chile finalises new draft constitution to replace Pinochet-era document

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After 10 months of fraught negotiations, Chile has finalised the draft of a new constitution that could replace the document drawn up during Gen Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. María Elisa Quinteros, the president of...

Chile government apologizes to woman for forced sterilization

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The Chilean state has apologised to a woman who was forcibly sterilised by doctors because she was HIV positive. The woman, known only as Francisca and then 20, was diagnosed with HIV in March 2002 while pregnant with...

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