Chile

Chilean 'carabineros' walk past burned vehicles after a forest fire in Quilpue, Viña del Mar, Chile, on February 4, 2024. - Chileans Sunday feared a rise in the death toll from wildfires blazing across the South American country that have already killed at least 51 people, leaving bodies in the street and homes gutted. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP)

Wildfires scorch central Chile, death toll tops 110

The death toll from central Chile's blazing wildfires climbed to at least 112 people on Sunday, after President Gabriel Boric warned the number would rise "significantly" as teams search gutted neighborhoods.
6 months ago
Aerial view of the forest fire that affects the hills of the city of Viña del Mar in the Las Pataguas sector, Chile, taken on February 3, 2024. - The region of Valparaoso and Viña del Mar, in central Chile, woke up on Saturday with a partial curfew to allow the movement of evacuees and the transfer of emergency equipment in the midst of a series of unprecedented fires, authorities reported. (Photo by Javier TORRES / AFP)

Chile wildfires kill at least 51 in ‘unprecedented catastrophe’

Wildfires blazing across Chile have killed at least 51 people, leaving bodies in the street and homes gutted, with flames continuing to spread on Sunday and the toll expected to rise.
6 months ago
Sylvie Galley, the lawyer of the family of murdered Japanese student Narumi Kurosaki, holds a picture of Narumi Kurosaki on the first day of the appeal trial of Nicolas Zepeda, a Chilean man accused of allegedly murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend in France in 2016, in Vesoul, eastern France, on December 4, 2023. - Nicolas Zepeda, convicted at first instance of the 2016 murder of his Japanese ex-girlfriend Narumi Kurosaki, is back for an appeal trial at the Vesoul assize court on December 4, 2023. (Photo by Sebastien Bozon / AFP)

Chilean appeals conviction for murdering Japanese ex-girlfriend

A French court on Monday opened the appeal trial for a Chilean man who was sentenced to 28 years in prison last year for murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend, Narumi Kurosaki. [ad] The
8 months ago
Handout picture released by the Chilean Presidency showing Chile's President Gabriel Boric speaking as he and the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell give a statement to the press at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago, on April 27, 2022. (Photo by Ximena NAVARRO / Chilean Presidency / AFP) /

Chile president says referendum will be last attempt at constitutional reform

Chile's President Gabriel Boric said on Wednesday that a referendum due in December will be his government's second and last attempt to reform the constitution, saying the country needs stability.
8 months ago
Commemorative images are projected on the facade of La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago on September 11, 2023, on the 50th anniversary of the coup d'etat that brought Augusto Pinochet to power. - Chile on Monday marked 50 years of Pinochet's coup d'etat, with political divisions over the legacy of his brutal dictatorship on stark display. Commemorations of the violent US-backed ouster of Marxist leader Salvador Allende still evoke strong emotions, and police fired teargas and water cannon at protesters who vandalized the presidency on the anniversary's eve. (Photo by Javier TORRES / AFP)

Politically divided Chile marks 50-year coup anniversary

Chile on Monday marked 50 years since the coup d’etat that brought Augusto Pinochet to power, with political divisions over the legacy of his brutal dictatorship on stark display. [ad] Commemorations of
11 months ago
Venezuelan migrants board a bus that will take them to a shelter in the city of Arica, Chile on May 5, 2023. - A first repatriation flight for hundreds of Venezuelan migrants stranded on the border with Peru following the tightening of migration controls, will arrive in Chile early Sunday morning, Chilean Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren stated. The flight, sent by the Venezuelan government, will land in the city of Arica, to pick up migrants waiting on the Chilean side at the Chacalluta border crossing and another group in the Peruvian city of Tacna. (Photo by AGUSTIN MERCADO / AFP)

Plane carrying stranded Venezuelan migrants departs Chile

A plane carrying more than a hundred Venezuelan migrants left Chile on Sunday, in a repatriation flight for people who have been stranded for weeks at the northern border with Peru.
1 year ago
A forest fire affects the hills of Vina del Mar, where hundreds of houses are located, in the Valparaiso Region, Chile, on December 23, 2022. - At least two people died and some 400 homes have been damaged or destroyed in a fire that broke out Thursday in the Chilean seaside resort of Vina del Mar, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency. (Photo by JAVIER TORRES / AFP)

Two dead, 400 homes damaged in Chilean seaside resort town fire

At least two people died and some 400 homes have been damaged or destroyed in a fire that broke out Thursday in the Chilean seaside resort of Vina del Mar, prompting the
2 years ago
Chile's President Gabriel Boric speaks during his first annual address at the national congress building in Valparaiso, Chile June 1, 2022. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chile president says planning to open embassy in Palestinian territories

President Gabriel Boric of Chile, whose country has the largest Palestinian population outside of the Middle East, said Wednesday that he planned to open an embassy "in Palestine".
2 years ago
Soldiers provide security at a polling station being set up ahead of Sunday's referendum on whether to adopt a new constitution, in Santiago on September 3, 2022. - A proposed new constitution, drafted over a year by a specially-elected assembly of 154 members, comes up for approval in a referendum on September 4. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

Chile expected to reject overhaul of dictatorship-era constitution

Chileans head to the polls on Sunday to choose whether to adopt a new constitution that aims to shift its market-driven society into one that is more welfare-based, while enacting broad institutional
2 years ago
Handout picture released by the Chilean Presidency showing Chile's President Gabriel Boric speaking as he and the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell give a statement to the press at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago, on April 27, 2022. (Photo by Ximena NAVARRO / Chilean Presidency / AFP) /

Chile president to receive draft constitution

After being worked on for a year, Chile's new draft constitution will be officially submitted to President Gabriel Boric on Monday before eventually being put to a referendum in the deeply polarized
2 years ago
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