Failure to contain COVID jeopardises Latin America recovery: IMF

The economic recovery of Latin America will remain uneven and at risk unless governments take control of the pandemic and COVID-19 cases decrease, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Monday. “If there are no major achievements in vaccinations, if we cannot reverse the trend that we have seen in infections and mortality, then clearly, that […]

Protests erupt in Chile after police fatally shoot street juggler

Hundreds protest in southern Chile and the government holds emergency meeting after street juggler fatally shot by police. Protests have broken out and a municipal building was set on fire in southern Chile after police shot dead a street performer, prompting an emergency government meeting. The shooting took place on Friday in Panguipulli, a popular […]

Police Shoot a Street Juggler in Chile, Setting Off Protests

Buildings were burned during protests in a town in southern Chile on Friday, as angry demonstrators reacted to what officials and local media said was the fatal police shooting of a street juggler. The shooting took place on Friday afternoon in the town of Panguipulli after police officers tried to check the juggler’s identity, ADN […]

Mexico begins COVID vaccine roll-out

Chile and Costa Rica will begin a roll-out of coronavirus vaccinations on Thursday, joining Mexico to be among the first Latin American countries to begin mass immunisation campaigns. Mexico started a mass vaccination programme on Thursday, with a nurse the first to be shown receiving the jab in the country with one of the world’s […]

COVID reaches Antarctica

Chile’s armed forces say at least 36 people have been infected at its Bernardo O’Higgins base, a remote research station. The coronavirus has landed in Antarctica, the last continent previously free from COVID-19, Chile’s military said this week, as health and army officials scrambled to clear out and quarantine staff from a remote research station […]

In Pictures: Chileans celebrate landmark referendum victory #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Chileans voted overwhelmingly in a landmark referendum on Sunday to replace their dictatorship-era constitution, long seen as underpinning the nation’s glaring economic and social inequalities. The result set off celebrations across the capital and other cities after voters threw out the constitution left by the 1973-1990 regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet. Thousands of people flocked […]

Celebrations in Chile as voters back rewriting constitution #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Tens of thousands of Chileans have taken to Santiago’s main square in celebration after people across the country overwhelmingly backed re-writing Chile’s dictatorship-era constitution that many see as the root cause of the country’s social and economic inequalities. In Santiago’s Plaza Italia, the focus of the massive and often violent protests last year which sparked […]