Chile announced on Friday it will stage a referendum to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution next year — a key demand of protesters after nearly a month of sometimes violent civil unrest.
Chile’s footballers have refused to play in next week’s friendly against Peru due to the weeks-long crisis in their country, the football association (ANFP) said in a statement on Wednesday.
A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard “lost radio communication” on Monday after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, Chile’s Air Force said.
Protesters clashed with police as thousands took to the streets of Chile’s capital on Friday for a demonstration that marked 50 days since the outbreak of the country’s worst civil unrest in decades
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday ended a state of emergency that lasted more than a week amid mass protests, but demonstrations continued nonetheless.
Rioting swept through the crowded jail overnight in the Colombian capital Bogota amid rising tensions over the virus in the penitentiary system.