World Dec 10, 2019

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard

A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard "lost radio communication" Monday after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, Chile's Air Force said. It said 17 of those aboard were crew and the other 21 were passengers. A "dismayed" ...

More Sports / Auto Racing Nov 29, 2019

Rally of Chile axed as deadly unrest grips country

Chile's round of the 2020 world rally championship was axed on Thursday, the latest high-profile event cancelled in the wake of violent unrest in the troubled South America nation which has left 23 people dead. "It's with great sadness that we have cancelled the scheduled ...

Chile foresees 'difficult' wildfire season ahead, fears more arson

World Nov 20, 2019

Chile foresees 'difficult' wildfire season ahead, fears more arson

Chile faces a "very difficult" season of wildfires because of high temperatures, a persistent drought and an increase in arson, Agriculture Minister Antonio Walker said on Tuesday, adding to the woes of a country damaged by violent socioeconomic protests in the past month. Firefighters have ...

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

World Nov 11, 2019

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

Chile announced Sunday it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship — a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks. The new constitution will be drafted by a body called ...