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 ...

Russian trolls are stoking conflict in Chile, U.S. warns

World / Social Issues Nov 1, 2019

Russian trolls are stoking conflict in Chile, U.S. warns

The U.S. State Department warned on Thursday that it had seen indications of Russian "influence" on recent unrest in Chile, where two weeks of protests and riots have rocked the administration of President Sebastian Pinera. A senior State Department official said there were "clear indications" ...

Chile president seeks cross-party help to end street violence

World / Social Issues Oct 23, 2019

Chile president seeks cross-party help to end street violence

President Sebastian Pinera held a meeting with leaders of some of Chile's opposition parties Tuesday, aiming to find a way to end street violence that has claimed 15 lives amid sustained protests. Three parties, including Chile's largest opposition group the Socialist Party, boycotted the meeting, ...