A Chilean special forces captain has been arrested for assault in relation to an incident in which a woman was blinded by a tear gas canister during the massive social protests that rocked the country in 2019.
United States pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has added Chile, Argentina, and Peru to the Latin nations where it plans to conduct Phase III trials for its vaccine against COVID-19, the company confirmed on Wednesday.
Chilean truckers went on strike on Thursday in protest over violence affecting them in the country’s restive Araucania province and the slow progress through the congress of a raft of security and justice bills.
LATAM Airlines have confirmed to the Falkland Islands government that the Punta Arenas-Santiago route will remain suspended until at least 2 January 2021, and the situation will be reviewed near that date.
Braving the pandemic, Chileans begin campaigning on Wednesday for a referendum on amending their dictatorship-era constitution -- for many a symbol of entrenched social and economic inequality.
Moody's Investors Service, (“Moody's”) has changed the outlook to negative from stable on the Government of Chile and affirmed the A1 long-term local and foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings, and the (P)A1 foreign currency senior unsecured shelf ratings.
Truck drivers in Chile late on Sunday called for a countrywide strike to begin Thursday if President Sebastian Piñera and Congress do not act immediately to stem a rising tide of attacks against their number in Chile´s Araucania region.
The Chilean congress passed a measure to ensure that safety protocols will be regulated at voting booths during the coming plebiscite this October. The measure states that the Electoral Service will dictate health safety rules regarding social distancing for voting throughout the country.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera highlighted an attack in the country´s Araucania region that resulted in the injury of a 9-year-old girl, saying it was a reason to crack down on violent unrest in Chile's south.
The Chief Medical Officer from Magallanes Region, extreme south of Chile resigned following an outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Punta Arenas and serious statements from the Chilean minister of Health which were interpreted as criticisms towards the management of the pandemic