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  • Monday, May 23rd 2022 - 09:25 UTC

    COVID-19 continues to spread in Argentina, Chile

    Omicron continues to kill people and it is also highly transmissible, Dabanch said

    Argentina's Health Ministry Sunday reported 43,487 new cases of COVID-19 in the last seven days, a 27.94% increase over the previous report, in addition to 49 deaths due to the pandemic in the same period. The number of weekly cases has grown by more than 284% in one month.

  • Saturday, May 21st 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Chile's armed forces will respond if they have to, minister says

    ”If they want to use these demands to cover up or disguise organized crime, (...) our government will be clear and will not rest in finding those responsible,” Siches said.

    Chile's Interior Minister Izkia Siches has warned the armed forces would “respond” in case of an attack by radical Mapuche groups after the state of emergency has been reimposed in La Araucanía due to increasing violence.

  • Friday, May 20th 2022 - 19:22 UTC

    Bachelet insists the most vulnerable sectors need more attention

    Bachelet believes there is hope with Chile's new Constitution

    Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said this week during a forum in Panama City that promoting a ceasefire in the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine was essential in order for vulnerable populations to recover from the impact caused by higher prices in energy and food.

  • Wednesday, May 18th 2022 - 21:44 UTC

    Chile's Lower House passes controversial bill for “menstruating persons”

    The bill does not include the word “woman” even once

    A bill passed Monday by Chile's Lower House using the expression “menstruating person” to refer to biologically female individuals regardless of their own gender perception has sparked controversy nationwide and across the region on social media, it was reported.

  • Wednesday, May 18th 2022 - 21:37 UTC

    Chile back to state of exception in southern provinces

    Siches had experienced first-hand what radical indigenous groups can do

    Despite its reluctance to resort to the same constitutional mechanisms adopted by the Sebastián Piñera administration, the Chilean Government of leftwing President Gabriel Boric Font Wednesday announced a state of exception to address violence in the indigenous southern zones.

  • Tuesday, May 17th 2022 - 09:46 UTC

    Security becomes a concern for Chile's gov't

    The Defense Minister's home was not properly defended

    Chile's Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Giorgio Jackson, Monday admitted the Government was reviewing security measures to be taken in the future following a robbery at the home of Defense Minister Maya Fernández and a shooting against one of President Gabriel Boric Font's bodyguards.

  • Monday, May 16th 2022 - 09:49 UTC

    Shaky weekend as Santiago mourned slain reporter

    “Francisca did not leave us. They killed her,” wrote Señal 3, the outlet she worked for

    Riots rocked the Chilean capital city of Santiago as protesters demanded justice for slain reporter Francisca Sandoval, who died recently after being fatally shot while covering the May 1 Labor Day demonstrations.

  • Monday, May 16th 2022 - 08:58 UTC

    Chile's Constitutional Convention releases draft

    If not approved in the plebiscite, the Pinochet-era Constitution will remain in force

    Chile's Constitutional Convention Sunday published the draft of the text it penned to replace the Carta Magna inherited from 1980 and which was inspired by former military dictator Augusto Pinochet.

  • Monday, May 16th 2022 - 01:02 UTC

    China's Sinovac Biotech building vaccine plant in Chile investing US$ 100 million

    The plant in the Santiago region will be able to fill and finish some 50 million doses annually, and should be ready before 2023

    Chinese pharmaceutical Sinovac Biotech Ltd which makes one of the vaccines against Covid 19 most in several Latin American countries initiated on Thursday the construction of its first fill and finish plant in Chile, consolidating its presence in the Latin American country that has used its Covid-19 shot the most.

  • Thursday, May 12th 2022 - 19:32 UTC

    CAM calls for Mapuche armed resistance in southern Chile

    Boric's intentions are not enough for radical Mapuche groups

    Despite the head of state's pro-Native People's rights stance, a Mapuche group in southern Chile Wednesday likened current President Gabriel Boric Font to his rightwing predecessor Sebastián Piñera and called for armed resistance in the face of a possible military deployment.