Demonstrators gathered in Chile's public squares on Thursday for another round of protests, which have paralysed daily life for almost a month. This time protests were pegged to the anniversary of a young indigenous man Mapuche, who was shot dead by police in circumstances that are still under investigation. At least 24 people have died and thousands injured in clashes between protesters and police.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera Friday appointed General Mario Rozas as the new director of Carabineros following the dismissal of General Hermes Soto on Thursday after three vídeos of the force's unproper handling of the Catrillanca case were released.
Carabineros Director General Hermes Soto Monday admitted his force would freeze the Jungle Commando training programme in Colombia. We have no plans to continue sending people to train there, he said.