Thousands of people gathered on Tuesday in Brasilia outside Brazil's Congress to protest against the austerity plan of President Michel Temer and against what they see as attempts to shield corrupt politicians. Student groups and labor unions organized the demonstration to coincide with a debate in the Senate on Temer's proposal for a constitutional amendment that would cap public spending for 20 years.
Chilean riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons Tuesday to disperse violent protesters of an originally peaceful student demonstration that turned wild in the capital Santiago. Police said 273 protestors were detained and 23 police officers injured.
It has been a tough and discouraging tourist season this summer for Punta Arenas and its area of influence according to local operators and the hotel industry.