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Why some see Chile's plastic bag ban as a rubbish proposal

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, 2:56

Chile has banned stores from handing out free plastic bags to shoppers and it is a headache for some.
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Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over child abuse claims

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 13:15

Pope Francis ordered the move amid allegations linking the prelates to the sexual abuse of minors.
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Bolivia sea dispute: UN rules in Chile's favour

Monday, October 1st 2018, 16:14
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The ICJ rules that Chile does not have to negotiate granting Bolivia sovereign access to the sea.
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Church sex abuse: 'I was forced to swim naked with our priest'

Friday, September 28th 2018, 16:53

Two victims of clerical sexual abuse in Chile speak out about their ordeal.
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Puppies steal spotlight at Chile military parade

Friday, September 21st 2018, 8:46
related places: Santiago

All eyes were on nine young golden retrievers at Chile's annual military parade in Santiago.
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'How I escaped the priest who abused me'

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 0:54
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Chile's abuse scandal began when Dr James Hamilton spoke out about being abused by a priest, Fernando Karadima.
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Fort Lauderdale airport gunman sentenced to life

Friday, August 17th 2018, 18:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Esteban Santiago, an Iraq war veteran, was handed five life sentences for the 2017 attack.
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Whale rescued from fishing net in Chile

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 4:27

The mammal was freed in an operation led by the Chilean Navy.
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Chile minister resigns over Human Rights Museum row

Monday, August 13th 2018, 23:27

Chile's culture minister steps down after just four days, over comments about a human rights museum.
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Chile unveils street art for blind people in Santiago

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 10:19
related places: Santiago

Tactile boards have been introduced in Chile's capital to make the city's murals more accessible.
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Chile police raid Catholic Church offices amid sex abuse scandal

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 4:46

Documents are seized amid a child abuse scandal and subsequent cover-up that has shaken Chile.
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Pope accepts Chilean bishops' resignation over abuse scandal

Monday, June 11th 2018, 14:15

Among the three to go in the wake of a child sexual abuse scandal is Juan Barros.
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In pictures: Chile students protest against harassment

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 10:53

The march was the latest in a wave of protests against violence against women and sexual harassment.
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West Ham manager Pellegrini mugged at gunpoint in Chile

Monday, June 4th 2018, 13:25
related places: Santiago

Manuel Pellegrini and his wife were targeted on their way to a restaurant in Santiago, Chile.
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Chile transgender: 'Growing up here is torture'

Thursday, May 31st 2018, 1:56

Why members of Chile's transgender community are lobbying for a change in the law.
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'Sorry' Pope Francis invites Chile sex abuse victims to Vatican

Wednesday, April 11th 2018, 20:00

Francis says he wants to apologise in person at the Vatican over his accusation of slander.
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Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 18:03

Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history.
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Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 8:09

Competitors performed acrobatics from heights of up to 27m (89ft) in Chile.
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Santiago Maldonado: Body found in search for Argentine activist

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 22:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's political parties suspend election campaigning as experts work to identify the body.
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Mexico earthquake hit church during christening

Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 2:33

A two-month-old baby was one of a number of people who died at the Santiago Apostol church.
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Change ahead

Monday, September 18th 2017, 23:40

Chilean fishing communities tell how their lives changed after their waters became a marine reserve.
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Santiago Maldonado: Thousands march for missing activist

Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 0:56

He went missing at an indigenous-rights demonstration in Patagonia a month ago, witnesses say.
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Where is Santiago Maldonado? Argentina searches for missing protester

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 19:54

The country is gripped and angered by the disappearance of a man at an indigenous rights protest.
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Chile's Atacama desert: World's driest place in bloom after surprise rain

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 11:41

Flowers are blooming in the Atacama desert in northern Chile after unusual rainfall in the region.
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Chile abortion: Court approves easing total ban

Monday, August 21st 2017, 21:16
related places: Santiago

News of the judges' ruling by 6-4 led to celebrations among left-of centre parties in Santiago.
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Chile sect: German court jails fugitive doctor over child sex abuse

Monday, August 14th 2017, 19:23
related countries: Germany Germany

The court upholds a sentence passed in Chile over his involvement in child sex abuse.
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Rare snowfall blankets Santiago

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 20:47
related places: Santiago

Residents of Chile's capital city enjoy the cold weather.
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Chile turns chilly as Santiago hit by rare heavy snowfall

Saturday, July 15th 2017, 20:44
related places: Santiago

A cold snap in Santiago leads to blackouts, leaving about 250,000 residents without power.
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Nabila Rifo: Chile court cuts jail term of attacker

Wednesday, July 12th 2017, 17:19

A Chilean man wins a reduced sentence for one of the country's most brutal domestic violence cases.
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Germany win football Confederations Cup

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 21:21
related countries: Germany Germany

World champions Germany secure a first Confederations Cup title by beating Chile in Sunday's final in St Petersburg.
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Confederations Cup: Chile businessman offers fans 5,000 flags

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 1:19
related countries: Germany Germany

He hopes to give Chile's football team a boost before the Confederations Cup final against Germany.
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