Chile


Chile football season called off early amid protests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Football is Chile’s most popular sport (file photo) The football federation in Chile has announced it is to cancel the rest of the season due to security concerns following…


Amnesty International: Chile using violence as a deterrent

Image copyright EPA Image caption Protesters are demanding widespread social reforms Security forces in Chile have deliberately injured people taking part in the current mass demonstrations, Amnesty International says. The rights group said the aim…


Chile protests: Thousands clash with police

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Santiago as unrest entered a second month. Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters who threw Molotov cocktails. Twenty-two people have died and more…


Chile protests: President Piñera condemns police ‘abuses’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police have been accused of aiming at protesters’ eyes Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera has acknowledged that the police committed “abuses” when dealing with protests which have been rocking the country…



In pictures: Clashes in Chile amid national strike

Mass protests and a nationwide strike have brought parts of Chile to a standstill as discontent over inequality in the country continues. The unrest began almost a month ago, originally triggered by a now-suspended rise…