Hundreds protest in Chile over the murder of 16-year-old girl | AFP

Hundreds of women protest in the Chilean city of Quilpue, near the port town of Valparaiso, over the murder of 16-year-old Ambar Cornejo, whose body was discovered in the home of his mother’s partner, shocking the country when it became known that the alleged suspect was on probation following a conviction for the 2005 murder of his ex-partner and her son.

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A decade on, Chilean mining heroes, bitter and divided | AFP

Ten years after being trapped at the bottom of the San Jose mine in northern Chile, Mario Sepulveda dreams of returning to his trade. Jimmy Sanchez, the youngest of the group, is haunted by nightmares. And Jose Ojeda, the author of the famous message that announced to the world that they were alive, cries out for help. Many of “the 33 miners of Atacama” feel like heroes fallen into oblivion and abandonment.

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Clashes between police and indigenous Mapuche erupt in central Chile | AFP

Police clash with members of the indigenous Mapuche community in the central Chilean town of Temuco, south of capital Santiago, as protests from the community has intensified in recent weeks over logging and land rights.

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A decade later, shuttered San Jose mine has become open-air museum | AFP

A decade after a cave-in trapped 33 miners deep inside the San Jose mine in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert, they continue to fight a legal battle to recover the rights to broadcast their story and for compensation from the Chilean state.

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Attack causes the derailment of a freight train in the Mapuche region of Chile | AFP

A freight train was derailed after being attacked by a group of people in the Araucan铆a Region, in southern Chile, shaken for weeks by a series of attacks attributed to radical Mapuche groups.

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Chilean suspect Zepeda in court for Japanese student murder trial | AFP

Murder suspect Nicolas Zepeda arrives in Besancon after his extradition from Chile to face a possible trial over the 2016 disappearance of his Japanese ex-girlfriend.

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Chile: Zepeda arrives at Santiago airport to be extradited to France | AFP

Nicolas Zepeda, accused of murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend in the French city of Besancon in 2016, arrives at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport in Santiago to be extradited to France.

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Chile: Zepeda arrives at Santiago airport to be extradited to France | AFP

Chilean Nicolas Zepeda, accused of murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend in the French city of Besancon in 2016, arrives at the Arturo Merino Ben铆tez Airport in Santiago to be extradited to France.

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Chile’s Senate passes pension reform law | AFP

Chile’s Senate votes to approve a law allowing citizens to withdraw up to 10 percent of their pension funds to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. N掳1VM896

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Chile: images of building where Zepeda is under house arrest ahead of extradition | AFP

Images of the building where Nicolas Zepeda is currently under house arrest in Valparaiso, Chile, before his extradition to France to face charges for the murder of his Japanese ex-girlfriend.

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Chile’s lower house approves early pension fund withdrawal | AFP

Chilean congressmen and women approve a bill to allow a 10% withdrawal of pension funds in Santiago after a night of protests and the in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. IMAGES

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Chilean violin-playing nurse brings joy to COVID-19 patients | AFP

Nurse Damaris Silva plays her violin down the corridors of El Pino public hospital in Santiagio, Chile, bringing melodies and comfort to patients, some of which are trying to beat COVID-19.

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Manifestaci贸n en Chile por muerte de enfermera a causa de COVID-19

Manifestaci贸n en Chile por muerte de enfermera a causa de COVID-19

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In Chile, a classroom on wheels brings school to rural children | AFP

In southern Chile, a small school is using vans to bring the classroom closer to children living in rural areas, many of Mapuche origin and without access to computers or the internet in a country semi-paralyzed by the pandemic.

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Pinera swears in new Chilean Health minister after predecessor resigns | AFP

President Sebastian Pinera swears in Chile’s new Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, after his predecessor, Jaime Manalich, resigned as the coronavirus pandemic is hitting the country hard despite a quarantine in place in the capital for more than a month. IMAGES

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Chile: m谩s de 600 bolivianos acampan para ser repatriados

Chile: m谩s de 600 bolivianos acampan para ser repatriados

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Virus spread ‘still accelerating’ in Brazil, Peru, Chile: PAHO | AFP

Carissa Etienne, the director of the Pan American Health Organization, expresses concern over signs that the spread of the new coronavirus is still accelerating in Brazil, Peru and Chile.

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Violent protests in Chile over lockdown | AFP

Clashes between residents and police break out in the poor El Bosque neighbourhood of Santiago. People are angry over a lack of food and work amid the ongoing lockdown of the Chilean capital as a result of the coronavirus.

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Chile capital silenced amid lockdown over COVID-19 surge | AFP

With near-deserted streets and police checks, the seven million people of Chile’s capital, Santiago, began a strict quarantine Saturday after a sharp resurgence of coronavirus cases. Having remained below 1,000 a day last month, the daily average has shot up to well over 2,000 new infections a day.

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14 rare rhea birds released to help preserve species in Chilean Patagonia | AFP

Fourteen rheas, also known as nandus, are released in the Patagonia National Park in southern Chile, as part of a programme seeking to preserve the species on the brink of extinction.

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Here’s the latest for Sunday, May 10: Chile cemeteries closed on Mother’s Day due to virus; Seoul mayor closes bars after infections tied to clubgoers; kidnapped Italian aid worker released; unusual, orange-plumed pelican rescued by Israeli vets. (May 10)

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A need for face masks inspires business ventures across Latin America | AFP

Across Latin America, businesses are diversifying to respond the changes in the market brought about by the the coronavirus pandemic. In Bolivia, a collective is selling face masks to support victims of domestic abuse, who may be in increased danger in confinment with violent partners. At a Mexican market, sellers struggle to keep up with the overwhelming demand for their popular creations, whilst in Chile, a business is manufacturing its facial cover-ups with a special ingredient.

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Chilean police disperse May Day protest with water cannons, arrests | AFP

Police cannons spray water at dozens of demonstrators in Chile’s capital who defied a lockdown order to gather at a square on May Day, which also led to a dozen arrests. IMAGES

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