Experts work on bus stop blast scene in Chilean capital (2)

Chilean police and bomb squads work on the scene of an explosion at a bus stop in the center of capital Santiago that injured five people, with authorities referring to it as a “terrorist attack”.

Experts work on bus stop blast scene in Chilean capital

Chilean authorities work on the scene of a blast at a bus stop in the center of the Chilean capital Santiago that injured four people. IMAGES

Wild puma rescued from tree in Chilean capital

A wild puma kept watch over a neighborhood of Chile’s capital Santiago for 15 hours in a tree before it was rescued.

Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return

A delegation from Easter Island, backed by the Chilean government, is in London to ask for the return of a Moaï statue important to the indigenous people of the island and on display at the British Museum since 1869.

Demonstrators clash with police in Chile pro-Mapuche protest

Police use water cannons and tear gas against pro-Mapuche protesters in the Chilean capital after a police operation killed a young Mapuche man in the south of the country, reviving tensions and allegations of state persecution of indigenous people.

Pope, Chilean president had “frank” talk about abuse scandal

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera says he has had a “frank meeting” with Pope Francis about the “difficult situation” facing the Church in Chile, a country hit hard by the cleric abuse scandal, on a visit to the Vatican.

Pope meets Chilean President to discuss abuse scandal

Pope Francis meets the president of Chile Sebastian Pinera at the Vatican. IMAGES

Chilean teachers march demanding better working conditions

Thousands of Chilean professors march in the streets of Santiago, during a 48-hour strike, protesting against President Sebastian Pinera’s government and demanding better working conditions.

Chilean students protest against a bill on youth work

Clashes between protesters and police erupt as Chilean students protest against a bill from president Sebastian Piñera creating a special work status for students between 18 and 28.

Chilean exhibit allows visitors to listen to whales’ ‘voices’

An exhibit in Chile on whales that uses animations, videos and recordings to bring the mammals’ “voices” to life seeks to reveal the secrets of the numerous whale populations that transit the South Pacific.