Chileans receive the first deposits from their 10% emergency pension fund withdrawals | AFP

Chileans queue for more than an hour in a busy street of Santiago as they wait to receive the first deposits from their 10% emergency pension fund withdrawals. The decision was approved by Chilean congress and implemented this week to try to reboost the economy amid pandemic.

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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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France charges Chilean with murder of Japanese ex-girlfriend | AFP

Chilean Nicolas Zepeda was charged with murder shortly after being extradited to France over the 2016 disappearance of his Japanese ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said on Friday. Zepeda, 29, is the only suspect in the disappearance and alleged murder of Narumi Kurosaki, whose body has not been found, in a case that has gripped Japan and France. fom local prosecutor and lawyer for Kurosaki’s familyN°1VQ6LO

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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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Lawyer of murdered Japanese student arrives for French trial | AFP

Sylvie Galley, a lawyer for Narumi Kurosaki’s family, arrives at the Besançon courthouse ahead of the trial of Nicolas Zepeda, the Chilean national extradited to France on suspicion of having murdered his former Japanese girlfriend in 2016.

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Lawyers arrive before trial of Chilean accused of murdering Japanese ex | AFP

Defense lawyer Jacqueline Laffont and public prosecutor Etienne Manteaux, arrive at the Besançon courthouse ahead of the trial of Nicolas Zepeda, the Chilean national extradited to France on suspicion of having murdered his former Japanese girlfriend Narumi Kurosaki in 2016.

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Extradition of Chilean man accused of murdering Japanese woman begins | AFP

Chilean Nicolas Zepeda, accused of murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend in the French city of Besancon in 2016, leaves the house where he was under house arrest in Valparaiso escorted by police, to be extradited to France.

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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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Students return to classes on remote Coronavirus-free Easter Island | AFP

Before reopening restaurants, gyms or hotels, on the remote Easter Island, a Chilean territory in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so they can keep learning and to care for their mental health, after 100 days without contagion from COVID-19.

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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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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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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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Boats show support for Chilean healthcare workers | AFP

Boats in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso blow their horns in support of the city’s health workers, who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

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Coronavirus: Hundreds of Bolivians under quarantine in Chile before returning to their country | AFP

Almost 800 Bolivians will undergo a quarantine in the Chilean city of Iquique after the governments of Chile and Bolivia agreed to allow them to cross the border.

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Chilean zoo animals hunt Easter eggs | AFP

A Chilean zoo celebrates easter by feeding its animals with food-filled Easter eggs. The treats made from ostrich and turkey eggs were handed to lemurs, orangutans and pumas at Buin Zoo, while rhinos were given an Easter-themed ball to play with.

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Coronavirus: Chilean miner tells nation to not give up | AFP

Mario Sepulveda, one the 33 Chilean miners who spent 69 days trapped in a collapsed mine, sends a message to his fellow countrymen, telling them to not give up, follow government guidelines, and take care of their health.

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Chile police use tear gas, water cannon against protesters | AFP

Police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters as violence again breaks out in the streets of Chile’s capital, Santiago. Fueled by outrage at president Sebastian Pinera and the Chilean elite that controls most of the country’s wealth, the South American nation has seen since October its worst social unrest since the transition to democracy in 1990. Pinera announced Friday that large public gatherings are no longer allowed.

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Chile: Protesters clash with police on second anniversary of Pinera presidency | AFP

Chilean protesters and police clash on the second anniversary of President Sebastian Pinera coming to power.

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