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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Dozens gather for May Day protest in Chile’s capital despite lockdown | AFP

Dozens of demonstrators defy Chile’s nationwide lockdown order to gather at a square in Santiago and protest in favour of workers on May Day. IMAGES

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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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Her Sight Impaired by Police, a Chilean Woman Rejoins Protests Resurging in Santiago

Natalia Aravena, 25, a nurse from Santiago, lost an eye after she was shot with a tear gas bomb shot off by a police officer during the civil unrest that began in the city this past October. Since being injured she’s acquired a prosthetic eye and now belongs to the group “Victimas de Trauma Ocular,” a group of over a hundred families and victims who suffered eye trauma due to the protests in Santiago this past fall.

This past Sunday was her first time protesting since she was injured. She joined the 8M organizers in the Women’s March in Santiago. Her likeness and name have become iconic in the protests that have reignited in Chile

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Armed gang steals $15 million in Chile airport heist | AFP

Heavily armed thieves stole around $15 million from an armored security truck at Chile’s Santiago airport, one of the biggest heists in the country’s history.

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Chileans sign “A Rapist in Your Path” during Women’s Day protest | AFP

Thousands of Chileans sing the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” during a protest in Italy Square in Santiago to mark International Women’s Day. IMAGES

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Clashes as thousands protest in Chile | AFP

Clashes take place between demonstrators and police as thousands gather in Santiago’s Plaza Italia to protest against President Sebastian Piñera and his government. Chile’s protests have entered their twentieth week. + ATTN CLIENT : COMPLETE VID1PO3HA +

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Chile: Thousands protest against Pinera | AFP

Hundreds of protesters gather in Italy Square in Santiago to protest against the government of Sebastian Pinera and against the deaths of three young people over the week in the Chilean capital.

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Protesters gather in Santiago against Pinera’s government | AFP

Hundreds of protesters gather in Italy Square in Santiago to protest against the government of Sebastian Pinera and against the death of three people, who died throughout the week in the Chilean capital. IMAGES

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Police fire tear gas, water cannons at protesters in Santiago | AFP

Police in Santiago fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters, who gathered in Italy Square for a demonstration against the government of Sebastian Pinera. IMAGES

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Chilean guides explain protests to tourists through street art tour | AFP

Young people in Santiago offer tourists a free tour of the city’s street art as they explain the genesis and evolution of the social upheaval that began almost three months ago in their country.

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Smoke from the Australian fires arrives in Chile and Argentina | AFP

Smoke from the Austrialian fires was seen in Chile and Argentina with a faint cloud that traveled more than 12,000 kilometers to the heights of South America, without generating harmful effects on the health of its inhabitants, says the Meteorological Directorate in Santiago.

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Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile’s streets | AFP

More than a thousand women have take the feminist anthem “A Rapist In Your Way” into the streets of Chile’s capital Santiago, performing the rallying cry sung in cities across the globe.

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