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Teachers, students struggle with online classes in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Marcela García teaches science classes sitting on three cushions placed on a chair in her dining room in Chile's capital, while many of her students listen to her from their bed...

Argentine parents seek Pfizer vaccine for disabled kids

LA PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Milagros Da Giau hasn't slept well for months. She more often chokes while drinking. Her joints have begun to swell. The parents of the 16-year-old cerebra...

Big Chile study finds Chinese vaccine slashes COVID deaths

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A real-world study of millions of Chileans who had received the Chinese-developed CoronaVac vaccine has found it 67% effective against symptoms and 80% against death from COVID-...

Chile slams shut borders against COVID-19 cases

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile has largely closed its borders to control surging COVID-19 cases despite a region-leading vaccine campaign, joining other South American countries in new moves to clamp do...

LGBTQ Catholics stung by Vatican rebuff of same-sex unions

The Vatican’s declaration that same-sex unions are a sin the Roman Catholic Church cannot bless was no surprise for LGBTQ Catholics in the United States — yet it stung deeply nonetheless. ...

Chile becomes Latin America's COVID-19 vaccination champion

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — After being among the world's hardest-hit nations with COVID-19, Chile is now near the top among countries at vaccinating its population against the virus. Wi...

UN finds soaring poverty in virus-hit Latin America region

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — More than 20 million people were pushed into poverty during pandemic-plagued 2020 across Latin America and the Caribbean, the U.N. economic agency for the region reported Thursd...

Pandemic reaches Antarctica, last untouched continent

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The pandemic has finally reached every continent on Earth. Chilean authorities announced that 58 people that were at two military bases in Antarctica or on a n...

Daytime darkness: Total solar eclipse wows in Latin America

CARAHUE, Chile (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in the Chilean region of La Araucanía on Monday to witness a solar eclipse, rejoicing in the rare experience even though visibility was limited becau...

Eager for change, Chile faces long road to new constitution

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The fireworks and street celebrations are over in Chile, and now many months of hard work and uncertainty loom for a population impatient for change. One of La...

Chileans vote on whether to rewrite dictatorship-era charter

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Amid a year of contagion and turmoil, Chileans vote Sunday on whether to draft a new constitution for their nation to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under a...

Canceled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders for 6 months

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For people around the world, the coronavirus has caused distressing separations and delayed homecomings. But the situation for a group of 25 residents from remote Easter...

In Chile, life goes on for loved ones after COVID-19

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Red-eyed from crying, José Collantes Navarro couldn’t contain himself and crumpled against the wall as he watched his partner being buried at the Catholic Cemetery in Chile's ca...

Increasingly, LatAm hospitals allow visits to COVID patients

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — When Augusto Briceño hugged his mother in her bed in the COVID-19 intensive-care ward, he said he sensed the warmth of her body through his protective gloves, and felt full of peac...

Iconic restaurants adapt to lockdowns in Latin America

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Before the pandemic began, the Leo restaurant prided itself on taking customers on a culinary journey through Colombia. Inside the refurbished colonial home,...