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Ex-student protest leader becomes Chile's youngest president

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Left-leaning former student leader Gabriel Boric vowed to improve the lives of all Chileans and attack deep inequality that has sparked massive protests, hours after being inaug...

Drought, pesticides take a toll on Chile's crucial honeybees

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A drought has gripped Chile for 13 years and the flowers that fed Carlos Peralta's honeybees around the central town of Colina have grown increasingly scarce. ...

Chile's incoming cabinet: Women, youth and a nod to markets

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's millennial, leftist President-elect Gabriel Boric announced his first cabinet on Friday, giving a majority of posts to women and several to former student protest leader...

Joven izquierdista es nuevo presidente de Chile

SANTIAGO (AP) — El diputado izquierdista Gabriel Boric sabe los que es ocupar cargos directivos desde los 6 años, y a los 35 años suma uno más: presidente electo de Chile. Ha avanzad...

Pinochet's widow dies at age 98 after years in seclusion

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The widow of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet died Thursday in the apartment where she led a secluded life in her final years, away from the luxuries and power she held during ...

Chile's congress approves same-sex marriages, adoptions

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Both houses of Chile's congress voted Tuesday to approve a marriage equality bill that also includes authorization for adoptions by same-sex couples. The initi...

Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already...

Chile Senate rejects removing president in impeachment trial

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean Senate late Tuesday rejected an opposition-initiated impeachment process to remove President Sebastián Piñera over allegations that he favored the sale of a family p...

Chilean president impeached over Pandora Papers revelation

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — President Sebastián Piñera was impeached Tuesday by the lower house of Chile's congress, setting up a trial in the nation's Senate over whether to remove him due to allegations ...

In Chile, Haitians grow weary of waiting, eye journey to US

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The 37-year-old Haitian says not a day goes by in which he doesn’t think of leaving Chile, like the multitudes who have grown frustrated and headed north toward the United State...

Chile: Congress takes step toward abortion decriminalization

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The lower house of Chile’s Congress took a step toward decriminalizing abortion in most cases Tuesday, voting to craft a law barring prosecution of women who get abortions in th...

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...

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...

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...