AJ IMPACT

COVID-19: Thousands of foreign workers stranded in Chile

Many of the workers are fruit pickers who are in limbo because their savings are gone and borders remain closed amid pandemic.

Latin America

Chile President Pinera criticised for breaking funeral guidelines

The funeral of a prominent uncle of President Sebastian Pinera is the latest bone of contention in Chile,

Latin America

COVID-19: Chile students struggle with lack of internet access

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting social inequalities, including a serious digital divide in many countries.

Chile

Chile tightens lockdowns as coronavirus cases surpass 200,000

New measures include increased policing, and penalties of up to 5 years in prison for violating curfew or quarantine.

Chile tightens lockdowns as coronavirus cases surpass 200,000

Latin America

Chile sees spike in COVID-19 deaths as lockdown falters

Chile's government is criticised for not implementing a stricter lockdown early on to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Latin America

Latin America reels as coronavirus pandemic gains pace

Countries struggle to contain new outbreaks as economic desperation leads to protests over hunger and job cuts.

Latin America reels as coronavirus pandemic gains pace

Coronavirus pandemic

Chile health minister replaced amid coronavirus controversy

Reshuffle comes as Chile faces its toughest month in the pandemic so far, with spiraling active cases and deaths rates.

Chile health minister replaced amid coronavirus controversy

Latin America

Chile's poor call for protection from pandemic-fuelled crime wave

Chile is ranked the safest country in South America, but the rise in unemployment due to the pandemic has also led to a rise in crime.

Latin America

Experts say Latin America coronavirus death toll under-reported

Latin America has become a global epicentre for the pandemic, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile recording high numbers.

Chile

In Chile, a pandemic exposes a water divide

Chile's drought has been compounded by the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus.

In Chile, a pandemic exposes a water divide

Coronavirus pandemic

WHO: Coronavirus 'accelerating' in some Latin American countries

Last week, Brazil saw the highest number of new coronavirus cases in a seven-day period since its outbreak began.

WHO: Coronavirus 'accelerating' in some Latin American countries

AJ Impact

Chile's LATAM Airlines files for US bankruptcy protection

LATAM, Latin America's largest carrier, said it would continue to fly through its bankruptcy restructuring.

Chile's LATAM Airlines files for US bankruptcy protection

AJ IMPACT

COVID-19 fuels Venezuelan migrants' crisis

European countries are appealing for money to help more than five million Venezuelan migrants who left their homes because of the economic crisis.

Latin America

Chile COVID-19 lockdown: Poor Santiago residents demand food, aid

Hundreds defy curbs to demand food and medical aid in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Chile's capital.

Latin America

Coronavirus-fuelled racism adds to Haitians' plight in Chile

Haitians in Chile often live in dire conditions and many are afraid to seek help for fear of being deported.