Chile

Bid to impeach Chile's Pinera over protest handling rejected

Legislators toss out motion, saying that it did not meet the Constitutional threshold for removing a president.

Bid to impeach Chile's Pinera over protest handling rejected

Human Rights

Why Chile protesters say state security law criminalises protests

Roberto Campos Weiss faces up to 10 years in jail under controversial state security law for hitting a subway turnstile.

Why Chile protesters say state security law criminalises protests

Reporter's Notebook

Chile protesters: 'The powerful threw the first stone'

Some protesters, enraged over discrimination and inequality, increasingly believe in using force to compel the government and the elites, to listen.

Climate Change

Chile groups launch alternative climate event despite COP25 move

Environmental organisations kick off 10-day alternative conference in Santiago as COP25 gets under way in Spain.

Chile groups launch alternative climate event despite COP25 move

Chile

Chile protests: The students 'woke us up'

Secondary students kicked off Chile's movement for systemic change now in its sixth week.

Chile protests: The students 'woke us up'

Human Rights

Without Chile's volunteer medics 'protesters would bleed out'

Self-organised groups risk injury or worse as they go to the front line of Chile's protests to help those in need.

Without Chile's volunteer medics 'protesters would bleed out'

Human Rights

HRW calls for urgent police reform in Chile to address abuses

Human Rights Watch finds Chilean police committed 'serious human rights violations' during weeks-long unrest.

HRW calls for urgent police reform in Chile to address abuses

AJ Impact

Dockworkers in Chile paralyse ports ahead of broader strike

The strike affects shipments of copper, Chile's top export, and other goods as protests over high inequality continue.

Dockworkers in Chile paralyse ports ahead of broader strike

Chile

Anger in Chile as ally of president says rights abuses necessary

Senator Andres Allamand says human rights violations necessary to restore order in Chile, amid continuing protests.

Anger in Chile as ally of president says rights abuses necessary

Latin America

Chile police continue to use pellet rounds despite suspension

The use of 'balines' projectiles had been forbidden except for in the most extreme situations.

Chile police continue to use pellet rounds despite suspension

Human Rights

Chile security forces 'intentionally' injure protesters: Amnesty

The international rights group says rights abuses against protesters 'are not isolated acts'.

Latin America

Chile police suspend use of rubber bullets amid eye injuries

A Chilean human rights group has documented 222 cases of hospitalisation for eye injuries.

Chile police suspend use of rubber bullets amid eye injuries

Latin America

Chile opposition files 'constitutional accusation' against Pinera

Constitutional accusation unlikely to succeed, but pressure mounts on president over alleged rights abuses during crisis

Chile opposition files 'constitutional accusation' against Pinera

Latin America

One month on: Protests in Chile persist despite gov't concessions

Chileans vow to continue in the streets until the gov't meets demands for systemic change, improved social conditions.

One month on: Protests in Chile persist despite gov't concessions

Latin America

Chile's Pinera vows action over security forces abuses

Prosecutors are investigating more than 1,000 cases of alleged abuses by police and military during a month of protests.

Chile's Sebastian Pinera vows action over security force abuses