Corruption

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

As elections loom and protests rattle the region, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

Chile

Protests in Chile as Pinera sets April vote to draft new charter

President signs decree setting date for referendum on April 26 but clashes between protesters and police continue.

Protests in Chile as Pinera sets April vote to draft new charter

Human Rights

Chile rights abuses at worst since dictatorship: Report

In damning report, Chile's National Human Rights Institute says crackdown 'produced most serious abuses since 1989'.

Chile rights abuses at worst since dictatorship: INDH report

Latin America

Chile protests 2 months on: 'We're ready to continue to very end'

Government concessions have failed to satisfy protesters who've vowed to stay in the streets until their demands are met

Chile protests 2 months on: 'We're ready to continue to very end'

Latin America

Chile police committed serious human rights abuses: UN report

UN investigators accuse Chile's police of responding to recent protests 'in a fundamentally repressive manner'.

Chile police committed serious human rights abuses: UN report

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