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Chile: Country in South America
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometres (291,930 sq mi) and has a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. The capital and largest city is Santiago and the national language is Spanish.

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Chile domestic violence: Rights groups demand protection for women [Video]

Chile domestic violence: Rights groups demand protection for women

From Mexico to Chile, thousands took to the streets to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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Chile protesters call on the gov't to release political prisoners [Video]

Chile protesters call on the gov't to release political prisoners

Demonstrations once again turn violent as Chileans demand the presidentÔÇÖs resignation and the release of political prisoners.

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Chilean golfer Niemann to miss Masters after announcing positive test for COVID-19 on social media [Video]

Chilean golfer Niemann to miss Masters after announcing positive test for COVID-19 on social media

Chilean golfer Jaoquin Niemann to miss next week's Masters after announcing positive test for COVID-19 on social media

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Celebrations in Chile as voters back rewriting constitution [Video]

Celebrations in Chile as voters back rewriting constitution

Chileans vote overwhelmingly to tear up dictatorship-era charter in favour of new citizen-written constitution.

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Chile referendum: Voters to decide on changing constitution [Video]

Chile referendum: Voters to decide on changing constitution

Protesters in Chile make a final push ahead of a referendum that could rewrite the constitution.

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Chile referendum fears: Protests against redrafting constitution [Video]

Chile referendum fears: Protests against redrafting constitution

Hundreds of Chileans have been campaigning every Saturday.

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Chile referendum: Will Chileans opt for a new constitution? [Video]

Chile referendum: Will Chileans opt for a new constitution?

What other countries can learn from Chile's constitutional referendum.

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Clashes erupt during protests anniversary in Chile [Video]

Clashes erupt during protests anniversary in Chile

Clashes erupted between some protesters and police as thousands of people on Sunday demonstrated in Santiago to mark the anniversary of the movement that led to massive protests in 2019.View on..

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Chile rallies turn violent, raising concern about referendum vote [Video]

Chile rallies turn violent, raising concern about referendum vote

Rallies to commemorate a year since mass protests descend into night-time violence and looting.

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Churches burn during violent protests in Chile [Video]

Churches burn during violent protests in Chile

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday..

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Chilean church spire collapses during protests [Video]

Chilean church spire collapses during protests

A church spire in Chile's capital collapsed on Sunday during anti-government demonstrations. Protesters firebombed the church, looted supermarkets and clashed with police.

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Chile: on first anniversary of protests, justice still elusive [Video]

Chile: on first anniversary of protests, justice still elusive

A year after rising metro fares sparked a protest movement, people in Chile are still waiting for change.

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Chile protests: Thousands rally demanding government [Video]

Chile protests: Thousands rally demanding government

Thousands of people had come out onto the streets to demand social change.

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Scientists investigate possible coronavirus mutation in Chile [Video]

Scientists investigate possible coronavirus mutation in Chile

An investigation is under way to determine why a remote region in Patagonia reported 20 percent of ChileÔÇÖs COVID-19 cases.

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Police officer in Chile accused of throwing teen from bridge [Video]

Police officer in Chile accused of throwing teen from bridge

Boy, 16, was in stable condition with head trauma and a wrist fracture after the incident in the capital, Santiago.

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Chile: Protests after video showing police throw teen off bridge [Video]

Chile: Protests after video showing police throw teen off bridge

Protesters in Chile's capital, Santiago, have faced off with police over inequality and alleged police brutality after a video emerged on Friday showing a teenager being thrown off a bridge.

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Chile: Protesters face off against police ahead of referendum [Video]

Chile: Protesters face off against police ahead of referendum

Chilean police used water cannons and pepper spray to disperse protesters gathered at Santiago's iconic Plaza Italia square.View on euronews

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Trashpickers in Chile are warning that recycling, never popular in the far-flung South American nation, is poised to become the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.
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