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People celebrate at Plaza Italia square after a national referendum vote in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday. Photograph: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg

Voters in Chile have approved by an overwhelming majority a proposal to ditch the country’s Pinochet-era constitution in favour of a new charter to be(...)

 Demonstrations  on the  first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago,  as the country prepares for a landmark referendum. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/ AFP via Getty

If voters in Chile needed a reminder of the stakes in the country’s referendum this Sunday, last weekend provided it. Tens of thousands of people too(...)

A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag outside the burning church of Asuncion, set on fire by protesters, on the commemoration of the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago, on October 18th, 2020Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left more than 30 dead(...)

Shane Crosse  rides Pretty Gorgeous to victory in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket Racecourse. Photograph: PA

Irish racing’s regulatory body has backed its drug testing standards as investigations continue into the Gain feed contamination controversy. On Frid(...)

Ladies day of the St Leger festival at Doncaster  in September  2019.  Photograph: George Wood/Getty Images

Spectators are to be allowed back on to a British racecourse in a fortnight’s time, ending a six-month barren spell that began in the week after the C(...)

Chilean Yohana Agurto with a jar of her ‘Miel Gibson’ organic honey, at her home in Santiago. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

It was a venture born of desperation. Four months into quarantine, Yohana Agurto, an unemployed teacher in Chile, was scrolling through social media t(...)

Laura Bernal, the Argentine ambassador, who died of Covid-19. Photograph: Argentine embassy

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Séamus Heffernan, seen here after Santiago’s win in the  Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, has received a 22-day suspension for his use of the whip during the French Derby at Chantilly on Sunday. Photograph:   PA Wire

Séamie Heffernan is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a 22-day suspension for his use of the whip in the Prix du Jockey Club a(...)

John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

Neil Cooney (34) and his partner Kath (32) after their arrival at Dublin Airport from Peru. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ten hours into a gruelling bus journey from Tarapoto, a city on the edge of the Amazon in northern Peru, the bus carrying Irish citizens to Lima for a(...)

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