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(...)

Relatives carry the coffin of a loved one to a section of a cemetery reserved for Covid-19 cases, in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means Latin America is now facing its third “lost decade” of the last half century. This is the warning by 21 (...)

Chilean authorities used excessive force to quell recent demonstrations, the UN report found. Photograph: Reuters/Pablo Sanhueza

Chilean police and soldiers used excessive or unnecessary force to quell recent demonstrations, committing serious human rights violations including u(...)

Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera promised to ensure police and soldiers found guilty of rights violations would be prosecuted with the same force as rioters and looters. Photograph: Getty

A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost(...)

Spanish prime minister  Pedro Sánchez: offer to host COP25 will be studied by the UN climate change panel at a meeting in Bonn next week. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images

Spain has offered to host the COP25 UN climate conference in December after weeks of violent protests forced the Chilean government to cancel both the(...)

Anti-government protesters in Santiago, Chile,  on October 20th. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

Chile withdrew on Wednesday as the host of an Apec summit next month at which the United States and China had been expected to sign a deal to ease a (...)

People take part in a demonstration in Valparaiso, Chile. Photograph: Raul Goycoolea/AFP/ Getty Images

Support for Chile’s Sebastian Pinera has plunged to just 14 per cent amid recent unrest, according to a poll published on Sunday, the lowest approval (...)

Anti-government demonstrators clash with police as they protest against cost of living increases in Santiago, Chile. Photograph:  Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images

It is shocking to think that one of the most advanced economies in the region, and Latin America’s most prosperous country, can go from peace to a mil(...)

 Chilean Police detain a protester at the Los Heroes metro station in the middle of a demonstration, in Santiago, Chile. Photograph: Alberto Pena/EPA

At least three people died after a supermarket in the Chilean capital Santiago was set alight by demonstrators, while many flights into the city’s air(...)

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