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Thousands of women in Latin America marched on Thursday for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Latin America has some of the world’s highest levels of violence against women, nonbinary and trans people. In Mexico, the National Women’s Front staged a sit-down protest outside the National Palace, demanding to stop the use of children “as an instrument to harm women.” In Chile, many dressed in black or purple in support of the feminist movement. Chilean human rights lawyer and congresswoman, Lorena Fries, said demonstrators were fighting for a “peaceful life.” Despite a heavy police presence, some protesters vandalized shop windows and public signage.
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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.
Chile borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Isla Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory.
Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.