Chile: Pinochet’s Legacy | People and Power

In late 2019, widespread and sometimes violent protests against economic inequality in Chile forced the government to promise a national plebiscite on changes to a constitution that dates back to the Pinochet era of the 1970s and 80s. That process was put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic hit. The vote, originally set for April, … Read more Chile: Pinochet’s Legacy | People and Power

Copper price surges due to global shortage

The price of copper is shooting up due to a global shortage of the crucial metal. Production has been hit hard as coronavirus cases continue to rise among mine workers in Chile. The country is the world’s largest exporter of the metal which is essential in almost all electronic products and manufacturing. Al Jazeera’s Lucia … Read more Copper price surges due to global shortage

COVID-19: Thousands of foreign workers stranded in Chile

In Chile, thousands of foreign fruit pickers are stranded because their savings have gone and borders remain closed. Many are from Bolivia, which does not have full diplomatic ties because of a long-running territorial dispute with its neighbour. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more COVID-19: Thousands of foreign workers stranded in Chile

Infection rates continue to rise in India and Latin America – BBC News

While many countries are focused on preventing a second wave of Covid-19, others are still very much struggling with the first one. The infection rate is surging in India, Armenia, Iraq, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. #BBCOS #BBCOutsideSource Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

Virus deaths in Latin America race past 100,000 – BBC News

A tally of figures collated by Johns Hopkins University shows that the total number of virus-related deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean is now more than 100,000. More than half of these deaths have been reported in Brazil, where case numbers continue to be among the highest in the world, behind only the US. … Read more Virus deaths in Latin America race past 100,000 – BBC News

Chile President Pinera criticised for breaking funeral guidelines

Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera is being accused of breaking his own government’s coronavirus rules. He attended the funeral of his 104-year-old uncle, former Archbishop Bernardino Pinera, along with more than 30 others, 10 more than is allowed. The ceremony included live music and photographers. More than 250,000 people are known to have contracted the disease … Read more Chile President Pinera criticised for breaking funeral guidelines

COVID-19: Chile students struggle with lack of internet access

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting social inequalities, including a serious digital divide in many countries. Access to the internet has never been more crucial to be able to work and to keep in touch with friends and family. As Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports, a lack of technology is having a serious effect on millions … Read more COVID-19: Chile students struggle with lack of internet access

Chile sees spike in COVID-19 deaths as lockdown falters

In Chile, the COVID-19 death toll has passed 3,300 – one of the highest death rates in the world. One reason is a month long lockdown in the coronavirus epicentre, the capital Santiago, has not worked. Some officials say the city needs to impose complete isolation. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. – Subscribe … Read more Chile sees spike in COVID-19 deaths as lockdown falters

Chile replaces health minister as Covid-19 deaths spike

Chile President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday replaced Health Minister Jaime Manalich amid controversy over the country’s figures for deaths from the coronavirus outbreak Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more Chile replaces health minister as Covid-19 deaths spike

Colombia’s President Iván Duque on tackling Covid-19 | FT

The government’s swift response has kept the toll of infections and death relatively low compared to other Latin American nations like Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. Mr Duque, who has seen his popularity climb, talks to the FT about reopening what was Latin America’s fastest-growing economy and relations with Venezuela. See if you get … Read more Colombia’s President Iván Duque on tackling Covid-19 | FT

Chile’s poor call for protection from pandemic-fuelled crime wave

Chile is ranked the safest country in South America. But the rise in unemployment due to the pandemic has also led to a rise in crime. Those in poor communities are demanding protection, as Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Santiago. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Chile’s poor call for protection from pandemic-fuelled crime wave

Experts say Latin America coronavirus death toll under-reported

There are now more than a million cases of COVID-19 across Latin America. Brazil, Peru and Chile have been the worst hit, with many lower-income people forced to go out seeking work, ignoring physical distancing and stay-at-home orders. A new study takes a second look at the official death tolls, concluding that they have been … Read more Experts say Latin America coronavirus death toll under-reported

The Global Guardians: Chilean doctors use plasma to treat COVID-19 patients

Raimundo Gacitua and Carolina Selman Bravo are doctors for the Arturo Lopez Perez Foundation in Santiago, Chile. At the end of March, they were inspired by the research made by Chinese doctors who used convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to treat those still infected. Without vaccines and artificial antibodies, they hope to use this … Read more The Global Guardians: Chilean doctors use plasma to treat COVID-19 patients

Brazil deaths may surpass 125,000 by August

As Latin America becomes the new global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned of surging infection numbers in Brazil, Peru and Chile. Brazil is by far the region’s worst-affected country, with nearly 400,000 confirmed cases, the second-highest number in the world. Doctors and activists are working around the clock to … Read more Brazil deaths may surpass 125,000 by August

Sexual violence survivor’s journey to justice | Al Jazeera Close Up

After experiencing sexual violence, Vasilisa Komarova succeeds in getting justice through determination. In 2015, Vasilisa Komarova, 39, set off on a lifelong dream: motorcycling off-road across the Americas. Komarova, started in Cuba, then headed for Chile and began to make her way up the Americas to Alaska. It was a dream inspired by growing up … Read more Sexual violence survivor’s journey to justice | Al Jazeera Close Up