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Avocado plantations in Petorca, Chile

Chileans have long struggled with a water crisis. Management practices are partly to blame, study says.

For years, people believed that climate change was to blame for the water shortage. But a recent study published in the Switzerland-based journal Water found that this shortage was not only due to the megadrought, but has also been caused by water misuse and management practices established under the country’s current legislation.

Chileans have long struggled with a water crisis. Management practices are partly to blame, study says.
A large crowd of people a shown celebrating in the Sabtiago's Plaza Italia banging on instruments and carrying flags.

Chilean voters back rewriting their constitution

Chilean voters back rewriting their constitution
Man sits on bench with mask and bird flies overhead

Chile’s ‘COVID-19 card’ sparks controversy over ‘uncertainty of evidence’ about immunity

Chile’s ‘COVID-19 card’ sparks controversy over ‘uncertainty of evidence’ about immunity
A close-up section of several rows of embroided protest art showing bleeding eyes.

In Chile, women use traditional embroidery to urge political change

In Chile, women use traditional embroidery to urge political change
Protests in Chile

Protesters’ victory: A chance to change Chile’s constitution

Protesters’ victory: A chance to change Chile’s constitution
A demonstrator wearing a red shirt and shorts is shown with a makeshift shield held up protecting themselves from a police water canon.

Amid unrest and rights abuses, Chile protesters say 'there's no turning back'

As the UN accuses Chilean security forces of human rights abuses, protesters refuse to back down in their fight against inequality.

Amid unrest and rights abuses, Chile protesters say 'there's no turning back'
A protester with a bandana covering their face and wearing a helmet, cocks an arm back to throw a smoking canister of tear gas back at police.

Urban unrest propels global wave of protests

Protests are breaking out worldwide — and they share some basic characteristics. Fed up with rising inequality, corruption and slow economic growth, angry citizens worldwide are demanding an end to corruption and the restoration of a democratic rule of law.

Urban unrest propels global wave of protests
A protester uses a flagpole to strike the head of a statue that lays in the street

Mapuche Indigenous people in Chile take down symbols of Spanish colonization

Indigenous protesters in Chile took down statues of Spanish colonizers and other heroes during demonstrations last week. Local media called the destruction acts of vandalism, but the Mapuche, the largest Indigenous group in Chile, are demanding more political autonomy and representation.

Mapuche Indigenous people in Chile take down symbols of Spanish colonization
An anti-government protester hits by a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, China, on Oct. 20, 2019.

Global protests gaining attention in financial markets

Forced fiscal loosening in a world already swamped with debt and heading into another downturn may unnerve creditors and bond holders, especially those holding government debt as an insurance against recession and a haven from volatility.

Global protests gaining attention in financial markets
A demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask is shown walking past a large fire.

PHOTOS: Chile's Piñera extends state of emergency, says 'we are at war'

Chileans confronted hours-long lines at grocery stores and gas stations in Santiago after a weekend of chaos in which at least 11 people were killed amid violent clashes, arson attacks and looting through the country.

PHOTOS: Chile's Piñera extends state of emergency, says 'we are at war'
A woman with long hair and earrings smiles

These Chilean women joined thousands suing for discriminatory health insurance. Can reforms fix it?

Chile's private health insurance company, Isapres, doesn't want to insure sick people, says María Pilar Iturrieta, a lawyer in Santiago, who was denied health insurance for her daughter born with a cleft lip.

These Chilean women joined thousands suing for discriminatory health insurance. Can reforms fix it?
Police officers are seen behind barricade tape guarding an area where a bomb exploded in Santiago September 8, 2014. The words on the yellow tape read, "Do not pass."

Each new bomb attack in Chile brings reminders of the Pinochet era of repression

The Chilean government has invoked a law with roots in the Pinochet regime. And that once again divides a country still healing from its recent past.

Each new bomb attack in Chile brings reminders of the Pinochet era of repression
Actress Sissy Spacek and director Costa Gavras talk before the start of the Charles Horman Truth Project 2002 Human Rights Awards in New York City. Gavras directed and Spacek starred in the film "Missing."

American journalist Charles Horman was murdered with the help of the US government, a Chilean court finds

The 40-year-old murder of journalist Charles Horman inspired the Oscar-winning film "Missing." Now, a court in Chile has ruled American intelligence services aided in his execution.

American journalist Charles Horman was murdered with the help of the US government, a Chilean court finds
Trapped miner, Esteban Rojas, kneels to pray after being rescued from the San Jose mine in Copiapo, October 13th, 2010.

Ever wonder what became of Chile's 33 rescued miners?

In 2010, 33 miners were trapped deep in a copper mine in northern Chile for 69 days. The world watched as international teams arrived to find a way to rescue the men. When the miners were finally pulled out, they became celebrities, for a brief time. Now, they feel forgotten and are hurting.

Ever wonder what became of Chile's 33 rescued miners?
Chile earthquake

Was it luck or preparedness? What explains the low death toll in Chile's earthquake?

The town of Iquique in Chile was the epicenter of an 8.2 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night. But given the magnitude of the quake, the death toll announced so far is minor.

Was it luck or preparedness? What explains the low death toll in Chile's earthquake?