Chilean streets filled for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak as millions of people turned out to vote on whether to tear up its Pinochet-era constitution in favour of a fresh charter drafted by citizens.
Approved by President Sebastian Pinera, Chileans will on April 26 decide whether they want a new constitution and if they do, whether the body that draws up the new document should be a popularly elected assembly or one mixed with current lawmakers.
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera said he would send bills to Chile's congress to toughen penalties against looting, violence and destruction committed during protests.
Amid ongoing civil unrest in Chile against the rule of President Sebastian Pinera and his right-wing policies, the president maintains that he will continue to the end of his term.
For the filmmakers, this 95-minute documentary is an attempt to be able to deal with the ghosts of the past, when Francisco Franco ruled Spain with an iron fist, engaging in violence and crimes against humanity.
Sebastian Pinera – whose fortune has been estimated by Forbes at $2.7 billion – has promised to transform Chile into a developed economy in eight years.
The country's right-wing candidate Sebastian Pinera has gained a lead in the presidential elections, but the left , even though battered by the low voter turnout, still has a chance of bouncing back in the upcoming run-offs.
President Michelle Bachelet says she will sign the measure that passed Congress this month. It will end Chile's stance as the last country in South America to ban abortion in all cases.
Rockefeller donated nearly $2 billion in his lifetime to various organisations including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Rockefeller University.
Close to 34 million people in Colombia are voting in a referendum on Sunday to decide whether the FARC, a left leaning guerrilla group, should be accepted as a legitimate political party after it gives up its arms.
An Argentine court sentences 15 ex-military officials to prison terms of 8 to 25 years for crimes and atrocities committed during Operation Condor in the mid-1970s and 1980s.
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