New clashes broke out in capital Santiago despite the government's decision to call for a new constitution –– a key demand of demonstrators who've been staging protests for the past month.
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.
Prosecutors say five of the 20 deaths recorded in the protests were suspected to have been at the hands of security forces.
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.
Protests against a now cancelled metro fare rise quickly escalated into a movement against inequality in Chile.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday announced that his country is pulling out of organizing Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and UN Climate Change Conference amid escalating violence in country-wide protests.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said that the ongoing protests have led him to call off the two major international summits.
The Chilean government's treatment of protesters is reviving painful memories of the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
Public education is considered low quality due to what protesters say is a lack of investment in resources and teacher wages.
More than a million Chileans have taken to the streets calling for reforms of the country’s economic structure but it was a hike to metro fares that proved the spark for unrest.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera unveiled a major cabinet reshuffle on Monday as he battles to find a response to more than a week of street protests that have left at least 20 people dead.
Demonstrations were organised from Chile to Iraq where dozens killed and wounded over the weekend.
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