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.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said that the ongoing protests have led him to call off the two major international summits.
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.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's decision to end the state of emergency comes after an equally unpopular week-long nighttime curfews ended on Saturday.
Even as Pinera spoke on Thursday morning, many protesters had already begun to gather again in the central plazas and downtown streets of Santiago, banging pots and calling for further reforms under the blazing, springtime sun.
Chile has ordered an overnight curfew for the third day in a row as violent protests against rising living costs have claimed the lives of at least 11 people.
Both Chile and Argentina were situated under the narrow, 6,000-mile long band of Earth that experienced the eclipse.
Venezuelan officials say they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government that included assassinating President Nicolas Maduro and his closest political allies.
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.
Pope Francis expresses "pain" and "shame" over the sexual abuse scandals in Chile's church and asked people to listen to migrants coming to the country.
Chile's Former President Sebastian Pinera bagged 54.6 percent of the votes to 45.4 percent for center-left Alejandro Guillier, with nearly all the ballots counted.
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