Tag: Chile

‘It’s Mutilation’: The Police in Chile Are Blinding Protesters

By BRENT McDONALD, MIGUEL TOVAR and ARMANDO DE LA CRUZ | Nov. 10, 2019 | 6:25 Our correspondent goes inside an eye trauma unit in Chile that’s responding to “an epidemic” of protesters who have been shot in the eye by police pellet guns.

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Humans Shipped an Awful Cargo Across the Seas: Cancer

Humans have spread a contagious form of cancer around the world. Researchers reported on Tuesday that the cancer, which invades mussels, has spread across the Equator. Originating in one species in the Northern Hemisphere, the cancer has established itself in another species in the Southern Hemisphere. “There’s no natural explanation for how that happened without […]

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‘Chile Woke Up’: Dictatorship’s Legacy of Inequality Triggers Mass Protests

ImageA country upended: Protesters erected a barricade on a Santiago street last week. By Amanda Taub Photographs by Tomas Munita SANTIAGO, Chile — The suddenness of the protests, the anger that spilled onto the streets every day, might have been surprising anywhere. But in the country often lauded as Latin America’s great economic success story, […]

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Chile Is in Danger of Repeating Its Past

In the past two weeks, the worst unrest Chile has seen since the return of democracy in 1990 has forced President Sebastián Piñera to reverse course on a proposed transit increase, and dismiss eight cabinet members. But for Chileans both in Chile and in the diaspora, the government’s violent response to the protesters evokes memories […]

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‘A Very Dangerous Game’: In Latin America, Embattled Leaders Lean on Generals

An old but far from forgotten sight is returning to Latin America: presidents facing TV cameras, addressing the nation in a moment of crisis — flanked by their generals. In Ecuador, military leaders stood at attention behind President Lenín Moreno as he announced a state of emergency. A few days later, Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, […]

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Chile, Rocked by Unrest, Withdraws From Hosting Climate and Trade Summits

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. President Sebastián Piñera of Chile said on Wednesday that his country, which has been rocked by a wave of recent protests, was not in a position to host a key United Nations climate change meeting and major Asia-Pacific trade summit […]

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Chile Con Carne Colorado-Style Burritos Recipe

Servings: 6Prep time: 25 minutesTotal time: 3 1/2 hours Ingredients 6 ¾ cups|1.6 liters chicken stock, divided4 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed4 dried árbol chiles, stemmed and de-seeded3 dried ancho or pasilla chiles, stemmed and de-seeded3 pounds|1.5 kg chuck or brisket¼ cup|50 ml grapeseed or vegetable oil, divided1 large white onion, chopped1 red bell pepper, chopped1 […]

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From Chile to Lebanon, Protests Flare Over Wallet Issues

LONDON — In Chile, the spark was an increase in subway fares. In Lebanon, it was a tax on WhatsApp calls. The government of Saudi Arabia moved against hookah pipes. In India, it was about onions. Small pocketbook items became the focus of popular fury across the globe in recent weeks, as frustrated citizens filled […]

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Chile President, Responding to Protests, Promises to Address Economic Woes

SANTIAGO, Chile — After days of protests that have virtually paralyzed Chile, President Sebastián Piñera asked for forgiveness on Tuesday night, announcing a set of conciliatory measures in the hope of defusing the country’s worst political crisis in 30 years. Mr. Piñera, in a televised address, acknowledged that his government and its predecessors had failed […]

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Chile Learns the Price of Economic Inequality

Chile is often praised as a capitalist oasis, a prospering and stable nation on a continent where both prosperity and stability have been in short supply. But that prosperity has accumulated mostly in the hands of a lucky few. As a result, Chile has one of the highest levels of economic inequality in the developed […]

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Chile Unrest Spreads, With 8 Deaths Reported in Violence

Violence and looting continued to rock Chile on Sunday, resulting in at least eight deaths as stores and other establishment were set alight despite the imposition of a state of emergency in at least six cities. The demonstrations started over a subway fare increase two weeks ago, which President Sebastián Piñera canceled on Saturday night. […]

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Chile Declares State of Emergency Amid Looting and Arson in Capital

SANTIAGO, Chile — President Sebastián Piñera of Chile declared a state of emergency in the capital after protests against public transportation fare hikes devolved into looting and arson targeting subway stations, banks and buses on Friday night. The demonstrations began earlier this week as a campaign by high school students, who jumped subway turnstiles to […]

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Scientists Saw an ‘Energetic Eruption’ Under Jupiter’s Clouds for the First Time

In a first, scientists watched an energetic eruption on Jupiter by peering some 30 miles under the clouds that enshroud the planet. The observations “provide a crucial, hitherto missing, link” in theories about the hidden dynamics that shape Jupiter, according to a new study. Jupiter’s mesmerizing storms and colorful ribbons of gas make it one […]

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If Algae Clings to Snow on This Volcano, Can It Grow on Other Desolate Worlds?

In Chile’s Atacama Desert, Volcan Llullaillaco is Mars on Earth — or about as close to it as you can get. At 22,000 feet above sea level, it’s the second highest active volcano on Earth. Most of the mountain is a barren, red landscape of volcanic rock and dust, with thin, dry air, intense sunlight […]

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Sriracha Maker Has to Shell Out $23 Million After Losing a Huge Lawsuit Over Chiles

Huy Fong Foods and Underwood Ranches began their relationship almost 30 years ago with a handwritten letter—but it essentially ended in a California courtroom, in front of executives from both companies, two determined legal teams, and a jury who spent more than three weeks taking detailed notes of the testimony from both sides. For almost […]

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Watch the 2019 Solar Eclipse Live in Chile and Argentina

Late on Tuesday afternoon, the moon will block out the sun in South America. Millions of people living in cities from La Serena, Chile, to San Juan, Argentina, will witness the event as shadows spread over hills and an uncanny coolness invades deserts. Many more have ventured to the region specifically for the spectacle — […]

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