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Anti-government demonstrators shield themselves amid the spray of a police water cannon trying to disperse them in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Chile has been roiled by continuing and sometimes violent street protests since Oct. 18, when a student protest over a modest increase in subway fares turned into a much larger and broader movement with a long list of demands that largely focus on inequality. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Death toll in Chile protests since October rises to 27

Dec. 28, 2019 2:34 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's human rights watchdog is calling for an investigation into the electrocution death of a man during anti-government protests. The death during clashes between police and protesters on Friday raised the number of those killed during protests that started in October to at least...

Relatives of passengers of a missing military plane comfort each other as they arrive at the Cerrillos airbase in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a C-130 Hercules transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities are indicating they are not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

Dec. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EST

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile (AP) — Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent and will tirelessly press ahead as the hunt gains widening international support, officials said Tuesday. Gen. Eduardo...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019 file photo, anti-government protesters fill Plaza Italia in Santiago, Chile. Student protests over a fare hike morphed into a nationwide call for socio-economic equality and better social services that brought millions to the streets and forced President Sebastián Piñera to increase benefits for the poor and disadvantaged and start a process of constitutional reform. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)

Students keep driving protests demanding change in Chile

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nearly two months ago, Catalina Santana jumped a turnstile in the Santiago metro and helped launch a movement that changed the course of Chilean history. Student protests over a fare hike morphed into a nationwide call for socioeconomic equality and better social services that...

Women hold signs reading in Spanish,

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...