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Millennials, assembled: At UN, younger leaders rise

Sep. 23, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

A young president at the U.N. General Assembly touted millennial status symbols like coffee, outdoor adventure and Bitcoin. Another admitted in front of the famous green marble that it was harder to govern a country than to protest in its streets. A foreign minister, once shunned for having only a...

Israel criticizes Chile for delaying ambassador credentials

Sep. 16, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean government was engulfed in a diplomatic spat Friday after the South American country’s president suspended the acceptance of the credentials of the new Israeli ambassador due to increased military activity in the occupied West Bank. “Israel...

Chile's Boric shakes up cabinet after constitution loss

Sep. 06, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's President Gabriel Boric shook up his cabinet Tuesday in an effort to relaunch his government less than 48 hours after he was dealt a resounding blow when citizens overwhelmingly rejected a new progressive constitution he had championed. Boric, 36,...

Chile's Boric tries to turn page after constitution fails

Sep. 05, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — After voters in Chile rejected a progressive constitution that would have fundamentally changed the country, political leaders on Monday started working on finding a path forward to reform the current charter which dates back to the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. ...

Chileans resoundingly reject new progressive constitution

Sep. 04, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans resoundingly rejected a new constitution to replace a charter imposed by the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet 41 years ago, dealing a stinging setback to President Gabriel Boric who argued the document would have ushered in a new progressive era. ...