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Chile court raises sentence in torture-killing of singer

Nov. 23, 2021 14:31 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean court on Tuesday increased the prison sentence for six former soldiers convicted in one of the most notorious killings by the former military dictatorship — the kidnapping, torture and murder of folk singer Víctor Jara— as well as that of a government...

Ex-protester, far-right lawmaker to meet in Chilean runoff

Nov. 22, 2021 00:06 AM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A conservative lawmaker with a history of defending Chile’s military dictatorship and a former student protest leader were headed to a polarizing presidential runoff after both failed to garner enough votes to win the South American country’s election outright. ...

Far-right lawmaker, ex-protester to meet in Chilean runoff

Nov. 21, 2021 22:13 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Two onetime outsiders hailing from opposite extremes of the political spectrum received the most votes Sunday in Chile’s presidential election but failed to garner enough support for an outright win, setting up a polarizing runoff in the region’s most advanced...

In uncertain times, Chileans vote with ballots and wallets

Nov. 19, 2021 20:47 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Miguel Torres is the archetype of what might be called the Chilean dream. A college dropout, he nonetheless rose above his working class roots thanks to decades of economic stability and Asian Tiger-like growth to build a successful career as the...

Mexico extradites ex-guerrilla kidnapper to Chile

Sep. 23, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A former Chilean guerrilla convicted of kidnappings in Mexico has been extradited to his homeland and was formally notified Thursday of possible murder charges in the death of a right-wing senator. Raúl Julio Escobar Poblete, who had been put on...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake in the 2015 Paris attacks trial?

Sep. 08, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Twenty men accused in the Islamic State group's 2015 attacks on Paris that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured are on trial in the French capital. The proceedings began Wednesday in an enormous custom-designed chamber. Nine gunmen and suicide bombers...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake in the 2015 Paris attacks trial?

Sep. 07, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France is putting on trial 20 men accused in the Islamic State group's 2015 attacks on Paris that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. The proceedings begin Wednesday in an enormous custom-designed chamber. Nine gunmen and suicide bombers struck...