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Nadal keeps Spain alive against Russia in Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 19, 2019 6:08 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept Spain’s hopes alive against Russia in the inaugural Davis Cup Finals on Tuesday. The top-ranked Spaniard defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 7-6 (7) to level the series 1-1 after Andrey Rublev had rallied to beat Roberto Bautista-Agut 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (0) in the first match....

Chilean leader acknowledges excess force used in protests

Nov. 18, 2019 8:15 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s president is struggling to bring calm as demonstrators took to the streets again Monday, a month into a potent protest movement that has dramatically altered the political landscape of the South American nation. More protests erupted after President Sebastián...

Chileans agree to replace dictatorship-era constitution

Nov. 15, 2019 3:30 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s most important political parties agreed Friday to call for a new constitution to replace one imposed by a military dictatorship almost 40 years ago, a move that follows a month of turbulent social protests in the streets. The agreement calls for an April 2020...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

Nov. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the poverty line, which in Chile is around $222 a month. “I feel tired. Honestly, I’m...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

Nov. 15, 2019 12:18 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the poverty line, which in Chile is around $222 a month. She’s an example of the pension dilemma has...

Chileans blinded by police firing pellet guns in protests

Nov. 14, 2019 8:44 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are accustomed to seeing violent clashes between police and demonstrators but a new trend is leaving them shaken: the blinding of protesters by shotgun pellets fired by state’s security agents. Chile’s main medical body says at least 230 people have lost sight...

Chile locked in dispute over who will draft new constitution

Nov. 13, 2019 5:40 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean politicians say they have to figure out how to draft a new constitution quickly following another night of violent protests in the South American nation. Police said Wednesday they had documented 348 serious incidents, including looting and attacks on police stations, from...

Chile enters 26th day of protest with strike, huge marches

Nov. 12, 2019 11:18 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests against social inequality continued for a 26th day with huge demonstrations across Chile and a national strike that brought much of the country to a standstill Tuesday, while the value of the national currency fell to a record low. Thousands of people marched peacefully in...

Morales' exit stymies comeback for Latin America's left

Nov. 12, 2019 2:53 PM EST

The sudden resignation of Bolivia's Evo Morales sent shockwaves throughout Latin America, where the indigenous leader had been the last survivor among a wave of leftist leaders swept to power two decades ago as commodity prices soared. But the upheaval that has recently rocked the region, threatening Trump allies...

Opposition rejects plan for new Chilean Constitution

Nov. 11, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A plan by President Sebastián Piñera to draft a new constitution for Chile was criticized Monday by the opposition and even his own political ranks. The proposal unveiled Sunday by Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel is one of a series of measures aimed at quelling weeks of...