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Chaos in Chilean Congress

Chaos has erupted in the Chilean Congress, followed by the forcible ejection of a number of public sector workers.

Chaos has erupted in the Chilean Congress, followed by the forcible ejection of a number of public sector workers.

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Chile's first elected president after Pinochet, Patricio Aylwin, dies

Former Chilean president Patricio Aylwin has died aged 97. Aylwin was the first post-Pinochet dictatorship president and managed the transition to

Former Chilean president Patricio Aylwin has died aged 97. Aylwin was the first post-Pinochet dictatorship president and managed the transition to

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Big aftershock hits Chile without claiming any more victims

The shattered central Chilean coast, already badly damaged following last week’s magnitude 8.3 earthquake, has been hit by a strong 6.5 aftershock

The shattered central Chilean coast, already badly damaged following last week’s magnitude 8.3 earthquake, has been hit by a strong 6.5 aftershock

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Santiago: Clashes during student demo over education reforms

Students have clashed with police in the Chilean capital Santiago during a protest over educational reforms. They have taken to the streets because

Students have clashed with police in the Chilean capital Santiago during a protest over educational reforms. They have taken to the streets because

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Chile's students and police clash over education reform

Anti-riot police in Santiago, Chile, have again clashed with thousands of students after an unauthorised peaceful march degenerated. The students

Anti-riot police in Santiago, Chile, have again clashed with thousands of students after an unauthorised peaceful march degenerated. The students

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Chilean President Bachelet sacks cabinet

The Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has announced a surprise cabinet reshuffle amid a collapse in her popularity. Speaking to a local TV station

The Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has announced a surprise cabinet reshuffle amid a collapse in her popularity. Speaking to a local TV station

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Chile's president vows to re-write constitution and tackle corruption

Chile's president has vowed to rewrite the constitution and tackle corruption in an attempt to draw the line under recent scandals which have blighted the government.

Chile's president has vowed to rewrite the constitution and tackle corruption in an attempt to draw the line under recent scandals which have blighted the government.

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Chile students on the streets again

Students in Chile have returned to the streets to demand education reforms and denounce political corruption. The government under President Michelle

Students in Chile have returned to the streets to demand education reforms and denounce political corruption. The government under President Michelle

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Students in Chile protest over slow education reforms

Students in Chile have again protested in Santiago against the slow progress of the centre-left government’s education reforms. They complain that

Students in Chile have again protested in Santiago against the slow progress of the centre-left government’s education reforms. They complain that

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Chile to invoke anti-terrorism laws after second bomb attack

A lunchtime bomb blast at a fast food restaurant in the Chilean capital of Santiago has injured eight people. The device went off in a small

A lunchtime bomb blast at a fast food restaurant in the Chilean capital of Santiago has injured eight people. The device went off in a small

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Protesters demand education reform in Chile

Thousands of students have taken to the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago to put pressure on President Michelle Bachelet to deliver on her

Thousands of students have taken to the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago to put pressure on President Michelle Bachelet to deliver on her

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Chile education reform protest

Tens of thousands of students protested in Chile in the first march demanding education reform since President Michelle Bachelet took power on

Tens of thousands of students protested in Chile in the first march demanding education reform since President Michelle Bachelet took power on

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Bachelet takes Chilean presidency for a second time

Michelle Bachelet has been installed as the president of Chile for a second time. The 62-year-old vowed to stick to her tax-and-spend policies

Michelle Bachelet has been installed as the president of Chile for a second time. The 62-year-old vowed to stick to her tax-and-spend policies

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Chile's president-elect promises to stand by her election mandate

Chile’s president-elect Michelle Bachelet has repeated her promises of tax and education reforms, one day after she swept back to power. In her

Chile’s president-elect Michelle Bachelet has repeated her promises of tax and education reforms, one day after she swept back to power. In her

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Chile: Bachelet is back

Re-elected with 62 percent of Sunday’s vote, Michelle Bachelet is back as Chilean president after a break of four years. She owes her victory to her

Re-elected with 62 percent of Sunday’s vote, Michelle Bachelet is back as Chilean president after a break of four years. She owes her victory to her

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Bachelet likely to win in Chile election

Chileans are going to polls on Sunday in a presidential run-off that is likely to hand power back to former President Michelle Bachelet. Her

Chileans are going to polls on Sunday in a presidential run-off that is likely to hand power back to former President Michelle Bachelet. Her

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Hard fight ahead for Bachelet in Chile presidential run-off

Chile’s presidential favourite Michelle Bachelet faces a run-off against her rival and childhood friend Evelyn Matthei next month. The left-wing

Chile’s presidential favourite Michelle Bachelet faces a run-off against her rival and childhood friend Evelyn Matthei next month. The left-wing

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Back to Bachelet or Move on with Matthei? Chile votes

It represents quite a comeback for Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet. Opinion polls are only uncertain about whether or not she will win

It represents quite a comeback for Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet. Opinion polls are only uncertain about whether or not she will win

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Police in Chile arrest students in education reform protests

Police in Chile have arrested more than 100 students as they moved to evict protesters from 21 Santiago schools. The evictions come a day after

Police in Chile have arrested more than 100 students as they moved to evict protesters from 21 Santiago schools. The evictions come a day after

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Bachelet in bid for second term as Chile president

Michelle Bachelet has announced she will run for president of Chile for a second time. She last had the job from 2006-2010, leaving to head up the

Michelle Bachelet has announced she will run for president of Chile for a second time. She last had the job from 2006-2010, leaving to head up the

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Protests ahead of LatAm-EU summit in Chile

Unions and leftist groups have pre-empted a meeting of European and Latin American leaders in Chile by holding their own ‘People’s Summit’. Thousands

Unions and leftist groups have pre-empted a meeting of European and Latin American leaders in Chile by holding their own ‘People’s Summit’. Thousands

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Student protesters clash with police in Chile

Thousands of striking high school students clashed with riot police in Chile on Thursday. They were taking part in a protest in the capital

Thousands of striking high school students clashed with riot police in Chile on Thursday. They were taking part in a protest in the capital