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Swarm of 10,000 bees sting police officers at beekeepers protest in Chile

Four beekeepers have been detained in Chile following a protest calling for government support for their industry. The beekeepers held a demonstration outside the presidential palace in the capital, Santiago. Seven police officers were stung as they tried to remove beehives placed by the protesters to block a main thoroughfare. A prolonged drought has been […]

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Chile president declares stage of emergency over Mapuche conflict in the south

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced a state of emergency and deployed troops to two southern regions where clashes have broken out between Mapuche Indigenous people and security forces. The Mapuche are demanding the restoration of their ancestral lands and self-determination. We have decided to call a state of exception ”in four provinces of the southern […]

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Chile: Tiger kills woman who was cleaning and maintaining the big cat’s enclosure

A woman working at a Chilean safari park died on Friday after a tiger attacked her, police said. The woman, who has not been identified by police, was among staff cleaning and performing maintenance work in the big cats’ enclosure at a safari park in the city of Rancagua, 90 kilometers south of the capital […]

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Johnny Ventura: Dominican merengue musician dies at 81

Dominican merengue musician Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, also known as Johnny Ventura, died on Wednesday. He was 81, his son Jandy Ventura The singer-songwriter died of a heart attack at the Medical Union Clinic in the northern city of Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, according to his son. The “Caballo Mayor,” as he was […]

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59-year-old woman holds fake funeral to make ‘dream come true’

In a bizarre act a 59-year-old woman decided to hold a full-dress rehearsal for her own funeral. Mayra Alonzo lay in a coffin for several hours with friends and family mourning her death and bidding her tearful goodbye. However, some of them could not really play along and were seen smiling and snapping photos with their […]

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Chilean authorities express regret for mistakenly setting off tsunami warning after earthquake

Chilean authorities expressed regret for spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning calling for people to get out of coastal areas following an earthquake in Antarctica. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 216 kilometres northeast of the O’Higgins Chilean scientific base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula on Saturday at 8:36pm. The ministry then mistakenly […]

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Chilean police start to train sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus

Chilean police are training sniffer dogs to detect the coronavirus in people’s sweat, after a similar trial in the UK showed encouraging results. Four dogs have been selected for the initial training, a mix of labradors and golden retrievers who sport green “biodetector” jackets for their task. They are being trained at the Chilean Carabineros´ […]

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Chilean president calls protesters “criminals” after violence spreads

Five more people die after looters torch garment factory near Chile’s capital Santiago taking the total death toll in violent protests to at least seven. Firefighters say they found five bodies inside the garment factory burned by rioters in a suburb of Santiago. Earlier on Saturday, three others had died in a supermarket fire in […]

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Chilean president declares emergency in capital Santiago

The Chilean president declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago, giving the military responsibility for security after violent protests erupted over an increase in the price of metro rapid transit system tickets. “I have declared a state of emergency and, to that end, I have appointed Major General Javier Iturriaga del Campo as […]