COVID-19 in Chile
Chilean health workers hold an indefinite national strike

The healthcare professionals are demanding special bonuses for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic and a greater budget for the public health sector in 2021, among other measures

Chileans demand release of political prisoners detained in the uprising

Hundreds of young people arrested during the social uprising of October 2019 remain in preventive detention

Chileans approve drafting a new constitution

Following the announcement of the preliminary results, tens of thousands of Chileans took to the streets to celebrate the victory of the “approve” and “constitutional convention” options

What are Chileans voting for in Sunday’s historic constitutional plebiscite

Ahead of the Chilean national plebiscite, scheduled for October 25, we answer some of the key questions regarding the upcoming popular referendum

Battling repression, Chileans take to the streets to mark one year of protests

The demonstrations took place despite massive deployment of the Chilean police. Sunday’s demonstrations were organized just a few days ahead of the upcoming constitutional referendum.

Chilean senators present bill to allow COVID-19 patients to vote in October plebiscite

Chilean movements and parties have continued campaigning in order to urge the citizens to vote in favor of a new Constitution

Chilean security forces attack Mapuche political prisoners and their family members

The Mapuche political prisoners, who have been on a hunger strike for months, were violently beaten, forced to end the strike and transferred to a hospital by the Chilean Gendarmerie officials

Mapuche spiritual leader ends hunger strike

Machi Celestino Córdova took the decision after reaching an agreement with the Chilean Government

Chile’s trade union center calls for a national protest against Piñera’s government

The United Center of Workers of Chile (CUT) rejected the national government’s actions that are leading the workers to bear the costs of the current crisis

Chileans carry out a two-day national protest against Piñera’s government

The national strike has been called in rejection of the national government, its mishandling of the health and economic emergencies and the lack of food and aid for vulnerable population

Chileans demand protection for mine workers in the face of COVID-19

In Chile, more than 2,500 mine workers are infected with coronavirus and 3 have recently died from the disease

Healthcare system on the verge of collapse in Chile

Chile is recording nearly 4,000 new cases everyday and about 95% of the ICU beds in the hospitals across the country have already been occupied

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