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Santiago: Capital of Chile
Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile's most densely populated region, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million, of which more than 6 million live in the city's continuous urban area. The city is entirely located in the country's central valley. Most of the city lies between 500–650 m (1,640–2,133 ft) above mean sea level.

Clashes erupt during protests anniversary in Chile [Video]

Clashes erupt during protests anniversary in Chile

Clashes erupted between some protesters and police as thousands of people on Sunday demonstrated in Santiago to mark the anniversary of the movement that led to massive protests in 2019.View on..

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Chileans clang pots, rally in Santiago to mark anniversary of 2019 protests [Video]

Chileans clang pots, rally in Santiago to mark anniversary of 2019 protests

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Churches burn during violent protests in Chile [Video]

Churches burn during violent protests in Chile

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left over 30 dead and thousands injured, with peaceful rallies on Sunday..

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Chile: Protests after video showing police throw teen off bridge [Video]

Chile: Protests after video showing police throw teen off bridge

Protesters in Chile's capital, Santiago, have faced off with police over inequality and alleged police brutality after a video emerged on Friday showing a teenager being thrown off a bridge.

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Riots, looting and churches burned as Chile anniversary rallies turn violent

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Anonymous Batman hands out free food to the homeless in Santiago, Chile

A man from Santiago, Chile – who wants to remain anonymous – prowls the streets at night in a Batman costume, delivering homemade meals to homeless people.
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SANTIAGO — LATAM Airlines, the largest airline group in Latin America, said Thursday it had secured an additional $1.3 billion for its financing proposal before a New York bankruptcy court, while..
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Chile tightens lockdowns as country exceeds 200,000 coronavirus cases

The Chilean government on Wednesday announced a tightening of lockdowns and "maximum" movement restrictions in its capital Santiago as the country´s confirmed coronavirus caseload exceeded 200,000.
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Chile's military moves through shadows to spot coronavirus curfew breakers

The armored vehicle rumbles through the near-empty, darkened streets of a scruffy neighborhood in the Chilean capital Santiago, bristling with heavily-armed troops.
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Chile surpasses 100,000 cases of coronavirus: health minister

Chile has surpassed 100,000 cases of the coronavirus, the health minister said on Monday, as infections have spiraled in the capital Santiago, putting the South American nation´s healthcare system..
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Doctors in Chile face tough decisions as coronavirus cases spike

Doctors in hospitals across the Chilean capital Santiago said on Wednesday beds are fast running short as new coronavirus cases spike across the city, forcing urgent care wards to make tough decisions..
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Thousands rally against Spain virus response, urge PM to quit

thousands rally against spain virus response, urge pm to quit
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Chileans rediscover community kitchens as coronavirus, and hunger, bite

Poor neighbourhoods in the Chilean capital Santiago have seen a resurgence in the use of community kitchens once prevalent in the darkest days of dictatorship, as coronavirus shutdowns put pressure on..
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Chile's poor clash with police amid concerns over food shortages in outskirts of Santiago

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In twist of fate, Venezuelans in Chile seek to return home

Hundreds of Venezuelans seeking to return home gathered in a makeshift tent camp outside their embassy in Santiago on Thursday, as the coronavirus outbreak spurs a reverse migration wave of those who..
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Chile's health minister announces surge in cases, Santiago general quarantine

Chile's health minister Jaime Manalich on Wednesday announced a general quarantine for greater Santiago to force down a sharp resurgence of coronavirus cases in the capital.
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Police in Chile detain more than 50 protesters at Labor Day rally

Police in the Chilean capital Santiago detained more than 50 protesters on Friday, saying they had violated rules intended to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Bolivia, Chile strike deal to return stranded Bolivian migrants home

Chile and Bolivia agreed on Tuesday to allow several hundred Bolivians stranded in a makeshift tent camp in Santiago to quarantine for 14 days and then return home, Chile's foreign ministry said in a..
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Bolivians stranded in Chile camp out at consulate in Santiago

Several hundred Bolivians have set up camp on a sidewalk near the Andean nation's consulate in the Chilean capital Santiago, authorities said Tuesday, awaiting approval to return home as the..
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Argentina, Chile defuse spat, vow united fight against pandemic and recession

The leaders of Argentina and Chile have moved to defuse a recent diplomatic spat after officials in Santiago accused President Alberto Fernandez of "meddling" in Chile's internal affairs after he met..
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Chile's coronavirus restrictions clean up the air around Santiago, study says

Air pollution in Chile's capital Santiago, a sprawling metropolis and industrial hub of 6 million, has plunged in the past month by as much as a third as large swaths of the city have been shuttered to..
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Hunger stalks Latin America's street vendors as empty sidewalks mean no customers

In the usually bustling streets of the downtown Santiago this week, Chilean great-grandmother Luz Maria Rios was ignoring a coronavirus quarantine and risking her health to sell Easter eggs.
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Chilean authorities scold elite escaping city by helicopter for Easter amid coronavirus outbreak

Chileans have a "moral duty" to stay home for the Easter holiday to stave of the spread of the coronavirus, Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel said on Thursday, after reports surfaced of wealthy Santiago..
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Chile lockdown: Third cougar caught in Santiago streets

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Chilean capital gets another visit from cougar amid coronavirus lockdown

Chilean authorities captured a second cougar in little more than a week late Wednesday after the cat was spotted strolling through an upscale suburb of Santiago amid the evening quiet imposed by a..
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Decision time: quarantine spells dilemma for domestic workers in Latin America

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'First we need to stay alive': virus spread dampens Chile's fiery protests

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Workers in Chilean malls call on government to shutter shops

Shopping mall workers in the Chilean capital Santiago launched protests on Tuesday demanding the closure of stores as coronavirus cases surged in the South American country.
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Chile marks 30 years of democracy; students ramp up protests against inequality

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Violence resurges in protest-racked Chile, nearly 300 arrested

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Chile protests: Lasers and tear gas as police and protesters clash

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Violence erupts again in Santiago after soccer fan run over by police

Riots broke out in parts of Santiago overnight and lingered into Thursday after a police truck ran over and killed a soccer fan earlier this week, marking the most violent protests since unrest broke..
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Thousands March in Santiago, Chile, Against Austerity on New Year’s Day

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Violent clashes in new round of Chile protests

violent clashes in new round of chile protests
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Pope names new Santiago Archbishop to deal with aftermath of abuse scandal in Chile

Pope Francis on Friday confirmed a Spanish priest as the new archbishop of Chile's capital Santiago, as the Vatican seeks to turn the page on a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken its standing and..
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SANTIAGO, CHILE: Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base...
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Chile: Anti-government protest ends with clashes in Santiago

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'Chile awakened': Graffiti across shattered city reflects protest intensity

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Chile declares state of emergency in Santiago as violent protests escalate

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U.S., Chile discuss co-hosting APEC summit in U.S. in January: source

The U.S. and Chilean governments are discussing co-hosting an APEC summit in the United States in January after Chile dropped plans to stage the event in Santiago this month, a senior U.S. official..
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Copa Libertadores final moved from Chile to Peru because of civil unrest

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Strong Earthquake of 6.0 Magnitude Rattles Buildings in Chile Amid Anti-Govt Protests

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Thousands protest to maintain pressure on Chile governm

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Dressed in black, marching silently and raising one fist, around a thousand women on Friday demanded justice for those killed and injured during the last two weeks of social unrest in Chile. Their..
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Chile's tourism sector reels as visitors cancel trips amid protests

chile's tourism sector reels as visitors cancel trips amid protests
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's tourism industry is feeling the pinch amid violent protests that have rocked capital Santiago since last month, with hotel reservations down by half and many cancelling..
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