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Chile’s right rejoices after pro-Pinochet candidate wins presidential first round

Chile’s right rejoices after pro-Pinochet candidate wins presidential first round José Antonio Kast will face progressive former student leader Gabriel Boric in runoff election next month Presidential candidate José Antonio Kast spoke with the press on the outskirts of Santiago. Photograph: Esteban Félix/AP Presidential candidate José Antonio Kast spoke with the press on the outskirts of Santiago. Photograph: Esteban Félix/AP Chile’s right wing have claimed a jubilant victory after José…
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Far-right populist, ex-protest leader set for runoff vote in Chile’s presidential election

Far-right populist, ex-protest leader set for runoff vote in Chile’s presidential election Republican party’s José Antonio Kast set to win first round with 28% of the vote José Antonio Kast based his campaign on issues relating to migration, public security and conservative social values. Photograph: Marcelo Hernández/Getty Images José Antonio Kast based his campaign on issues relating to migration, public security and conservative social values. Photograph: Marcelo Hernández/Getty Images The…
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The far-right presidential candidate tempting voters from Chile’s left and center

“I want Chile to get back in order, the migrant crisis is out of control, we need more economic stability, and to stop the violence we´re still seeing two years after the social uprising. The only candidate who clearly says he will straighten things up is him,” he adds. This Sunday, Chileans will head to the polls to elect their new president. Voters will pick one out of seven candidates;…
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‘A fairer Chile’: protest generation aims to reshape country in divisive election

‘A fairer Chile’: protest generation aims to reshape country in divisive election Gabriel Boric takes a selfie with members of his electoral campaign and supporters after presenting his government program in Santiago on 1 November. Photograph: Esteban Félix/AP Gabriel Boric takes a selfie with members of his electoral campaign and supporters after presenting his government program in Santiago on 1 November. Photograph: Esteban Félix/AP Gabriel Boric has a serious chance…
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Chilean president Piñera impeached over Pandora papers revelations

Chile Chilean president Piñera impeached over Pandora papers revelations Lower house approval vote sets up trial in Chile’s senate Papers revealed offshore dealings of conservative president Sebastián Piñera in October. The leaked documents revealed new details of a controversial deal to sell the family’s stake in the Dominga mining project. Photograph: Javier Salvo/AFP/Getty Sebastián Piñera in October. The leaked documents revealed new details of a controversial deal to sell the…
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A mountain of unsold clothing from fast-fashion retailers is piling up in the Chilean desert

A huge heap of unworn clothing is piling up in Chile’s Atacama desert. An estimated 39,000 tons of clothes that can’t be sold in the US or Europe end up in Chile yearly. The clothes occupy a large stretch of the desert, blanketing dunes in a layer of discarded textiles. LoadingSomething is loading. Heaps of unworn clothes are being discarded in the Chilean desert, adding to a swiftly swelling graveyard…
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Made in China, dumped in Chile: where world’s unwanted clothes go – South China Morning Post

Made in China, dumped in Chile: where world’s unwanted clothes go  South China Morning Post…
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Chile conservative Kast maintains lead in final pre-election opinion polls

Chilean presidential candidate Jose Antonio Kast from far-right Republican Party meets with supporters during a campaign rally in the outskirt of Santiago, ahead of the first round of presidential elections on November 21, Chile, October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/File Photo SANTIAGO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Chilean right-wing presidential front-runner, Jose Antonio Kast, has retained his grip on first place in pre-election opinion polls ahead of leftist Gabriel Boric, as pollsters…
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Ancient Comet May Have Turned Chilean Desert Into Glass

Clods of glass in the Atacama Desert, site of an ancient fireball airburst.Photo: R. Scott Harris Nearly 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the Chilean coast are covered with oblong fragments of desert glass that researchers who recently studied them say came from a comet’s explosion over the Atacama Desert about 12,000 years ago. Advertisement The explosion was what’s called an airburst, which can happen when an object like a meteor…
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Stargazers in Chile’s Atacama Desert search for alien life and ‘dark energy’

Central to the race to peer into distant worlds is the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), a $1.8 billion complex being built at the Las Campanas observatory and which will have a resolution 10 times higher than the Hubble space telescope. The telescope, expected to begin operation by the end of the decade, will compete with the European Southern Observatory’s Extremely Large Telescope — located further north in the same desert…
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