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Chilean Bishops Resign En Masse over Sex Abuse Crisis

The entire body of the Chilean Catholic bishops’ conference—34 bishops in all—submitted signed resignations to Pope Francis this week over the country’s clerical sex abuse crisis.

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5 Major Conservative Victories in Latin America in 2017

Latin American politics for the past decade has been driven by a continental debate on the merits of socialism – a debate that, thanks to the devastating humanitarian situation in Venezuela, conservatives are increasingly poised to win.

Activists take part in a demo in favor of abortion in Santiago on March 21, 2016. Lawmakers in Chile's lower house of Congress on Thursday approved abortion in limited circumstances, the first step towards lifting a decades-old ban on the practice in the socially conservative South American country. Chile is …

Chile Court Lifts Ban on Abortion

The Constitutional Tribunal of Chile has approved a bill that will allow abortion in some situations, a move that Socialist President Michelle Bachelet has campaigned for since 2015.

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Mike Pence Asks Latin American Leaders to Cut Ties with North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence urged Chile, Peru, Mexico, and other Latin American nations to consider cutting all diplomatic ties to North Korea during his visit to Chile on Wednesday, suggesting only a full diplomatic freeze could pressure the rogue communist state to cease its constant threats of nuclear attack.

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Chile Becomes Lastest Nation in South America to Confirm Local Zika Case

One of two remaining holdouts against Zika on the Western Hemisphere has confirmed its first locally acquired case of the enigmatic virus. The government of Chile has confirmed that a Zika patient contracted the disease from a sexual partner who had been to Haiti.

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World View: Russia Escalates Syria War Launching Missiles from Caspian Sea

Contents: Russia dramatically escalates Syria war launching cruise missiles from Caspian Sea; Russian Orthodox Church declares a ‘Holy War’ in Syria; Russia’s ‘Holy War’ in Syria declaration sparks calls for jihad; IMF warns of significant danger of global financial crash

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Small Tsunami Hits California After Chile Quake

A large magnitude 8.3 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Chile triggered tsunami alerts around the Pacific rim–including in California, where a small tsunami wave hit the coast early Thursday.

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Strong Quake Shakes Chile, Some Tsunami Flooding Along Coast

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation’s entire coast. Officials reported

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Chilean Pro-Life Activists Hold Demonstration at Vatican

A group of Chilean pro-life activists held a protest in the middle of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Friday, shortly after Pope Francis received Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, whose government seeks to introduce abortion legislation in Chile, where the practice is illegal.

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President of Chile Asks Entire Cabinet to Resign

(Reuters) – Chile President Michelle Bachelet said she will reshuffle her entire cabinet in the next few days, a surprise announcement that indicates the depth of her concern about a collapse in her popularity.

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Chilean President Moves to Legalize Abortion

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has submitted a bill to the Chilean Congress that would liberalize the country’s abortion laws, allowing for abortion in the case of rape or when the pregnancy threatens the mother or baby’s life.