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Chile Protests: Death Toll Rises to 15 After Violent Clashes

An anti-government demonstrator throws a tear gas canister back at the police during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct…

Chile’s government said Tuesday that 15 people have been killed in five days of rioting, arson and violent clashes that have almost paralyzed the South American country and rocked its global image as the region’s oasis of stability.

About half of Chile’s 16 regions remained under an emergency decree and some were a under military curfew, the first — other than for natural disasters — imposed since the country returned to democracy in 1990 following a bloody 17-year dictatorship.

Riot police used tear gas and streams of water to break up marches by rock-throwing demonstrators in several streets of Santiago on read more >>>

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