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Chile army declares curfew, president reverses fare hikes after unrest

3:20am BST

SANTIAGO The Chilean military declared a night-time curfew in the capital on Saturday and President Sebastian Pinera announced he would freeze an unpopular public transport policy, as the government struggled to tackle widespread unrest in the streets over fare hikes.

Troops on streets of Chilean capital Santiago after state of emergency announced

19 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent protests over a hike in public transport fares.

Troops on streets of Chilean capital Santiago after state of emergency announced

19 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO, Oct 19 Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent protests over a hike in public transport fares.

Chile President Pinera declares emergency as capital rocked by riots

19 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO Chile's President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency in the capital Santiago early on Saturday, as the city of 6 million descended into chaos amid riots that left a downtown building engulfed in flames and its metro system shuttered.

Chile calls for tougher penalties to crack down on fare hike protests

18 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO, Oct 18 Chile's government said on Friday it would ask the courts to use a state security law to impose tougher penalties on youth who have been protesting a recent hike in bus and metro fares by jumping turnstiles and disrupting transport in the capital.

RPT-Chilean bank ordered to open Uber's accounts to taxman

16 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO, Oct 15 Chile's Supreme Court has ordered the Bank of Chile to allow tax authorities to examine the local accounts of Uber, rejecting an appeal by the ride-sharing company, according to a judgment seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Chilean bank ordered to open Uber's accounts to taxman

16 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO Chile's Supreme Court has ordered the Bank of Chile to allow tax authorities to examine the local accounts of Uber , rejecting an appeal by the ride-sharing company, according to a judgment seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Uber to buy Chile's Cornershop as it sets sights on delivering groceries

11 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday it would buy a majority stake in Chilean online grocery provider Cornershop as the ride hailing company seeks to widen its fast-growing food delivery app to include groceries and other goods.

Argentine economists forecast deeper recession, hold inflation steady

02 Oct 2019

BUENOS AIRES Argentine economists forecast a deeper recession and maintained a pessimistic inflation forecast at a shade under 55% in the latest central bank monthly poll of analysts released on Wednesday.

Latam Airlines shares jump over 30% after Delta says it will buy stake

27 Sep 2019

SANTIAGO Shares in LATAM Airlines Group surged more than 30% at the market open on Friday, the day after Delta Air Lines said it would buy a 20% stake in the company for $1.9 billion, creating a major new airline partnership and ending the Chilean carrier's ties with American Airlines.

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