Police detain a demonstrator during a strike in Bogota, Colombia on Thursday. Photo: AP

Colombia follows Latin American wave of rage with nationwide strike and protests

  • About 132,000 people take to streets in one of country’s biggest demonstrations in years
  • Scattered clashes between riots and protesters amid mostly peaceful rallies
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Police detain a demonstrator during a strike in Bogota, Colombia on Thursday. Photo: AP
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Riot police officers detain Camila Miranda after she was shot with six rubber bullets, four of which pierced her skin during a protest in Santiago. Photo: Reuters

Chile’s president condemns police ‘abuses and crimes’ after month of violent civil unrest

  • Protests have rocked Santiago for a month in the biggest crisis to hit the South American nation since its return to democracy in 1990
  • Public prosecutors in Chile are investigating more than 1,000 cases of alleged abuses – ranging from torture to sexual violence – by the police and military
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Riot police officers detain Camila Miranda after she was shot with six rubber bullets, four of which pierced her skin during a protest in Santiago. Photo: Reuters
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