A Colombian soldier takes a photo while guarding the National Congress during a protest against the government in Bogota. Photo: AFP

Colombia protests: police soften tactics, but will it help?

  • The daily protests jolting the South American country proclaim a wide array of complaints
  • Social unrest has also broken out in Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile over the past two months
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A Colombian soldier takes a photo while guarding the National Congress during a protest against the government in Bogota. Photo: AFP
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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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