First Chilean police officer in court as protest flare anew
Santiago (AFP) - A Chilean police officer appeared in court Friday in the first instance of prosecutors bringing charges over eye injuries blamed on security forces during Chile's months of unrest.Str...
Goldendoodle rescued from hoarding has new purpose in Juvenile Court
DETROIT — Izzy stood on a light blue mat, as 16-year-old Marley placed her left hand on the top of the Goldendoodle’s head and turned to face the juvenile court referee.The teen listened as a probatio...
Detroit Free Press
Review: 'A Long Petal of the Sea,' by Isabel Allende
“A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende, translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson; Ballantine Books (318 pages, $28)———Love and war shape everything in Isabel Allende’s swe...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
5 tips for adventure travel in 2020
Here in 2020, the idea of “adventure travel” is a loaded concept.Sometimes it’s associated with active, athletic activities, like hiking, biking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Other times it is used to...
Chileans march against police repression of social unrest
Santiago (AFP) - Hundreds of Chileans rallied Saturday night to protest what they call police repression during three months of the worst social unrest since democracy replaced the country's military ...
Chile's Pinera announces key pension fund reform after protests
Santiago (AFP) - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has announced plans to reform the country's pensions system, a key measure aimed at easing the South American country's three-month old social crisi...
Fears of a total ban on US flights to Cuba leads to a run on tickets
MIAMI — Fears that the Trump administration will ban all flights to Cuba have sparked a spike in demand for tickets to the island, according to employees of travel agencies in Miami.“We have seen a st...
Will Bunch: American progressives should support the uprising in Iran — even if Trump does, too
Over the last 10 days or so, the world has been roiled by a conflict involving a powerful nation that — after a generation of cultural change — took a sudden lurch toward religious fundamentalism at t...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Smoke from Australia's fires reached South America
Storm clouds. Photo from Piqsels.com. CC0 public domain.Chileans have been surprised by cloudy days in the middle of January — uncommon weather for the country's summer season. The anomaly was caused ...
The weekly geography quiz
GEOQUIZ: Which three countries border Chile?Answer: Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The border with Argentina extends roughly halfway down the western side of the continent.———©2020 Chicago Tribune