Chile protest death toll rises to 15

Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes wracked Chile for a fifth day on Tuesday as the death toll rose to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralysed the country.

President Sebastián Piñera announced a program on Tuesday night calling for modest boosts to the lowest incomes and increased taxes on the wealthiest as he sought to calm anger in the streets.

About half of Chile’s 16 regions remained under an emergency decree and some were a under military...
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2019-10-23 07:23
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