Millions of residents in the Chilean capital Santiago are left without access to running water after the Maipo River is contaminated by flooding and landslides. At least four people have died in the floods.
Rain and floods contaminate a major river and leave four million without water in Santiago.
Violent storms cause floods across Uruguay with seven people killed and more than 2,000 left homeless. Four of those were killed by a tornado that struck Dolores. Four million people in the Chilean capital of Santiago were left without tap water as heavy rains triggered landslides. This led to the fouling of the city's water supply. Context: Chile, Santiago
Sixty-one schools in Chile's capital Santiago are to be investigated for possible child sex abuse. Context: Chile, Santiago
Tens of thousands of students protest in the Chilean capital Santiago for increased education expenditure. Context: Chile, Santiago
Tens of thousands of people protest in Santiago, Chile about plans to build two dams on wild rivers in southern Patagonia with an minority of people turning violent. Context: Chile, Santiago
Thousands of people attend the funeral of Chilean singer and national icon Vctor Jara in Santiago, reburied 36 years after his death via torture in the 1973 military coup carried out by Augusto Pinochet. Context: Chile, Santiago
Four people are killed as intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile. About 3,000 people are homeless, and hundreds of thousands have lost power. Context: Chile
Construction begins on the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) in northern Chile. The ELT is expected to become operational in 2024. Context: Chile
A bus traveling to Chile overturns in Argentina's Mendoza Province, killing at least 19 people. Context: Chile
A wildfire destroys almost the entire town of Santa Olga in Chile's central Maule Region as a Russian firefighting Ilyushin Il-76 arrives to help fight the worst wildfire in Chile's modern history. Context: Chile
Chile has declared a state of emergency and requested international help to help deal with forest fires. Context: Chile
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