Chile has been rocked by three weeks of sometimes violent protests demanding constitutional reform and greater equality. DW met up with one student leader for whom the last few weeks have been unusually hectic.
Human Rights Watch has accused Chilean police of perpetrating "serious human rights violations" during civilian protests. President Sebastian Pinera wants troops to protect infrastructure and "free up" police.
Roughly 40,000 Colombians took to the streets to decry a wide range of grievances with right-wing President Ivan Duque. The third set of nationwide protests were largely peaceful.
Chile's president has acknowledged that "abuses and crimes were committed" by police during weeks of unrest that have left more than 20 dead. Pinera has resisted calls for his resignation, instead promising reform.
Protest leaders in Colombia have called for a general strike after talks with President Ivan Duque failed to bring a breakthrough. Four people have been killed in the conflict with police, among them a young student.
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