Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena is best known for his social housing projects, which have been praised for offering economic opportunity to the less privileged.
Leading opposition figure Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean embassy after being blamed by Venezuela's government of fomenting violence. A UN report blames the government for the scores of protester deaths.
Chile's public and private sectors are locked in an ongoing struggle with the Mapuches. The indigenous group accuse them of taking their ancestral land, draining its natural resources, and acts of violence.
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