Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has asked all his cabinet ministers to step down so that he can form a new government as part of a reform plan aimed at quelling mass protests that have rocked the South American nation.
The death toll from the unrest that broke out in Chile has risen to 18 as a four-year-old child was killed during the latest protests against inequality, officials said, amid a general strike staged by unions.
Three people died in a fire in a supermarket being ransacked in the Chilean capital, Santiago, early Sunday, as protests sparked by anger over social and economic conditions rocked one of Latin America's most stable countries.
Chile's president declared a state of emergency in Santiago Friday night and gave the military responsibility for security after a day of violent protests over an increase in the price of metro tickets.
The South American football confederation said questioning the integrity of the Copa America was “unacceptable” after Lionel Messi alleged Argentina was victims of “corruption” in its 2-1 win over Chile.
Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda said he never had any doubts “natural born goalscorer” Alexis Sanchez would return to form after the striker fired his side to a 2-1 win over Ecuador in the Copa America on Friday.