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Covid: Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica begin mass vaccination

Covid: Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica begin mass vaccination

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Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

Chile cancels climate and Apec summits amid mass protests

Science
Chile has pulled out of hosting two major international summits, including a UN climate change conference, as anti-government protests continue.President Sebastián Piñera said the decision had caused him "pain" but his government needed "to prioritise re-establishing public order".The COP25 climate summit was scheduled for 2 to 13 December, while the Apec trade forum was next month.The UN said it was now looking at alternative venues.World leaders were to gather at this year's Conference of the Parties (COP) to discuss the implementation of the Paris Accord - a landmark international climate agreement, first signed at COP21 in December 2015.This is the first time a country has pulled out of hosting the conference at such short no...
U.N. court rules in favor of Chile in sea dispute with Bolivia

U.N. court rules in favor of Chile in sea dispute with Bolivia

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Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Chile is under no obligation to negotiate granting neighbor Bolivia access to the Pacific Ocean, ending a 134-year-old dispute between the two countries. The court, the United Nations' highest, voted 12-3 to dismiss the case after five years of deliberations. Bolivia became landlocked in the early 20th century after losing the War of the Pacific to Chile, which claimed some 250 miles of Bolivian coast as its own as part of the 1904 Treaty of Peace and Friendship. But Bolivia has demanded access to the ocean for decades because much of the country's imports must go through Chilean ports. "Restoring Bolivia's sovereign access to the sea would make a small difference to Chile, but it would transform the destiny of Bolivia,"...