Muay Thai master Kru Din (Wittawat Kasom) teaches Lanna Fighting Muaythai, during a Thai boxing self-defence workshop for members of the LGBTIQ+ community, in the municipality of Cerro Navia, Santiago, on May 27, 2023. (Photo by Martin Bernetti / AFP)

‘Save your lives:’ Free Thai boxing lessons for LGBTQ people in Chile

Shield, duck, punch: At a municipal sports hall in Chile’s capital Santiago, dozens of members of the LGBTQ community gathered to learn Thai boxing self defense moves in a climate…

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World’s ‘oldest’ tree able to reveal planet’s secrets

In a forest in southern Chile, a giant tree has survived for thousands of years and is in the process of being recognized as the oldest in the world. Known…

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Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile’s Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final…

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Thailand extends list of countries and territories, the citizens of which can enter the Kingdom without quarantine

Thailand has extended the list of “low risk” countries and territories whose citizens will be allowed to enter the kingdom without quarantine from Tomorrow (Monday), according to an announcement issued…

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Ricardo San Martin, a Chilean expert on the Quillay soapbark tree and its industrial uses, counts the seeds on a soapbark tree growing in the wild on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley, U.S., August 17, 2021. Picture taken August 17, 2021. REUTERS/Nick Otto

A Chilean tree holds hope for new vaccines – if supplies last

CASABLANCA, Chile, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Down a dusty farm track in Chilean wine country, behind a wooden gate wrapped in chains, forestry experts are nursing a plantation of saplings…

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A health worker prepares a dose of the Chinese CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 at a vaccination centre in Santiago, on March 24, 2021. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

China’s Coronavac 80% effective at preventing Covid deaths: Chile results

China’s Coronavac vaccine was 67 percent effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 and 80 percent at preventing death, according to real-life results unveiled Friday from Chile’s inoculation campaign. “These figures should…

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