Chile Cancels Hosting World Climate Summit and Asia-Pacific Forum Over Protests

The announcement comes almost two weeks after the explosion of the protests, which began with an increase in the Santiago subway fare but reveal a deep sense of frustration among those remaining on the sidelines of the country's development path for the last 30 years.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile's most severe political and social crisis since its return to democracy in 1990, which has resulted in at least 20 deaths, has prompted President Sebastián Piñera to take a new decision: The country will host neither the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) in November, nor the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25) in December, two major international meetings which the world's leading figures are expected to attend . . .

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