Feb 22, 2020 - World

In photos: Protests in Chile rage on, 4 months later

A barricade burns during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

Protestors clashed with riot police in Santiago, Chile on Friday after four months of sustained protests against the government initially sparked by grievances over metro fare pricing and the national cost of living.

The big picture: Chile has the greatest level of income inequality among all countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Wall Street Journal reports. Chileans have cited education and health care costs as especially cumbersome.

Demonstrators protest in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators protest in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators protest in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
A Chilean riot policeman draws a weapon at protestors in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators burn a barricade in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
Rescue volunteers carry a demonstrator on a stretcher in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
A protestor throws a tear gas canister back at riot police in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators light a fire in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images
Protestors use lasers to distract or obstruct riot police and their equipment in Santiago, Feb. 21. Photo: Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images

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In photos: Trump pays tribute to Gandhi before formal talks in India

President Trump reviews a guard of honour during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan palace in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump's second and final day of his India visit struck a more formal tone than the pageantry of a day earlier that included a trip to the Taj Mahal and a mega-rally in his honor. But he took time out Tuesday to pay tribute to Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi at a memorial in New Delhi.

Why it matters: The countries are forging deeper ties as India’s location, size and economic growth make it the "obvious counterweight to China" for American policymakers.

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In photos: How coronavirus is impacting cities around the world

Revellers take part in the "Plague Doctors Procession" in Venice on Tuesday night during the usual period of the Carnival festivities, most of which have been canceled following the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy. Photo: Andrea Pattaro/AFP via Getty Images

The novel coronavirus has spread from China to infect people in more than 40 countries and territories around the world, killing over 2,700 people.

The big picture: Most of the 80,000 COVID-19 infections have occurred in mainland China. But cases are starting to surge elsewhere. By Wednesday morning, the worst affected countries outside China were South Korea (1,146), where a U.S. soldier tested positive to the virus, Italy (332), Japan (170), Iran (95) and Singapore (91). On Tuesday, new cases were confirmed in Switzerland, Croatia and Algeria.

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How Super Tuesday is unfolding

A voter takes part in the Democratic primary in Purcellville, Virginia. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Voters in 14 states and one territory cast their ballots on Super Tuesday, tweeting and blogging along the way.

Why it matters: The huge delegate hauls of California and Texas this year make the day about as close as the U.S. gets to a national presidential primary.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Mar 3, 2020 - Politics & Policy