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Cover image: Downtown Santiago, Chile.

The following is excerpted from KSL. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Chile following violent protests and looting.

Hundreds of people have been arrested and three people were found dead following a fire set at a supermarket in Santiago on Sunday.

The protests were sparked by an increase in subway fares. Authorities declared a state of emergency in five provinces and imposed a curfew to try to control the unrest.

Meanwhile in West Jordan, Nichole Coombs has one thing on her mind.

“My son Carter is in the Santiago East mission,” she said.

Elder Carter Coombs is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He’s right in the middle of the chaos.

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