U.N. calls for decriminalization of abortion in Chile

‘Opportune moment’ for Chile to reverse discrimination against women and decriminalize abortion, U.N. experts say. As part of a visit to Chile assessing the country’s treatment of women’s rights reform, a team of U.N. experts published a report on Wednesday expressing support for the legalization of abortion under special circumstances for girls younger than 18 years of age.  More...

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‘Historic’ Chile tax reform given green light

President announces reform that will ‘pave the way for free education’ by scrapping FUT and increasing taxes for businesses with greater resources. President Michelle Bachelet followed up Sept.11’s memorial service at La Moneda — during which she announced the formation of an Undersecretary Office for Human Rights — by broadcasting government’s tax reform approval to the nation.  More...

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Chile remains divided over its role in Falklands conflict

Dictatorship-era minister claims collaboration was self-defense against hostile Argentina while others lament Chile’s participation in ‘colonial’ war. Chilean politicians More...

Ex-president Piñera and government ministers trade blows over legacy

Favored 2018 candidate Piñera draws condemnation from the left for likening Bachelet’s legislative agenda to controversial reforms preceding the 1973 coup. Former President More...

Senator calls for regulation of polling practices

A leading polling company comes after fire for ‘abandoning objectivity’ and pursuing ‘revenge’ on behalf of ousted minister-turned director of the CEP. A leading polling More...

Business leaders slapped with multi-million dollar fines

Cascadas Case comes to a head: businessmen found guilty of questionable trades orchestrated with help of former stock exchange leader. Julio Ponce Lerou is among several business More...

Market wrap: Construction rises as mergers move ahead

Aug. 25 – 29: Foreign companies extend tender offers in ongoing buyouts as building companies move up and controversial holding chain reshuffles. CFR Pharmaceuticals S.A. More...

Campaign demands end to impunity for Pinochet-era criminals

Families of dictatorship victims and human rights groups roll out plan to shut down ‘luxury’ prison and bring privileged More...

In the wake of another murder, activists launch anti-femicide campaign

Calling femicide a ‘crime of passion’ dilutes what is simply murder, official says as she launches consciousness-raising More...

Government fines banks and safety companies for security failures

Following a recent upsurge in ATM bombings in Santiago, officials threaten to fine banks which don’t...

50,000 evacuated from Santiago metro in latest transport meltdown

Deputy accuses Bachelet of ‘politicizing’ transport and calls for the heads of metro bosses while company...

How can Santiago avoid future metro meltdowns?

Experts say expanded metro lines, better bus service and bike lanes needed to avoid overcrowding and...

Chile’s ambassador returns to Israel as ceasefire takes hold

In coordination with other South American countries, ambassador resumes post in Israel; Bachelet promises additional More...

Peru blocks nationalists from entering disputed Chilean territory

Peruvian authorities support claims to sliver of land but blocked protesters from reaching the site to avoid diplomatic confrontation with neighbors...

Chile chastized by US senators for recalling ambassador from Israel

US senators accuse Chile of ‘emboldening Hamas’ by recalling ambassador, request Latin American aid in fighting international terrorism. In an epistolary..

Thousands march for changes in landmark education reform bill

Nearly 80,000 take to the city’s streets for greater changes in Chile’s education system, continuing a series More...

Students occupy six buildings to protest exclusion from reform process

Controversial education reform bill passes first stages, students respond with sit-ins demanding they be allowed to participate in drafting process. Following the..

Court stands up to student sit-ins at prestigious Santiago school

Students condemn historic court decision to ban school occupations, blame the right for standing in way of educational reform. Following Monday’s..

Political courage at La Moneda palace

Opinion: Bachelet must keep her election promise to bring about social equality and the return of long-seized ancestral lands to the..

Persecution, protest and piety: Palestinian refugees’ escape to Chile

The Santiago Times heard the story of two brothers’ move to Chile, believed to have the largest Palestinian diaspora outside the..

Job vacancy: Regional Director for Latin America, Climate Parliament

Climate Parliament is seeking a Regional Director for Latin America Sponsored by Contract: Three years full-time, with the possibility of extension...