Kindergartens to receive book portraying same-sex parent family

Children’s book aiming to increase awareness of non-traditional families raises eyebrows despite support from Education Ministry. A children’s book addressing same-sex parent families published on Tuesday and set to be distributed to kindergartens and libraries across Santiago has raised alarms among parents and right-wing politicians.  More...

by Valerie Dekimpe | Published 19 hours ago

Socialist deputy snipes at senator on Twitter

Co-governing center-left party painted as heir to Pinochet following opposition to education reform, corporate price-fixing scandals. A new front in Chile’s battle over education reform has opened in the blogosphere, with a Socialist Party (PS) deputy tweeting a picture of a smiling center-left Christian Democrat (DC) senator sharing a joke with Gen. Augusto Pinochet.  More...

by Laurie Blair | Published 22 hours ago

First innocent bombing victim in Chile since dictatorship confirmed

Authorities invoke anti-terrorist law after police investigation declares man killed in Yungay detonation innocent. Prosecutor Raúl Guzmán informed the public on Thursday that the man who died after suffering injuries inflicted by an explosion in Santiago on Sept. 25 was not guilty of manufacturing nor placing the explosive device.  More...

by Linn Helene Loken | Published 23 hours ago

‘Pentagate’ scandal continues to heat up

Investigation’s glare showcases political influence of nation’s top 10 business groups, business leaders lambast government action. A former Penta CEO, Hugo Bravo, is providing More...

UDI threatens investigation of Bachelet’s campaign contributors

‘Pentagate’ case continues: police raid suspect businesses, Chile’s political class grows fidgety and pundits have a field day. National Renewal Sen. Manuel José More...

‘Pentagate’ suspect returns to Chile to defuse investigation leaks

Saga continues as center-left politician makes first public appearance since scandal broke, vows to provide ‘all necessary information.’ Velasco has been mooted as a seious More...

Government pledges to pump US$165 million into Easter Island

Massive cash injection to boost development for Chile’s polynesian jewel with new airport in the pipeline, Bachelet ‘finally being appreciated.’ Regeneration of ageing infrastructure More...

‘Financial education’ seen as solution to growing retail debt

Gov. designates October as ‘financial education’ month to combat Chileans’ soaring retail debts, labeled ‘patronizing’ by consumer credit expert. Due to increasing More...

Kindergartens to receive book portraying same-sex parent family

Children’s book aiming to increase awareness of non-traditional families raises eyebrows despite support from Education More...

Ex-mayor arrested for dictatorship-era human rights abuses

Former member of Pinochet’s secret police responsible for training torturers charged for disappearance and murder More...

First innocent bombing victim in Chile since dictatorship confirmed

Authorities invoke anti-terrorist law after police investigation declares man killed in Yungay detonation innocent. Prosecutor Raúl...

Chile tops the charts in pedestrian deaths

Pedestrian carelessness is principal cause of high fatality rate, according to report. A recent study revealed Chile...

New liquor-vending law bodes ill for nightlife, business owners say

Little over a week into legislation’s implementation, Santiago business owners grumble at loss of revenue, bullying...

Foreign Minister silences Chilean ambassadors

Chilean diplomats prohibited from expressing opinions on internal affairs following controversial statement More...

‘Historic’ Chile human rights proposal passed despite tensions

Arab and African countries opposing Chile’s LGBT human rights proposal overcome after legislation passed. Chile’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community..

Chile plans to withdraw troops from Haiti, combat ebola

Chilean President meets with UN head to discuss peacekeeping mission in Haiti and plans to help fight ebola epidemic in West Africa...

Landmark education passed in Chamber of Deputies

Vote to end profit-making in state-subsidized schools makes its way to Senate, measure imposing prison sentence More...

New law requires Chilean TV to feature more cultural programs

In a bid to strengthen Chileans’ sense of national identity, law mandates increased cultural material on national television. A law coming into..

News channel under fire for suggesting student involvement in blast

Report purporting student groups played a role in Monday’s bombing attacked for ‘sensational reporting,’ ‘opportunism.’ A Chilean news channel has been..

Controversial mega-dam project cancelled

Energy giant backs down on major dam project to ‘avoid community opposition,’ specialist points to trend favoring smaller, lower-impact dams. According..

Santiago Film Festival boosts ‘explosive’ local industry

Festival highlights increasingly prominent presence of Chilean cinema, international directors ‘scared’ of local entries. This year’s edition of Santiago’s International Film..

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..

Postcards from Londres: A Chilean werewolf in London

  Cosplay — a type of role play in which participants wear costumes to represent specific characters — is a huge..