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 missive to Chile, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and El Salvador, four U.S. senators formally requested the South American states to reinstate their ambassadors in Israel, whom they had removed in protest of that country’s violent actions in Gaza.  More...

by Sam Edwards | Published 14 hours ago

Pinochet’s secret police chief, Manuel Contreras, hospitalized

Director of notorious dictatorship-era intelligence agency rushed to hospital as human rights indictment is lodged against him for Operation Colombo case. Former Gen. Manuel Contreras, Chile’s top secret police during the first four years of the 17-year Pinochet dictatorship, currently serving an approximately 400-year prison term for numerous human right violations, was hospitalized Monday for observation of an ongoing renal condition.  More...

by Steve Anderson | Published 14 hours ago

Deputies attack ‘revenge porn’ on privacy grounds

A new law proposal would set harsher penalties against persons leaking photos and videos of an intimate nature without subjects’ consent. Two right-wing parliamentarians have taken up the fight against “revenge porn” — the deliberate leaking of intimate photos and videos to public media — by proposing a law that would castigate offenders on privacy grounds.  More...

by Meaghan Beatley | Published 16 hours ago

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...

Market Wrap: Currency movements dominate market, retail giant stumbles

Aug. 18-22: Movements of the peso and dollar help boost the share prices of some companies while some announce or finagle mergers. New developments related to proposed mergers More...

This Week in Business: Reactions to GDP print, peso plummets

Major stories from the world of trade finance and economics: Senators propose ways to help small businesses, banks revise outlooks and AFP profits increase. The peso has fallen More...

Pinochet’s secret police chief, Manuel Contreras, hospitalized

Director of notorious dictatorship-era intelligence agency rushed to hospital as human rights indictment is lodged against More...

Deputies attack ‘revenge porn’ on privacy grounds

A new law proposal would set harsher penalties against persons leaking photos and videos of an intimate nature More...

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...

Contingency plan announced as metro disruption continues

Tranport Minister says there are ‘lessons to be learned’ from metro disruption which has affected tens...

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 More...

Chile warns Peru to stop nationalists from entering disputed territory

Foreign Affairs Minister Muñoz asks Peruvian authorities to avert ‘provocative’ hardliners’ attempts to protest in contested land strip. Chilean government officials..

Santiago rated one of best cities to live in South America

As safest South American city, Santiago rates as one of two best cities on Latin continent in which to live, according..

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..

Rescue Valparaíso as an act of national catharsis

“Valparaíso… Anchors resisting the waves of the earth” -From Ode to Valparaíso by Pablo Neruda Burned land, Alimapu, was Valparaíso’s original..