Miners look to expedite Codelco investment law with threat of protest

Codelco looks to debt in order to finance its future plans, as copper workers threaten protests if government fails to provide structured investment plan. Copper workers at Chile’s state-owned mining company, Codelco, threatened protests Wednesday should the government fail to provide a capitalization law that would establish a framework for the company to carry out long term projects.  More...

by María del Carmen Corpus | Published 8 hours ago

Frustration and polarization as Congress debates Araucanía conflict

Heated interpellation of Interior Minister shows division as right demands violence be considered ‘terrorism’ and claims breakdown of law and order. Interior Minister Rodrigo Peñailillo answered questions for almost two hours during a formal grilling on the divisive issue of indigenous land rights and growing tensions in the Araucanía Region on Thursday. But, rather than securing the commitments the opposition called for, the interpellation More...

by Sam Edwards | Published 9 hours ago

This weekend in the capital: A German eccentric, the best of Peru

A roundup of some of the best culture, music, art, theater and film the city has to offer: Joseph Beuys in Chile, cueca, upcoming Electrodomésticos. Peruvian food fair Since beginning in July 2010 to mark the country’s independence day, Perú Pasión has evolved alongside the growing immigrant population to celebrate the rich cuisine, culture and traditions of Chile’s northern neighbor. A number of local restaurants will participate showcasing More...

by Staff | Published 9 hours ago

Frustration and polarization as Congress debates Araucanía conflict

Heated interpellation of Interior Minister shows division as right demands violence be considered ‘terrorism’ and claims breakdown of law and order. Interior Minister Rodrigo More...

Center-right party submits proposal to legalize cannabis cultivation

In an unprecedented move, Amplitud proposes the legalization of marijuana cultivation for recreational use, while Senate President files similar motion. The center-right Amplitud More...

Deputies draft bill to increase penalties for violent acts at protests

Opposition seeks more severe punishment for ‘hooded vandals’ that wreak havoc during street protests, echoing controversial and ill-fated ‘Hinzpeter Law.’ Photo by Evan More...

Miners look to expedite Codelco investment law with threat of protest

Codelco looks to debt in order to finance its future plans, as copper workers threaten protests if government fails to provide structured investment plan. As the world’s largest More...

This week in business: Solar on the rise, interest rates face cut

Major stories from the world of trade, finance and economics: Central bank predictions, Atacama to host new major solar project, upcoming wine expo. Chile’s Atacama Desert More...

Deputies call for closure of Pinochet-era militants’ ‘luxury prison’

Political right opposes call on president to close prison for dictatorship-era human rights abusers equipped with internet, More...

Victims demand Chilean Cardinal apologize for ‘complicity’ in abuse

Talks to settle civil case against Cardinal Ezzati collapse as claimants accuse him and Catholic hierarchy of avoiding More...

Supporters of jailed anarchists set vehicles alight in two cities

Cars destroyed in Viña del Mar and Santiago following Tuesday church bombing, perpetrators again mention infamous...

Explosion at church linked to notorious anarchist group

Bomb outside church in capital has ‘similarities’ with recent metro bombing while police deactivate a third...

Politicians aim to rename Santiago’s airport after Pablo Neruda

A bill supported by both right-wingers and communists seeks to rebrand Chile’s international airport ‘Poet Pablo...

Chile pledges aid for Gaza and calls for immediate ceasefire

Announcement comes as independent deputy calls for Israeli ambassador to Chile to be expelled and Chilean envoys More...

Protests force cancellation of Chilean ambassador to Australia

James Sinclair, accused of destroying secret documents pertaining to some of the dictatorship’s worst atrocities, no longer offered the Canberra post...

Chile takes preliminary objections in Bolivia case to The Hague

Agents present challenge to court’s jurisdiction over territory row Foreign Minister calls a ‘threat’ to border stability and an attempt to..

Bachelet enters reform spat to shield embattled Education Minister

Approval for education reform drops, as politicians label the administration’s signature bill ‘profoundly More...

Minister sends bill to allow citizen participation in education reform

New bill would grant citizens and student organizations a voice in education reform, though student leaders skeptical due to past failure..

Families organize in defense of education system and against reform

Parents march to maintain current education system, as parliamentarians also come out against the ‘improvised’ education reform bill. Banners, music and..

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..

The Dance of Reality: an endearing and disturbing film

A look at cult cinema icon Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years, the tender and grotesque autobiographical work ‘La Danza..