Robber tied up by vigilante citizens

Have-a-go heroes intervene in armed robbery in central Santiago, strip perpetrator naked and tie him to pole. Mob justice ruled Santiago Wednesday as an attempted thief was seized, stripped and trussed up by residents of the capital.  More...

by Laurie Blair | Published 2 hours ago

Bachelet slammed by former presidential rival

2013 presidential candidate Evelyn Matthei says President ‘knows nothing about the economy’ and is leading Chile to ‘disaster.’ President Michelle Bachelet has come under fire once more from her rival in 2013’s presidential race, Evelyn Matthei.  More...

by Laurie Blair | Published 3 hours ago

Chile’s Copa America draw no stroll in the park

Tournament hosts ‘La Roja’ expected to top group and qualify alongside Mexico — Brazil and Colombia set for repeat of thrilling World Cup clash. Monday’s Copa America draw saw hosts Chile — a top seed alongside Argentina and Brazil — pitted against Mexico, Ecuador and Bolivia. Despite not being an easy group, Chile, boasting the likes of Alexis Sánchez, Arturo Vidal and Gary Medal, is still expected to come out on top.  More...

by Tom Hyne | Published 1 day ago

Bachelet slammed by former presidential rival

2013 presidential candidate Evelyn Matthei says President ‘knows nothing about the economy’ and is leading Chile to ‘disaster.’ Evelyn Matthei has fiercely criticized President More...

Citizens march for constituent assembly in Santiago

Demonstrators demand revamp of dictatorship-era constitution, movements and leaders unite before rumbling down Alameda. Protestors march down Alameda on Sunday. Santiago’s More...

Corruption charges filed against former Mining Undersecretary

Pentagate-related case rocks Chilean conservative party again as lifelong party member is accused of receiving illegal funds. Former Mining Undersecretary Pablo Wagner was charged More...

Chile to square up to widespread tax evasion

New official figures, investigations reveal offshore tax havens home to nearly US$90 billion of Chilean assets. UK overseas territory the British Virgin Islands is home to several More...

Deputies approve 2015 Budget

Burgeoning government spending heavy on education and public works, seeks to ‘fulfill promises’ and end economic ‘stagnation.’ The 2015 Budget, approved late Wednesday More...

Landmark ruling opens door to better compensation for torture victims

Former political prisoners tortured during Pinochet regime demand compensation from Chilean government. Chile is still coming More...

Chilean student faces ‘20 years’ in Mexican jail

Mexican police apprehend man on charges relating to ‘rioting, conspiracy and attempted murder’ following protest More...

Robber tied up by vigilante citizens

Have-a-go heroes intervene in armed robbery in central Santiago, strip perpetrator naked and tie him to...

New channel brings marijuana to televisions nationwide

Cultiva TV launches in Chile dedicated to ‘debunking myths,’ promoting cannabis culture — adds to growing...

Metro meltdown strikes again

Another Transantiago blunder grinds commuters to a halt, raising further questions about service management. Santiago’s metro...

Isabel Allende awarded US’ highest civilian honor

Internationally acclaimed Chilean author recognized for a life devoted to literature and dedication to the foundation More...

Chile ‘regrets’ warlike comments from Bolivia over sea access

Bolivian VP claims ‘they’ll have to kill us all’ for landlocked country to drop territorial claim, submits further arguments to The..

Intellectuals discuss sustainable development in Chile and California

Academics and entrepreneurs from opposite ends of the hemisphere convene to discuss innovative ways of reducing inequality while pushing economic growth...

Shedding light on black holes

Chilean astronomers release book explaining mysteries of the universe in layman’s terms, public’s scientific More...

New student leaders proclaim 2015 ‘Year of Higher Education’

Claiming that groundwork for change has been laid, newly elected student leaders confident Chile’s education system will receive much-needed facelift. Amid..

High school students and teachers announce strike

Schools to empty Wednesday as teachers and students strike over slow reform progress and exclusion from debate. Classrooms across Chile will..

A cautionary tale: Buying politicians in the U.S. and in Chile

Lax campaign finance laws allow for “anonymous donations” in U.S., Chile would be advised not to follow suit. The election held..

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 Nanny: on the run for war crimes in her home country

Imagine that you found out your nanny, the one you trusted with your child and housekeeping, was on the run for..