Santiago hospital workers march against privatized administration

Federation leaders call for the end of hospital privatization, as a city hospital enters day 22 of its strike and suspends more than 800 surgeries. Healthcare workers, students and parliamentarians congregated before the main entrance of Santiago’s Hospital del Salvador Geriátrico on Tuesday after marching through the city’s main streets against plans for the privatized administration of two city hospitals.  More...

by María del Carmen Corpus | Published 11 hours ago

Bachelet cancels Venezuela trip, holds crunch talks with key ministers

President cancels attendance at Mercosur summit and meets with core cabinet members to discuss increasingly controversial education reform agenda. President Michelle Bachelet opened the door to speculation over the state of diplomatic and internal affairs by cancelling her attendance at a summit in Caracas at the eleventh hour Monday, before arriving in Viña del Mar by helicopter Tuesday to meet with her core cabinet team including embattled Education More...

by Angus McNeice | Published 14 hours ago

Chilean ambassador to Israel ‘recalled for consultation’

Government condemns ‘collective punishment’ of Gazans and orders Tel Aviv representative back to Santiago in strongest yet opposition to the conflict. In its firmest demonstration of opposition to Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip yet and amid mounting pressure from the country’s large Palestinian community, Chile recalled its ambassador to Israel for questioning on the ongoing conflict which has claimed more than a thousand civilian More...

by Sam Edwards | Published 15 hours ago

Bachelet cancels Venezuela trip, holds crunch talks with key ministers

President cancels attendance at Mercosur summit and meets with core cabinet members to discuss increasingly controversial education reform agenda. Embattled Education Minister More...

Christian Democrats dissidents fail to wrest control from conservatives

Conservative old-guard wins 12 of 18 seats on center-left DC party’s board during national assembly, tensions with Nueva Majoría expected to continue. DC veteran Gutenberg More...

Hard right UDI party debates softening its approval of Pinochet years

Young members of Chile’s largest party seek to update doctrine to acknowledge a ‘human rights deficit’ dating back to the atrocities of the dictatorship. UDI founders Jaime More...

Market wrap: Airliner Downgraded, fish stocks jump

July 21-25: Latin America’s largest airline descends after downgrade, fisheries continue to move based on health concerns. Though the company was able to retrieve a portion 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...

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...

Chilean ambassador to Israel ‘recalled for consultation’

Government condemns ‘collective punishment’ of Gazans and orders Tel Aviv representative back to Santiago More...

Chilean senators to visit Palestine amid escalating conflict

Politicians again call for the immediate withdrawal of Chile’s ambassador to Israel, saying his presence makes the country ‘complicit in savagery..

Bolivia defiant in face of Chilean legal challenge in border dispute

Chilean politicians condemn Morales’ ‘demagoguery’ in campaigning for sea access, while Bolivians say they remain hopeful of a favorable ruling. The..

Experts measure six year-old stirrings of April’s massive earthquake

Study reveals the fatal earthquake that hit Iquique was six years in the making, new GPS technology leads to More...

Bachelet enters reform spat to shield embattled Education Minister

Approval for education reform drops, as politicians label the administration’s signature bill ‘profoundly confused’ amid mixed messages from the government. Amid..

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..

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..

Protests: Avoiding the tear gas while getting the shot

Getting close to the action is all well and good if you are shooting a fish market or someone’s portrait, but..