Budget targets Chile’s flagging economy

Chile’s proposed 2015 budget to bolster decelerating economy to ‘create 140,000 new jobs a month’ and strengthen public education. President Michelle Bachelet earmarked education, healthcare and social welfare as core priorities to address for the 2015 budget during a televised announcement Tuesday night.  More...

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Chilean species in danger of extinction as ecological footprint rises

South America tops charts in report on fauna extinction, Chile faces uphill battle in decreasing ecological footprint. According to the 10th Living Planet Report, South America has experienced the most severe decline in wildlife due to climate change and unsustainable human activity, a trend that seriously impacts Chile, which harbors a wealth of marine life among other species.  More...

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Chile-Bolivia boundary dispute flares up at UN

Bachelet comments over Crimean conflict taken as attack against Bolivian bid for sea access, denounced as ‘blatant lie.’ Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is unhappy with More...

Tax investigation uncovers suspected illegal campaign donations

Many right-wing and some left-leaning candidates under scrutiny for illegal campaign contributions as government works toward electoral reform. UDI president Ernesto Silva rejected More...

Chilean politicians demand budget transparency

Opposition members call for stricter monitoring of public fund expenditure as 2015 budget is readied for Congress. UDI Sen. Juan Antonio Coloma wants stricter monitoring of Chile’s More...

Budget targets Chile’s flagging economy

Chile’s proposed 2015 budget to bolster decelerating economy to ‘create 140,000 new jobs a month’ and strengthen public education. Finance Minister Alberto Arenas said the More...

This week in business: Court dismisses fraud case

Major stories from the world of trade, finance and economics: US Court allows merger, energy costs up, Court hears appeal in Pascua Lama case. The supreme Chile has begun hearing More...

Gay kiss cut angers Chile’s LGBT community

‘Anti-discrimination’ clothing ad sparks controversy after same-sex kiss is censored in video, parody clip mocks decision. La More...

Chile maids promised better working conditions in new bill

Senate unanimously approves new law proposal that will prohibit uniforms and reduce working hours for Chile’s More...

Chileans harness power of music to protest dam project

Proactive musicians took to the stage Wednesday night — thrashing guitar strings and banging drums — to oppose...

Suspected terrorist dies after botched blast in Santiago

Man engulfed in flames Thursday morning following explosion in residential area, Bachelet calls for calm in...

Union health workers strike for labor rights in Chile

Confusam demands more rights for public health workers, protest condemned for obstructing medical care for poor....

‘Historic’ Chile human rights proposal passed despite tensions

Arab and African countries opposing Chile’s LGBT human rights proposal overcome after legislation passed. Delegates More...

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...

Chile’s ambassador returns to Israel as ceasefire takes hold

In coordination with other South American countries, ambassador resumes post in Israel; Bachelet promises additional humanitarian aid to Gaza civilians. Foreign..

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 More...

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..

Higher education in Chile among most expensive

Nation’s education systems continues ‘to favor wealthy’ as report outlines low public expenditure on higher education. According to a study released..

Chilean species in danger of extinction as ecological footprint rises

South America tops charts in report on fauna extinction, Chile faces uphill battle in decreasing ecological footprint. According to the 10th..

Chile lauded for adventure travel

Chile selected to host 2015 Adventure Travel World Summit, international community praises nation’s natural attractions. The Adventure Travel World Summit will..

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..

Seeing green in Santiago: An eco-friendly travel guide

While Chile is a favorite destination among eco-travelers, for many the capital remains a mere stopover on the way to the..