Market Wrap: Earnings move market, Argentine bullet largely dodged

July 26-August 1: Second major transportation merger of the year announced, meanwhile, lumber company hit by strike Many of the companies traded in Santiago began releasing earnings this week. While some beat expectations, others disappointed. A couple of Chilean transportation companies shot up on the announcement of the second major merger of the year between Chilean and German transportation companies. The events in neighboring Argentina had little More...

by Edwin Sweeney | Published 4 hours ago

Head of Christian Democrats questions governing coalition’s longevity

Debate on structural reforms turns shrill as Socialist Party and Christian Democrat leaders trade assessments on durability of Nueva Mayoría. The national debate on President Michelle Bachelet’s call for structural reforms — including an overhaul of the tax system, education reform and a new constitution — turned strident this week when a Socialist Party (PS) deputy blamed old guard leaders within the PS and the Christian Democrats (DC) party More...

by Steve Anderson | Published 7 hours ago

Codelco selects new boss as government announces $4 billion investment

Union friendly industry veteran Nelson ‘Scissorhands’ Pizarro new CEO of state-owned mining company as government pours record investment into 5 year plan. The country’s state owned mining company Codelco will receive an unprecedented US$4 billion investment over the next five years the government announced Friday, following the board’s unanimous vote Thursday to appoint Nelson Pizarro as the new head of the company.  More...

by Angus McNeice | Published 7 hours ago

Head of Christian Democrats questions governing coalition’s longevity

Debate on structural reforms turns shrill as Socialist Party and Christian Democrat leaders trade assessments on durability of Nueva Mayoría. Members of the PS have moved to block More...

Most political parties lack ‘bare minimum’ of transparency, study finds

Investigators say politics lags far behind other sectors in transparency following study which finds most parties underperforming. A new study finds most Chilean political parties More...

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...

Market Wrap: Earnings move market, Argentine bullet largely dodged

July 26-August 1: Second major transportation merger of the year announced, meanwhile, lumber company hit by strike Many of the companies traded in Santiago began releasing earnings More...

Codelco selects new boss as government announces $4 billion investment

Union friendly industry veteran Nelson ‘Scissorhands’ Pizarro new CEO of state-owned mining company as government pours record investment into 5 year plan. Mining company More...

Human rights court annuls Mapuche convictions in historic decision  

IACHR orders damages awarded to eight indigenous activists tried under anti-terrorism law, Justice Minister Goméz confirms 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 More...

District attorney seeks to re-try senator’s son for hit and run

Prosecution says evidence of the Martín Larráin’s inebriation and his companion’s ‘reproachable’ attempts to mislead police...

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...

Recall of ambassador to Israel sparks protests from Jewish community

Chilean senator proposes humanitarian plans for Palestinian refugees as Chile’s Jewish community brands the More...

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...

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..

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..