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 sharp criticism of its signature education reform bill and accusations of a “confused” approach, the government attempted to shore up its commitment to free university this week following the controversy sparked by the Education Minister apparently suggesting this would not be More...

by María del Carmen Corpus | Published 2 hours ago

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 responsibility and ‘rewriting history.’ Three victims of sexual abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest decades ago announced Tuesday a breakdown in talks to settle a civil case brought against Santiago Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati for his “complicity, negligence and deliberate ignorance” in the crimes.  More...

by Sam Edwards | Published 6 hours ago

Explosion at church linked to notorious anarchist group

Bomb outside church in capital has ‘similarities’ with recent metro bombing while police deactivate a third explosive device found near a nursery. A bomb exploded at the entrance to Iglesia Santa Ana in Santiago in the early morning Tuesday, and notes found at the site link the perpetrators with members of an anarchist group apprehended for a series of bombings in Chile and currently facing charges for detonating a device in a Spanish cathedral. The More...

by Angus McNeice | Published 6 hours ago

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...

Signature tax reform reaches general approval in Upper House

Major reform approved for further analysis in Senate after cross party agreement, though ‘no’ vote from Amplitud indicates new party’s continued autonomy. While the major More...

Chile invokes anti-terrorism law following non-lethal metro bombing

Government plans to use controversial bill introduced in the dictatorship era after device explodes on subway harming no one. The government plans to use anti-terrorism legislation More...

Market wrap: Troubled waters for fisheries, retailer rises on report

July 14-18: Lack of exposure to consumer debt leads to boost for clothing seller, fisheries grilled over use of antibiotics. It was a relatively quiet week as markets were closed More...

This week in business: gas imports expected by 2016, Central Bank cuts

Major stories from the world of trade, finance and economics: Hyatt opens new branch in Santiago, medical technology on show in Hospital Expo. The government announced the construction 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 responsibility More...

Thousands march for gay adoption ahead of Senate vote on civil unions

More than 60,000 marched through the capital for adoption and custody rights for same-sex couples. Chile’s first More...

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...

Santiago rolls out city-wide bike hire scheme

More than 2,000 bikes to be available to the public in neighborhoods across the city from...

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..