This Week in Business: Wind power push, state fund capitalization

Major stories from the world of trade finance and economics: Owners of major holding company accused of tax evasion, Latam integrated market may see new member. El Arrayán wind farm opens On Tuesday, President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the El Arrayán wind farm, located about 250 miles north of Santiago. The installation — which is 70 percent owned by the San Francisco-based Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) — has an installed capacity of 115 More...

by Edwin Sweeney | Published 14 hours ago

Gay Chilean marine comes out with armed forces’ full support

As campaigners tackle discrimination in the military, marine makes history as first gay officer in the world to publicly come out with superiors’ approval. Mauricio Ruiz, 24, publicly discussed his homosexuality in a press conference attended by minority rights leaders and government officials, becoming not only the first Chilean military officer to officially come out of the closet, but the first in the world to do so with his military branch’s More...

by Meaghan Beatley | Published 15 hours ago

Transfer watch: Is Vidal on his way to Old Trafford?

United’s confidence-sapping loss to MK Dons has spurred ‘The Iron Tulip’ to act fast on the Chilean midfielder, with only six days left of the transfer window. Christened Aloysius Paulus Maria van Gaal, it’s no wonder Manchester United’s manager opts for “The Iron Tulip.” However, despite his formidable reputation, van Gaal’s Old Trafford experiment to date — save for a misleading pre-season — is comparable to a wilting flower. More...

by George Nelson | Published 15 hours ago

Chile remains divided over its role in Falklands conflict

Dictatorship-era minister claims collaboration was self-defense against hostile Argentina while others lament Chile’s participation in ‘colonial’ war. Chilean politicians More...

Ex-president Piñera and government ministers trade blows over legacy

Favored 2018 candidate Piñera draws condemnation from the left for likening Bachelet’s legislative agenda to controversial reforms preceding the 1973 coup. Former President More...

Senator calls for regulation of polling practices

A leading polling company comes after fire for ‘abandoning objectivity’ and pursuing ‘revenge’ on behalf of ousted minister-turned director of the CEP. A leading polling More...

This Week in Business: Wind power push, state fund capitalization

Major stories from the world of trade finance and economics: Owners of major holding company accused of tax evasion, Latam integrated market may see new member. Chile opens a new More...

Market Wrap: Currency movements dominate market, retail giant stumbles

Aug. 18-22: Movements of the peso and dollar help boost the share prices of some companies while some announce or finagle mergers. New developments related to proposed mergers More...

Gay Chilean marine comes out with armed forces’ full support

As campaigners tackle discrimination in the military, marine makes history as first gay officer in the world to publicly More...

Pinochet’s secret police chief, Manuel Contreras, hospitalized

Director of notorious dictatorship-era intelligence agency rushed to hospital as human rights indictment is lodged More...

50,000 evacuated from Santiago metro in latest transport meltdown

Deputy accuses Bachelet of ‘politicizing’ transport and calls for the heads of metro bosses while company...

How can Santiago avoid future metro meltdowns?

Experts say expanded metro lines, better bus service and bike lanes needed to avoid overcrowding and...

Contingency plan announced as metro disruption continues

Tranport Minister says there are ‘lessons to be learned’ from metro disruption which has affected tens...

Peru blocks nationalists from entering disputed Chilean territory

Peruvian authorities support claims to sliver of land but blocked protesters from reaching the site to avoid More...

Chile chastized by US senators for recalling ambassador from Israel

US senators accuse Chile of ‘emboldening Hamas’ by recalling ambassador, request Latin American aid in fighting international terrorism. In an epistolary..

Chile warns Peru to stop nationalists from entering disputed territory

Foreign Affairs Minister Muñoz asks Peruvian authorities to avert ‘provocative’ hardliners’ attempts to protest in contested land strip. Chilean government officials..

Thousands march for changes in landmark education reform bill

Nearly 80,000 take to the city’s streets for greater changes in Chile’s education system, continuing a series More...

Students occupy six buildings to protest exclusion from reform process

Controversial education reform bill passes first stages, students respond with sit-ins demanding they be allowed to participate in drafting process. Following the..

Court stands up to student sit-ins at prestigious Santiago school

Students condemn historic court decision to ban school occupations, blame the right for standing in way of educational reform. Following Monday’s..

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..

Job vacancy: Regional Director for Latin America, Climate Parliament

Climate Parliament needs Regional Director in Latin America Sponsored by Contract: Three years full-time, with the possibility of extension. Probationary period..