Ex-mayor arrested for dictatorship-era human rights abuses

Former member of Pinochet’s secret police responsible for training torturers charged for disappearance and murder of 13 people. Retired Colonel Cristián Labbé — long known to have been an instrumental player in Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s secret police but never formally charged for suspected crimes — was arrested this morning as part of an ongoing investigation into human rights abuses committed within the notorious dictatorship-era detention More...

by Meaghan Beatley | Published 5 hours ago

Constitutional reform to take on ‘scourge’ of terrorism

Government proposes to strengthen undercover police and reform anti-terrorist law, opposition accuses Bachelet government of ‘trembling hand.’ As senators prepare to unveil a package of reforms designed to bolster Chile’s ability to confront terrorism, some criticize the government for a “lack of leadership” in responding to recent attacks.  More...

by Laurie Blair | Published 7 hours ago

Superclásico: Colo-Colo triumphs 2-0 in feisty affair

‘El Eterno Campeón’ finished victor in a predictably heated fixture that saw two ‘La U’ players take an early bath. The victory at the Estadio Monumental takes the hosts to within two points of league leaders “La U,” but despite the referee’s admirable efforts, the thrilling contest was marred by poor discipline.  More...

by Tom Hyne | Published 9 hours ago

UDI threatens investigation of Bachelet’s campaign contributors

‘Pentagate’ case continues: police raid suspect businesses, Chile’s political class grows fidgety and pundits have a field day. National Renewal Sen. Manuel José More...

‘Pentagate’ suspect returns to Chile to defuse investigation leaks

Saga continues as center-left politician makes first public appearance since scandal broke, vows to provide ‘all necessary information.’ Velasco has been mooted as a seious More...

Tax authorities allege tax fraud by Penta Group

Investigation into illegal campaign funding expected to snowball, ensnaring mostly conservative political leaders. The Pentagate scandal, which accuses a number of politicians, More...

Government pledges to pump US$165 million into Easter Island

Massive cash injection to boost development for Chile’s polynesian jewel with new airport in the pipeline, Bachelet ‘finally being appreciated.’ Regeneration of ageing infrastructure More...

‘Financial education’ seen as solution to growing retail debt

Gov. designates October as ‘financial education’ month to combat Chileans’ soaring retail debts, labeled ‘patronizing’ by consumer credit expert. Due to increasing More...

Ex-mayor arrested for dictatorship-era human rights abuses

Former member of Pinochet’s secret police responsible for training torturers charged for disappearance and murder of 13 More...

Constitutional reform to take on ‘scourge’ of terrorism

Government proposes to strengthen undercover police and reform anti-terrorist law, opposition accuses Bachelet More...

Magic at the end of the world

Globally renowned magicians gather for festival of illusions in the heart of the Chilean desert. Magic...

Tsunami threat sparks debate over emergency communication

Easter Island mayor criticizes National Emergency Service for lack of official warning following underwater earthquake. Pedro...

Students mobilize on the streets once again

Marches set to continue well into 2015 as students maintain criticism over government’s decision making, education...

‘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..

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..

Postcards from Londres: A Chilean werewolf in London

  Cosplay — a type of role play in which participants wear costumes to represent specific characters — is a huge..