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 officials insists ‘this is not a broken system.’ Following a power failure in Santiago’s metro Wednesday evening, which led to the evacuation of more than 50,000 people from seven trains in what continues a week-long metro disaster marathon, a deputy castigated metro management while the company insisted that such failures are normal.  More...

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This weekend in the capital: Spiritualized, apocalyptic cinema, cumbia

A roundup of some of the best culture, music, art, theater and film the city has to offer: Vinyl fair, Iranian drama ‘The Past’ and Banda Conmoción. Spiritualized Rising to prominence in mid-1990s U.K., Spiritualized emerged as an introspective, psychedelic alternative among the legion of precocious, energetic britpoppers that dominated airwaves throughout much of their decade. Spiritualized’s best acclaimed album, 1997’s “Ladies and More...

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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...

Opposition attack signature education reform and embattled minister

Government brands as reactionary opposition plans to call education minister for formal grilling in Congress over plans to reform schooling. Education Minister Nicolás Eyzaguirre More...

Army commander and Pinochet-successor dies

Gen. Izurieta praised for easing democratic transition, damned for maintaining ‘pact of silence’ regarding human rights abuses under dictatorship. Former army commander Gen. More...

This Week in Business: Reactions to GDP print, peso plummets

Major stories from the world of trade finance and economics: Senators propose ways to help small businesses, banks revise outlooks and AFP profits increase. The peso has fallen More...

Chile registers slowest GDP growth since height of financial crisis

Tepid inter-annual growth for second quarter a reflection of weak performance of most economic sectors, according to Central Bank. This week, Chile’s Central Bank announced More...

Chile announces new prisons to reduce rampant overcrowding

US$420 million government investment will build four new prisons to combat overpopulation which affects more than 70 percent More...

UN praises Chile’s move to limit military court jurisdiction

Court rules suspect’s death in custody should not be heard by military tribunal, establishing important precedent 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...

Santiago rated one of best cities to live in South America

As safest South American city, Santiago rates as one of two best cities on Latin continent in which to live, More...

Bachelet draws parallels between apartheid and Chilean dictatorship

While visiting South Africa, the Chilean president said that modern societies are demanding ever more from the political class. During the..

Arrest of Chilean right-wing youth leader in Venezuela sparks outrage

Chilean conservatives accuse Maduro government of ‘revenge’ after visiting youth leader is detained on Venezuela trip to meet opposition. Following a..

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..

Rescue Valparaíso as an act of national catharsis

“Valparaíso… Anchors resisting the waves of the earth” -From Ode to Valparaíso by Pablo Neruda Burned land, Alimapu, was Valparaíso’s original..