Chile’s Copa America draw no stroll in the park

Tournament hosts ‘La Roja’ expected to top group and qualify alongside Mexico — Brazil and Colombia set for repeat of thrilling World Cup clash. Monday’s Copa America draw saw hosts Chile — a top seed alongside Argentina and Brazil — pitted against Mexico, Ecuador and Bolivia. Despite not being an easy group, Chile, boasting the likes of Alexis Sánchez, Arturo Vidal and Gary Medal, is still expected to come out on top.  More...

by Tom Hyne | Published 7 hours ago

New channel brings marijuana to televisions nationwide

Cultiva TV launches in Chile dedicated to ‘debunking myths,’ promoting cannabis culture — adds to growing calls for legalization. Friday saw the launch of a new TV channel and programme in Chile dedicated exclusively to all things cannabis. Cultiva TV (CTV) aims to disseminate knowledge about the “medicinal, cultural and spiritual” aspects of marijuana consumption, according to episode one of the show. CTV is screened on its own channel, More...

by Laurie Blair | Published 8 hours ago

Metro meltdown strikes again

Another Transantiago blunder grinds commuters to a halt, raising further questions about service management. Santiago’s metro suffered yet another set back Wednesday morning as trains on Line 4 experienced an autopilot fault — leaving commuters stranded once again. The stations of Príncipe de Gales and Los Presidentes were worst hit in the most recent chapter of the capital’s transport failings.  More...

by Dan Lewis | Published 10 hours ago

Citizens march for constituent assembly in Santiago

Demonstrators demand revamp of dictatorship-era constitution, movements and leaders unite before rumbling down Alameda. Protestors march down Alameda on Sunday. Santiago’s Plaza More...

Corruption charges filed against former Mining Undersecretary

Pentagate-related case rocks Chilean conservative party again as lifelong party member is accused of receiving illegal funds. Former Mining Undersecretary Pablo Wagner was charged More...

‘Errors’ in 2013 election contracts

Telecom provider handed US$20 million data transmission contract without due process, according to watchdog. The Chilean state audit office found irregularities in the bidding More...

Chile to square up to widespread tax evasion

New official figures, investigations reveal offshore tax havens home to nearly US$90 billion of Chilean assets. UK overseas territory the British Virgin Islands is home to several More...

Deputies approve 2015 Budget

Burgeoning government spending heavy on education and public works, seeks to ‘fulfill promises’ and end economic ‘stagnation.’ The 2015 Budget, approved late Wednesday More...

Landmark ruling opens door to better compensation for torture victims

Former political prisoners tortured during Pinochet regime demand compensation from Chilean government. Chile is still coming More...

Chilean student faces ‘20 years’ in Mexican jail

Mexican police apprehend man on charges relating to ‘rioting, conspiracy and attempted murder’ following protest More...

New channel brings marijuana to televisions nationwide

Cultiva TV launches in Chile dedicated to ‘debunking myths,’ promoting cannabis culture — adds to growing...

Metro meltdown strikes again

Another Transantiago blunder grinds commuters to a halt, raising further questions about service management. Santiago’s metro...

State security law invoked to deal with angry drivers

Traffic stalls as ‘colectivo’ drivers demand government bonuses — La Florida, Estación Central and La Cisterna suffer...

Isabel Allende awarded US’ highest civilian honor

Internationally acclaimed Chilean author recognized for a life devoted to literature and dedication to the foundation More...

Chile ‘regrets’ warlike comments from Bolivia over sea access

Bolivian VP claims ‘they’ll have to kill us all’ for landlocked country to drop territorial claim, submits further arguments to The..

Intellectuals discuss sustainable development in Chile and California

Academics and entrepreneurs from opposite ends of the hemisphere convene to discuss innovative ways of reducing inequality while pushing economic growth...

Shedding light on black holes

Chilean astronomers release book explaining mysteries of the universe in layman’s terms, public’s scientific More...

New student leaders proclaim 2015 ‘Year of Higher Education’

Claiming that groundwork for change has been laid, newly elected student leaders confident Chile’s education system will receive much-needed facelift. Amid..

High school students and teachers announce strike

Schools to empty Wednesday as teachers and students strike over slow reform progress and exclusion from debate. Classrooms across Chile will..

A cautionary tale: Buying politicians in the U.S. and in Chile

Lax campaign finance laws allow for “anonymous donations” in U.S., Chile would be advised not to follow suit. The election held..

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 Nanny: on the run for war crimes in her home country

Imagine that you found out your nanny, the one you trusted with your child and housekeeping, was on the run for..