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 left-leaning senator called for government regulation of polling operations after a controversial survey allegedly employed leading questions to skew public opinion against the government’s signature education reform bill.  More...

by Steve Anderson | Published 20 hours ago

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. The opposition right-leaning Alianza coalition announced Tuesday its latest attempt to halt the proposed overhaul of the country’s education system by calling Education Minister Nicolás Eyzaguirre in front of Congress for a formal grilling.  More...

by Sam Edwards | Published 20 hours ago

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 of penitentiaries. In an effort to tackle widespread overcrowding in the prison system, the government announced a US$420 million investment to build new facilities, but campaigners say more needs to be done to improve conditions and aid rehabilitation of inmates.  More...

by María del Carmen Corpus | Published 21 hours ago

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...

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 the More...

Chile to spearhead new sustainable energy production on continent

First solar thermal plant in Chile — and all of South America — hopes to provide a solution to country’s alleged impending energy crisis. Chile’s first solar thermal 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...

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...

Government to invoke anti-terrorism law for latest Santiago bombings

Two late night attacks on police precincts, reportedly similar to previous anarchist bombings, caused no injuries....

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 More...

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..

Chilean Palestinians maintain pressure on government over Israel

Following its decision to cool diplomacy with Tel Aviv, Chile has condemned Israeli attacks on civilian targets in Gaza as ‘possible..

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 More...

Chileans unveil world’s first ‘unstealable’ bicycle

As cycling culture booms in Chile, three young engineers seek to stop rampant bike theft in its tracks through an innovative..

Impending ‘mega quake’ could hit Chile at any time, say experts

April’s 8.2-magnitude earthquake was only the beginning: Chileans should prepare for upcoming ‘mega quake’ but need not panic, scientists say. According..

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..