Soccer roundup: Colo Colo drops points as ‘La U’ triumphs in thriller

Canales the savour as Universidad de Chile consolidate lead, Barnachea fails to hold on for much-needed victory. Audax Italiano 2 – 3 Universidad de Chile This was a pulsating derby  — Audax Italiano made ”La U” work for a fourth straight win after falling behind; red-hot striker Gustavo Canales coming to the rescue once again. The veteran goalgetter chalked off his eighth of the season to secure victory, but not before a few uncertain More...

by Tom Hyne | Published 18 hours ago

Chile-Bolivia boundary dispute flares up at UN

Bachelet comments over Crimean conflict taken as attack against Bolivian bid for sea access, denounced as ‘blatant lie.’ Outraged Bolivian officials have rebuked Chilean President Michelle Bachelet for allegedly comparing the countries’ ongoing maritime dispute to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.  More...

by Linn Helene Loken | Published 18 hours ago

Tax investigation uncovers suspected illegal campaign donations

Many right-wing and some left-leaning candidates under scrutiny for illegal campaign contributions as government works toward electoral reform. Tax authorities investigating an important Chilean holding company for possible tax violations last week stumbled upon a laundry list of political candidates who received substantial financing from the business, much of which is said to be illegal.  More...

by Steve Anderson | Published 19 hours ago

Chile-Bolivia boundary dispute flares up at UN

Bachelet comments over Crimean conflict taken as attack against Bolivian bid for sea access, denounced as ‘blatant lie.’ Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is unhappy with More...

Tax investigation uncovers suspected illegal campaign donations

Many right-wing and some left-leaning candidates under scrutiny for illegal campaign contributions as government works toward electoral reform. UDI president Ernesto Silva rejected More...

Chilean politicians demand budget transparency

Opposition members call for stricter monitoring of public fund expenditure as 2015 budget is readied for Congress. UDI Sen. Juan Antonio Coloma wants stricter monitoring of Chile’s More...

Market Wrap: Energy sector falls during shake up

Sept. 22-26: European debt worries lead to restructure of Latin American energy company, medical industry announces major Peruvian partnership Banmédica rises on partnership More...

Chile businesses irked by early closing time plan

Politicians propose passing legislation that would limit hours for retailers on weekends and holidays in a bid to strengthen family relations. Evening shopping on a Sunday in More...

Gay kiss cut angers Chile’s LGBT community

‘Anti-discrimination’ clothing ad sparks controversy after same-sex kiss is censored in video, parody clip mocks decision. La More...

Chile maids promised better working conditions in new bill

Senate unanimously approves new law proposal that will prohibit uniforms and reduce working hours for Chile’s More...

Chileans harness power of music to protest dam project

Proactive musicians took to the stage Wednesday night — thrashing guitar strings and banging drums — to oppose...

Suspected terrorist dies after botched blast in Santiago

Man engulfed in flames Thursday morning following explosion in residential area, Bachelet calls for calm in...

Union health workers strike for labor rights in Chile

Confusam demands more rights for public health workers, protest condemned for obstructing medical care for poor....

‘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..

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,’ More...

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..

Student group under fire for pulling out of education reform dialogue

Confech withdraws from talks aimed at addressing education reform, prompting politicians and former students alike to call the move ‘childish.’ Mere..

Bachelet attends landmark climate summit

President reaffirms commitment to reducing carbon emissions at UN Climate Summit, environmentalists question leader’s motives. President Michelle Bachelet reiterated Chile’s commitment..

Chile lauded for adventure travel

Chile selected to host 2015 Adventure Travel World Summit, international community praises nation’s natural attractions. The Adventure Travel World Summit will..

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..

Seeing green in Santiago: An eco-friendly travel guide

While Chile is a favorite destination among eco-travelers, for many the capital remains a mere stopover on the way to the..