Market wrap: Construction rises as mergers move ahead

Aug. 25 – 29: Foreign companies extend tender offers in ongoing buyouts as building companies move up and controversial holding chain reshuffles. CFR Pharmaceuticals S.A. (CFR), the country’s largest pharmaceuticals manufacturer, rose 2.8 percent. This week the American pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Abbott Laboratories (Chile) Holdco (Dos) SpA, began a tender offer for outstanding shares of CFR More...

by Edwin Sweeney | Published 10 hours ago

In the wake of another murder, activists launch anti-femicide campaign

Calling femicide a ‘crime of passion’ dilutes what is simply murder, official says as she launches consciousness-raising social media campaign. Following reports of a 27th femicide this year in Chile, representatives of the Socialist Party have taken to the Internet to raise awareness of the significant numbers of women murdered each year at the hands of their partners. “Our mission is to generate greater awareness,” Violeta Reyes, vice president More...

by Meaghan Beatley | Published 11 hours ago

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 Minister Heraldo Muñoz announced Thursday that Ambassador Jorge Montero will return to his position in Israel next week in the wake of what appears to be a permanent ceasefire to Israel-Palestine hostilities in the Gaza strip.  More...

by Steve Anderson | Published 1 day ago

Chile remains divided over its role in Falklands conflict

Dictatorship-era minister claims collaboration was self-defense against hostile Argentina while others lament Chile’s participation in ‘colonial’ war. Chilean politicians More...

Ex-president Piñera and government ministers trade blows over legacy

Favored 2018 candidate Piñera draws condemnation from the left for likening Bachelet’s legislative agenda to controversial reforms preceding the 1973 coup. Former President More...

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...

Market wrap: Construction rises as mergers move ahead

Aug. 25 – 29: Foreign companies extend tender offers in ongoing buyouts as building companies move up and controversial holding chain reshuffles. CFR Pharmaceuticals S.A. More...

This Week in Business: Wind power push, state fund capitalization

Major stories from the world of trade finance and economics: Owners of major holding company accused of tax evasion, Latam integrated market may see new member. Chile opens a More...

In the wake of another murder, activists launch anti-femicide campaign

Calling femicide a ‘crime of passion’ dilutes what is simply murder, official says as she launches consciousness-raising More...

Guards confirmed innocent in San Miguel prison fire case

Court ratifies decision absolving guards for the deaths of 81 prisoners in a notorious 2010 fire, officials point 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...

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 More...

Peru blocks nationalists from entering disputed Chilean territory

Peruvian authorities support claims to sliver of land but blocked protesters from reaching the site to avoid diplomatic confrontation with neighbors...

Chile chastized by US senators for recalling ambassador from Israel

US senators accuse Chile of ‘emboldening Hamas’ by recalling ambassador, request Latin American aid in fighting international terrorism. In an epistolary..

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..

Job vacancy: Regional Director for Latin America, Climate Parliament

Climate Parliament is seeking a Regional Director for Latin America Sponsored by Contract: Three years full-time, with the possibility of extension...