Cuban and Ecuadorian immigrants fill medical gap in Chile

Deficit in skilled medical staff attracts professionals from Ecuador and Cuba, making them the largest groups acquiring Chilean citizenship. Although Cubans and Ecuadorians represent a small fraction of immigrants living in Chile, they are two of the largest groups obtaining citizenship, according to a recent report from the Department of Immigration.  More...

by Valerie Dekimpe | Published 2 hours ago

Embattled Education Minister faces stern congressional interrogation

Growing concern over landmark education reform pits right-wing politicians against education minister. After months of criticism from students, teachers, parents and government officials alike, Education Minister Nicolás Eyzaguirre was subjected to harsh questioning concerning his ability to spearhead the controversial education reform currently making its way through government channels.  More...

by Raimundo Ladron de Guevara | Published 16 hours ago

Robber tied up by vigilante citizens

Have-a-go heroes intervene in armed robbery in central Santiago, strip perpetrator naked and tie him to pole. Mob justice ruled Santiago Wednesday as thief was seized, stripped and trussed up by residents of the capital.  More...

by Laurie Blair | Published 19 hours ago

Bachelet slammed by former presidential rival

2013 presidential candidate Evelyn Matthei says President ‘knows nothing about the economy’ and is leading Chile to ‘disaster.’ Evelyn Matthei has fiercely criticized President More...

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 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...

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...

Robber tied up by vigilante citizens

Have-a-go heroes intervene in armed robbery in central Santiago, strip perpetrator naked and tie him to...

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...

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...

Embattled Education Minister faces stern congressional interrogation

Growing concern over landmark education reform pits right-wing politicians against education minister. Education More...

Shedding light on black holes

Chilean astronomers release book explaining mysteries of the universe in layman’s terms, public’s scientific literacy improving. Three Chilean astronomers — Paulina..

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..

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..