Chilean student faces ‘20 years’ in Mexican jail

Mexican police apprehend man on charges relating to ‘rioting, conspiracy and attempted murder’ following massacred student protest. Laurence Maxwell Ilabaca, a student from Chile, was detained along with 10 other students in Mexico City’s Zócalo square last Thursday after demonstrations in reaction to the kidnap and murder of 43 Mexicans in October. The 47-year-old sociologist and musician — who is studying literature at Universidad Nacional More...

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Citizens march for constituent assembly in Santiago

Demonstrators demand revamp of dictatorship-era constitution, movements and leaders unite before rumbling down Alameda. Santiago’s Plaza Italia was a sea of orange baseball caps — with “AC” emblazoned on the front, symbolizing “constituent assembly” — as Chileans marched for reform Sunday. The civic movement MarcaAC rallied crowds to demand a constitution written by Chileans, for Chileans in a bid to finally rid the country of the More...

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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...

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...

Chile launches offensive to attract Chinese investment

Bachelet reassures investors Chile is ‘trustworthy’ and ‘stable’ as she seeks to strengthen and diversify ties with China at APEC forum. Bachelet (third from right, front More...

Chilean student faces ‘20 years’ in Mexican jail

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

Insurance companies forbidden from requiring women to declare pregnancy

Regulation obliging women to notify healthcare providers of the state of their uterus before buying health plans More...

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...

Fire acts as urgent reminder to improve iconic ‘urban heritage’ homes

Mayor pledges to increase safety of turn-of-the-century dwellings as shabby conditions threaten lives and the existence...

Metro meltdown turns political

72 hours after Friday’s meltdown, Transport Minister points fingers at former government for current transportation failures....

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 More...

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...

Chile launches plan to lure in Argentine tourists

Gov. launches initiative Saturday in an attempt to reverse falling levels of Argentine tourists visiting Chile. The Chilean government put pen..

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..