Chileans turn to Internet for party inspiration

Whether you need to rehearse your cueca steps or learn how to fold the perfect empanada, YouTube is here to help you make the best of ‘Dieciocho.’ As a foreigner or local unversed in the ways of Chile’s “Fiestas Patrias” — the nation’s week-long holiday extravaganza commemorating the country’s first steps toward independence — the mere idea of partaking in a cueca (national folk dance characterized by sashaying, stomping and handkerchief-twirling) More...

by Staff | Published 11 hours ago

Miners set to strike for better labor conditions

‘Warning’ strike scheduled for Sept. 22 and 24 with more to come if mega-mine fails to meet demands for better working conditions, miners’ union says. Miners from Chile’s largest copper mine announced on Monday they would strike Sept. 22 and 24 to protest working conditions and demand higher salaries.  More...

by Staff | Published 1 day ago

Chile travelers urged to identify service issues for smoother ride

With a hike of more than one million passengers expected to use intercity bus service during the holidays, gov. aims to improve transport efficiency. Chile’s Labor Ministry has called upon transport companies, drivers and passengers to be more vigilant in identifying intercity bus problems in a bid to improve service during the Sept. 18 holiday period.  More...

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Sen. proposes granting Chile-born children of foreigners citizenship

Citing need to accommodate ‘a globalized society,’ Senators say children of foreigners born on Chilean soil deserve same basic rights as Chileans, including citizenship. Senators More...

‘Historic’ Chile tax reform given green light

President announces reform that will ‘pave the way for free education’ by scrapping FUT and increasing taxes for businesses with greater resources. Bachelet says the new More...

Bomb blast initiates proposed revision of anti-terrorism law

Politicians meet in aftermath of Monday’s explosion to discuss passing legislation that would allow authorities greater power in light of terrorist attacks. Interior Minister More...

Miners set to strike for better labor conditions

‘Warning’ strike scheduled for Sept. 22 and 24 with more to come if mega-mine fails to meet demands for better working conditions, miners’ union says. Copper miners have More...

Market Wrap: Transport company falls on conditional approval of merger

Sept 8-12: Lumber company bond issue, calm week on the IPSA in anticipation of national holiday offset by huge volatility in other areas  More...

U.N. calls for decriminalization of abortion in Chile

‘Opportune moment’ for Chile to reverse discrimination against women and decriminalize abortion, U.N. experts say. A More...

Conservative deputy condemns call to eliminate 1978 Amnesty Law

President initiates bid to repeal Pinochet-era law but faces accusations of ‘attempting to embarrass’ opposition More...

Chile travelers urged to identify service issues for smoother ride

With a hike of more than one million passengers expected to use intercity bus service during...

‘Mandatory holiday’ requires Chilean businesses shut down Sept. 18, 19

Supermarkets and malls to be closed Thursday and Friday for ‘Fiestas Patrias’ to allow workers to...

Final version of drunk-driving ‘Emilia Law’ approved

New law providing tougher sanctions against drunk drivers to take effect before Sept. 18 national holiday....

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..

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..

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..

On Being Popetino: Post #4

After a year of organic vineyard management I’m more convinced than ever that agricultural paradigms and dogma need to be actively..