Soccer Roundup: Chilean domestic soccer returns with the Apertura

Universidad de Chile registers convincing victory, O’Higgins begins defense with three points, Clausura champs Colo Colo held by newly promoted SM Arica. Soccer fans in Europe may be enjoying a brief break from the beautiful game after a thrilling and emotionally draining World Cup 2014, though no such respite is afforded Chile’s “hinchas” as the Primera División’s Apertura tournament commenced Saturday. The opening weekend left us with More...

by Angus McNeice | Published 14 hours ago

Chile pledges aid for Gaza and calls for immediate ceasefire

Announcement comes as independent deputy calls for Israeli ambassador to Chile to be expelled and Chilean envoys withdrawn.   The Foreign Ministry announced aid for Palestinian victims of Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip on Sunday — the bloodiest day of the conflict so far in which at least 100 reportedly died — and reaffirmed its call for a ceasefire. “As a non-permanent member of the [U.N.] Security Council for the 2014-2015 More...

by Sam Edwards | Published 23 hours ago

Thousands march for gay adoption ahead of Senate vote on civil unions

More than 60,000 marched through the capital for adoption and custody rights for same-sex couples. As the Senate Constitutional Committee prepares to vote on gay civil unions Tuesday, thousands took to the streets of Santiago over the weekend to mark the International Day of Pride and demand the right to adoption for homosexual couples. Marking 23 years of campaigning, Chile’s largest sexual freedom organization the Movement for Integration and More...

by María del Carmen Corpus | Published 1 day ago

Deputies draft bill to increase penalties for violent acts at protests

Opposition seeks more severe punishment for ‘hooded vandals’ that wreak havoc during street protests, echoing controversial and ill-fated ‘Hinzpeter Law.’ Photo by Evan More...

Signature tax reform reaches general approval in Upper House

Major reform approved for further analysis in Senate after cross party agreement, though ‘no’ vote from Amplitud indicates new party’s continued autonomy. While the major More...

Chile invokes anti-terrorism law following non-lethal metro bombing

Government plans to use controversial bill introduced in the dictatorship era after device explodes on subway harming no one. The government plans to use anti-terrorism legislation More...

Market wrap: Troubled waters for fisheries, retailer rises on report

July 14-18: Lack of exposure to consumer debt leads to boost for clothing seller, fisheries grilled over use of antibiotics. It was a relatively quiet week as markets were closed More...

This week in business: gas imports expected by 2016, Central Bank cuts

Major stories from the world of trade, finance and economics: Hyatt opens new branch in Santiago, medical technology on show in Hospital Expo. The government announced the construction More...

Thousands march for gay adoption ahead of Senate vote on civil unions

More than 60,000 marched through the capital for adoption and custody rights for same-sex couples. Chile’s first march More...

Chile’s first gay adoption march to be held in Santiago on Saturday

This weekend sexual minority rights organization Movilh will hold its inaugural march for the right for same sex More...

Politicians aim to rename Santiago’s airport after Pablo Neruda

A bill supported by both right-wingers and communists seeks to rebrand Chile’s international airport ‘Poet Pablo...

Santiago rolls out city-wide bike hire scheme

More than 2,000 bikes to be available to the public in neighborhoods across the city from...

Valparaíso learns lessons from Medellín as city looks to rebuild

Experts in architecture discuss how the Colombian city of Medellín can inspire the rebuilding of fire-hit...

Chile pledges aid for Gaza and calls for immediate ceasefire

Announcement comes as independent deputy calls for Israeli ambassador to Chile to be expelled and Chilean envoys More...

Protests force cancellation of Chilean ambassador to Australia

James Sinclair, accused of destroying secret documents pertaining to some of the dictatorship’s worst atrocities, no longer offered the Canberra post...

Chile takes preliminary objections in Bolivia case to The Hague

Agents present challenge to court’s jurisdiction over territory row Foreign Minister calls a ‘threat’ to border stability and an attempt to..

Minister sends bill to allow citizen participation in education reform

New bill would grant citizens and student organizations a voice in education reform, though student leaders More...

Families organize in defense of education system and against reform

Parents march to maintain current education system, as parliamentarians also come out against the ‘improvised’ education reform bill. Banners, music and..

A virtual tour of the most important astronomical center in the world

The groundbreaking ALMA observatory’s remote, challenging setting is now available to visit online via Google’s 360 degrees virtual tour. Since its..

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..

The Dance of Reality: an endearing and disturbing film

A look at cult cinema icon Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years, the tender and grotesque autobiographical work ‘La Danza..