Christian Democrats dissidents fail to wrest control from conservatives

Conservative old-guard wins 12 of 18 seats on center-left DC party’s board during national assembly, tensions with Nueva Majoría expected to continue. An effort by “dissident” members of the center-left Christian Democrats (DC) party to wrest control of the party from its more conservative faction fell short last Saturday when more than 500 DC party activists met in Santiago to elect an 18 member board of directors. The DC national assembly More...

by Steve Anderson | Published 24 mins ago

Hard right UDI party debates softening its approval of Pinochet years

Young members of Chile’s largest party seek to update doctrine to acknowledge a ‘human rights deficit’ dating back to the atrocities of the dictatorship. The Independent Democratic Union (UDI), Chile’s largest right-wing political party, is taking a critical look at party doctrine that looks favorably on the 17-year military regime of former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet.    More...

by Steve Anderson | Published 18 hours ago

Protests: Avoiding the tear gas while getting the shot

Getting close to the action is all well and good if you are shooting a fish market or someone’s portrait, but sometimes plunging into the middle of a mass of protesting adolescents can be a little scary. Protests seem to be a near weekly event here in Santiago, and whether it be planned, or you just find yourself in the middle of it, many of us decide to grab our cameras or smartphones and document the event. So whether the reason for the protest More...

by Cat Allen | Published 2 days ago

Christian Democrats dissidents fail to wrest control from conservatives

Conservative old-guard wins 12 of 18 seats on center-left DC party’s board during national assembly, tensions with Nueva Majoría expected to continue. DC veteran Gutenberg Martínez More...

Hard right UDI party debates softening its approval of Pinochet years

Young members of Chile’s largest party seek to update doctrine to acknowledge a ‘human rights deficit’ dating back to the atrocities of the dictatorship. UDI founders Jaime More...

Decentralization head wants to double tax retention rate for regions

New committee will file final report in September on delivering greater political and economic autonomy to regions beyond powerful metropolitan area. Aysén is one of numerous More...

Market wrap: Airliner Downgraded, fish stocks jump

July 21-25: Latin America’s largest airline descends after downgrade, fisheries continue to move based on health concerns. Though the company was able to retrieve a portion More...

Miners look to expedite Codelco investment law with threat of protest

Codelco looks to debt in order to finance its future plans, as copper workers threaten protests if government fails to provide structured investment plan. As the world’s largest More...

Deputies call for closure of Pinochet-era militants’ ‘luxury prison’

Political right opposes call on president to close prison for dictatorship-era human rights abusers equipped with internet, More...

Victims demand Chilean Cardinal apologize for ‘complicity’ in abuse

Talks to settle civil case against Cardinal Ezzati collapse as claimants accuse him and Catholic hierarchy of avoiding More...

Supporters of jailed anarchists set vehicles alight in two cities

Cars destroyed in Viña del Mar and Santiago following Tuesday church bombing, perpetrators again mention infamous...

Explosion at church linked to notorious anarchist group

Bomb outside church in capital has ‘similarities’ with recent metro bombing while police deactivate a third...

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...

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..

Experts measure six year-old stirrings of April’s massive earthquake

Study reveals the fatal earthquake that hit Iquique was six years in the making, new GPS technology leads to More...

Bachelet enters reform spat to shield embattled Education Minister

Approval for education reform drops, as politicians label the administration’s signature bill ‘profoundly confused’ amid mixed messages from the government. Amid..

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 skeptical due to past failure..

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..

Protests: Avoiding the tear gas while getting the shot

Getting close to the action is all well and good if you are shooting a fish market or someone’s portrait, but..