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Chile:  Top Latin American Country on 2012 Index of Economic Freedom

Chile is the only Latin American country to make the top 10 in the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, coming in 7th place. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomats Travel to Chile and Colombia to Discuss Security and Human Rights Issues

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero will travel to Chile from January 11 to 13 and to Colombia from January 17 to 20. continue reading »

Forest Fires Continue to Rage through Chile, Officials Battling 24 of Them

Two dozen forest fires continue to burn in different parts of Chile, while another 18 have been contained and 16 have been extinguished, authorities reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Chile Detains Israeli Tourist Over Forest Fire

Chilean authorities have detained an Israeli tourist on suspicion of starting a massive forest fire in Chile's Torres de Paine national park. The officials did not release continue reading »

Tourists Evacuated from Popular National Park in Chile due to Fire

About 20 tourists had to be evacuated over the past few hours due to a forest fire affecting a sector of Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, authorities reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Fritters Recipe Posted in Chile Newspaper Results in Explosion, Must Pay Damages to Burn Victims

Chile's Supreme Court upheld on Monday a verdict ordering a newspaper to pay damages to 13 people hurt in explosions that resulted from preparing fritters according to a recipe they found in the daily. continue reading »

UPDATE:  One of Separated Conjoined Twins Dies from Cardiac Problems

Maria Jose, one of the 10-month-old Siamese twins separated last week in an operation that took 20 hours to perform, died over the weekend of cardiac problems. continue reading »

New Dancing Dog Shakes it for Don Francisco (VIDEO)

Meet Carrie, the name of this puppy that surprised Don Francisco with a performance of 'Cueca', the national dance of Chile. continue reading »

Guinness World Record Book Says the 33 Miners are BOLIVIAN!

Guinness World Records broke the Guinness World Record for largest gaffe, after they published in their Español edition that the 33 miners were from Bolivia! continue reading »

Homemade Bomb Explodes in Santiago De Chile

A homemade bomb exploded Monday outside the military prosecutor's office in Santiago, but no injuries or damage were reported, Chile's Carabineros militarized police force told Efe. continue reading »

Chile’s Consul General In Venezuela Shot During 2-Hour Abduction

Chile's consul in the Venezuelan capital received a gunshot wound during a brief abduction last week, the government said Tuesday. continue reading »

Amid Continuous Student Protests in Chile, Human Right Advocates are Watching

The Chilean Government must adopt a human rights approach in its policies, particularly those regarding education, indigenous people and freedom of expression, a senior United Nations official has said. continue reading »

The W Hotel in Santiago Under Siege by Justin Bieber Fans – WATCH (VIDEO)

The Bieber fever that is spreading throughout Latin America has not seemed to die down. This past Friday the Bieber was suppose to arrive Chile to continue his “My World” tour throughout the region. continue reading »

President Pinera of Chile Discusses Global Economics at UN General Assembly

President Sebastián Piñera of Chile noted the need for concerted action by the UN and other global bodies to deal with financial and other crises in an increasingly inter-connected world. continue reading »

Students Continue Protests in Chile (VIDEO)

Thousands of students clash with Police in Chile as protesters march through the streets of Santiago Chile demanding the government improve the education system. continue reading »

Chile Investing in Climate Friendly Technologies

The Multilateral Investment fund (MIF), of the IDB Group, will provide equity investment of up to $5 million in the Chilean Renovarum Renewable Energy Fund, a project that seeks to create a new development model for the local venture capital industry around low-carbon and climate-friendly technologies. continue reading »

Chile Hires Psychic to Locate Plane Crash Victims (VIDEO)

The government of Sebastián Piñera has organized a giant search party to find the bodies of the 21 victims of the weekend’s plane crash and Defense Minister Andrés Allamand said all “human and superhuman” resources available were being used to find victims and that includes hiring a psychic. continue reading »

Chile Set to Boost and Diversify Its Fruit Exports

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the approval of a $32 million loan to Chile’s Grupo Subsole, one of the largest locally owned fresh fruit companies and the country’s third largest table grape exporter. continue reading »

Snowmageddon Hits Southern Chile (VIDEO)

Thousands of people are stranded in the Mountains of Southern Chile where over 8 feet of snow have fallen. continue reading »

Puckering Up for Education Reform in Chile (VIDEO)

Thousands of university students in Chile stage a kissing rally rather than continuing with violent demonstrations in their efforts demanding reform in education standards and costs. continue reading »