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Chilean Nanny Suing NYC Family, Claiming “Involuntary Servitude”

Chilean Nanny Suing NYC Family, Claiming “Involuntary Servitude”

A Chilean woman has filed a lawsuit against a New York couple who she says denied her fair pay as well as food and medicine, claiming she was brought to the U.S. and forced into "involuntary servitude." continue reading »

Chilean Students Continue Massive Protests Demand Education Reform

Chilean Students Continue Massive Protests Demand Education Reform

Tens of thousands of students took to the streets of this capital and other Chilean cities on Thursday for another in a long series of protests calling for a radical shakeup of the nation's educational system. continue reading »

Most Peaceful Countries in Latin America

Most Peaceful Countries in Latin America

Annually, the Institute for Economics and Peace rank the world's nations according to the Global Peace Index. This year 162 nations were evaluated, Iceland (GPI score: 1.16) ranked most peaceful and Afghanistan (GPI score: 3.44) ranked least peaceful. continue reading »

Young Chilean Woman Now Auctioning Off Her Virginity

Young Chilean Woman Now Auctioning Off Her Virginity

"Hi, I’m Tamara," reads one Chilean woman's profile. "I’m 21 years old and I’m selling my virginity because I have a big debt with the school and my family can’t pay for it." continue reading »

Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

Chile has Most Broadband Connections in LatAm, Argentina No. 2

Chile has the highest 2-megabyte broadband Internet penetration rate for landline and mobile connections in Latin America, a report released in Bogota said. continue reading »

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Highest Life Expectancies in Latin America

Life expectancy is the average number of years a person would live if the mortality rate remains constant in the future. Variables such as the quality of healthcare, ongoing wars, obesity, and HIV/AIDS infections affect each country's life expectancy. continue reading »

Obama Highlights Strong Ties Between U.S. and Chile

Obama Highlights Strong Ties Between U.S. and Chile

President Barack Obama hailed Tuesday the "extraordinarily strong" relationship between the United States and Chile. continue reading »

U.S. Visa Requirement for Chileans Visiting U.S. is Eliminated

U.S. Visa Requirement for Chileans Visiting U.S. is Eliminated

Chilean citizens have been chosen for the U.S. Visa Waiver program, Chile's president said here Monday. continue reading »

Latin America at Venice’s 55th Biennale

Latin America at Venice’s 55th Biennale

The 55th edition of the Biennale of Venice is ready to open an international audience this week and Latin America will be well represented as National participants. continue reading »

Latin America Fails to Rank Very High on Better Life Index

Latin America Fails to Rank Very High on Better Life Index

Every year the OECD ranks the developed countries by quality of life. The "Better Life Index" evaluates various components ranging from housing to healthcare to life satisfaction. continue reading »

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

The increasing volcanic activity of the Copahue Volcanco, that borders Argentina and Chile, has resulted in the mandatory evacuation of 3,000 people. continue reading »

Top 5 Developed Countries in Latin America

Top 5 Developed Countries in Latin America

According to a recent human development report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global South has seen substantial progress. With increased life expectancy, average salaries, and education, Latin American countries have higher human development. continue reading »

CHILE: Gold Mining Company Fined $16.5M for Environmental Violations

CHILE: Gold Mining Company Fined $16.5M for Environmental Violations

Chile's SMA environmental watchdog said Friday that it had imposed an 8-billion-peso (roughly $16.5-million) fine on Canada's Barrick Gold and ordered it to halt its Pascua-Lama mine project over environmental violations. continue reading »

Chile Launches Bid for 8,525-Ft Suspension Bridge Across Chacao Channel

Chile Launches Bid for 8,525-Ft Suspension Bridge Across Chacao Channel

Chile's government has launched a bid process for the construction of a 2,600-meter (8,525-foot) suspension bridge linking Chiloe Island to the mainland, a project with an investment limit of $740 million. continue reading »

Early Morning 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile

Early Morning 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile

Early this morning a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). continue reading »