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Chilean Lawmakers Raise Corporate Taxes to Fund Social Programs

Chilean Lawmakers Raise Corporate Taxes to Fund Social Programs

Chile's government hailed the passage by the lower house of a tax bill that aims to raise an additional $8.2 billion to fund social programs and a public education overhaul, one of President Michelle Bachelet's main campaign promises. continue reading »

Chilean Heart-Transplant Recipient has Baby 10 Years Later

Chilean Heart-Transplant Recipient has Baby 10 Years Later

A Chilean woman who had a heart transplant in 2004 has given birth to a baby at the same hospital in ViƱa del Mar where she was operated 10 years previously, medical officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Violence Erupts at End of Student March to Press for Chilean Education Reform

Violence Erupts at End of Student March to Press for Chilean Education Reform

Tens of thousands of students marched in this capital and other Chilean cities on Thursday to renew demands for free, quality public education in their first demonstrations since Michelle Bachelet returned to the presidency in March. continue reading »

Builders Call on Chile to Invest $58 Million in Infrastructure

Builders Call on Chile to Invest $58 Million in Infrastructure

Chile needs to invest $58.12 million in infrastructure between 2014 and 2018 to maintain its current level of competitiveness, the Chilean Construction Chamber said Wednesday. continue reading »

Chile Considering to Decriminalize Abortions for Specific Cases

Chile Considering to Decriminalize Abortions for Specific Cases

Chile's center-left government plans to decriminalize abortion in certain specific cases, the Cabinet minister who heads the National Service for Women, known as Sernam, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas said here that he is proud to be a part of the generation of Hispanic artists who managed to open the doors of Hollywood and consolidate themselves in the movie mecca. Banderas, who was in Bogota to present his new ladies' fragrance, "Her Golden Secret," recalled at a press conference his early years in movies and gave details about his most recent film project," The 33," about the Chilean miners who were trapped in a collapsed mine for 70 days in 2010. continue reading »

Chile’s New President Unveils Sweeping Pollution Fighting Plan

Chile’s New President Unveils Sweeping Pollution Fighting Plan

President Michelle Bachelet unveiled an environmental clean-up plan here Friday that will target the Chilean cities with the worst air quality. continue reading »

Chilean Workers Support Govt but Only as Long as Changes Occur

Chilean Workers Support Govt but Only as Long as Changes Occur

Chilean workers demonstrated Thursday in support of reforms being promoted by President Michelle Bachelet's administration but warned their loyalty is dependent on promised labor-law changes becoming a reality. "We'll say it again to the workers. We are and will be the most loyal supporters of the transformations Chile requires continue reading »

Chile Adds 6,000 More Military Police Officers

Chile Adds 6,000 More Military Police Officers

President Michelle Bachelet signed Friday a decree to increase by 6,000 officers the Carabineros, Chile's national militarized police, in order to strengthen security in even the most crime-ridden areas. continue reading »

REPORT:  15,000 Left Homeless from Valparaiso Chile Fire

REPORT:  15,000 Left Homeless from Valparaiso Chile Fire

As many as 15,000 people have been left homeless by the fire that burned for more than a week in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, killing 15 and destroying some 3,000 homes, the official coordinating the response to the disaster said Monday. continue reading »

Injured Junior Fernandes Unable to Play for Chile at World Cup

Injured Junior Fernandes Unable to Play for Chile at World Cup

Chilean international Antonio "Junior" Fernandes, who plays professionally for Dinamo Zagreb, had surgery for a broken leg and will not be able to compete for his country in the 2014 World Cup, Croatian daily Jutarnji List said Friday. continue reading »

2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet promised on Monday to rebuild "with all the resources necessary" the Pacific port city of Valparaiso, which was devastated by a huge and still active fire that has killed 13 people and destroyed 2,200 homes. continue reading »

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

At least 11 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside neighborhoods surrounding the Chilean capital in Valparaiso, the Carabineros militarized police force said Sunday, lowering the death toll from the 16 fatalities the force had reported earlier. continue reading »

Chile’s “Gloria” Wins Best Picture at Inaugural Platino Prizes

Chile’s “Gloria” Wins Best Picture at Inaugural Platino Prizes

Twenty-two Ibero-American countries have begun tearing down the walls separating its filmmakers at the first edition of the Platino Prizes, where Chilean film "Gloria," directed by Sebastian Lelio, emerged as the big winner. continue reading »

8.2 Earthquake Kills 6 in Northern Chile

8.2 Earthquake Kills 6 in Northern Chile

A magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit northern Chile, killing six people, officials said Wednesday. The temblor occurred on Tuesday night in Tarapaca region and its epicenter was located under the sea southwest of Iquique and about 1,850 kilometers (1,149 miles) from Santiago. continue reading »