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85-Year-Old Lucho Gatica Prepares for Last Bolero

85-Year-Old Lucho Gatica Prepares for Last Bolero

Chile's Lucho Gatica doesn't fear death because, as he himself says, he has done all he had to do in this world, including getting married three times, being the dad of seven kids and publishing more than 1,000 discs. But in his 85th year he is still looking for a bolero for his final adieu. continue reading »

POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

Michelle Bachelet, a former head of state representing the center-left New Majority, will defeat the standard-bearer of the governing rightist coalition outright in Chile's Nov. 17 presidential election, a poll released Tuesday predicts. continue reading »

POLL: Chilean Presidential Race Would Head to Runoff

POLL: Chilean Presidential Race Would Head to Runoff

Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei would face each other in a runoff vote if Chile's presidential election were next weekend, according to results of the Ipsos poll released Tuesday. continue reading »

Over 20,000 Come Out for Annual “Zombie Walk” in Chile

Over 20,000 Come Out for Annual “Zombie Walk” in Chile

Some 20,000 people dressed as zombies, according to Chilean police estimates, took to the streets of Santiago for the 6th "Zombie Walk." continue reading »

Chilean Rock Band La Ley Plans Comeback After 8 Years

Chilean Rock Band La Ley Plans Comeback After 8 Years

The Chilean rock band La Ley is making a comeback after eight years out of the spotlight with a concert at the next Viña del Mar Festival and a tour of Latin America. continue reading »

Chilean Students March in Santiago Ahead of Elections

Chilean Students March in Santiago Ahead of Elections

Thousands of students marched in the capital on Thursday to demand changes to the education system and a bigger say in decision-making a month before Chileans go to the polls to choose a new president and Congress. continue reading »

Chile Approves Changes to Controversial Electoral System

Chile Approves Changes to Controversial Electoral System

Chile's lower house of Congress voted 75-31 on Tuesday to change an electoral system seen as one of the toxic legacies of the 1973-1990 dictatorship of the late Gen. Augusto Pinochet. continue reading »

Chile Raises Forecast for Copper Prices, Output

Chile Raises Forecast for Copper Prices, Output

Chile's government on Tuesday raised its outlook for the price and production of copper, the Andean nation's chief export. The Chilean Copper Commission, or Codelco, released a report that calls for production this year in Chile of 5.7 million tons, up from the previous forecast of 5.53 million tons and 4.9 percent more than the total output for 2012. continue reading »

Chile Declares State of Emergency, Facing Worst Frost in 84 Years

Chile Declares State of Emergency, Facing Worst Frost in 84 Years

This week Chile declared a state of emergency as the country faces the worst frost in 84 years. The unseasonal snow and late season frost has caused widespread damage to the central region home to the country’s prized wine region. continue reading »

Chilean Intelligence Director From Pinochet-era Commits Suicide

Chilean Intelligence Director From Pinochet-era Commits Suicide

Odlanier Mena, former director of Chile's dictatorship-era National Intelligence Center, or CNI, and one of 10 inmates affected by the decision to close down a special prison for those convicted of human rights violations during Gen. Augusto Pinochet's 1973-1990 rule, committed suicide Saturday by shooting himself in the head. continue reading »

Top Latin American Countries Where Latinos Immigrate To

Top Latin American Countries Where Latinos Immigrate To

The number of immigrants throughout the world has increased since 1990. According to the United Nations, U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), 232 million people, or 3.2 percent of the world’s population, are living in a country different than where they were born. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Chile on Your 203rd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Chile on Your 203rd Year of Independence

Today, all of Chile is celebrating and rejoicing its 203-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's with Ferdinand Magellan first sighting Chile in 1520. Chile started its path to Spanish independence on September 18, 1810 when a junta was established. continue reading »

Hundreds of Protestors Arrested at Demonstration Marking 40 Year Anniversary of Coup

Hundreds of Protestors Arrested at Demonstration Marking 40 Year Anniversary of Coup

The disturbances that broke out in Santiago and other cities as Chile marked the 40th anniversary of the military coup that toppled Socialist President Salvador Allende left scores of people hurt, 264 others under arrest, more than a dozen vehicles torched and about 200,000 households without electricity, Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said Thursday. continue reading »

Chile Solemnly Marks 40th Anniversary of Bloody Coup that Brought Dictator Pinochet to Power

Chile Solemnly Marks 40th Anniversary of Bloody Coup that Brought Dictator Pinochet to Power

Chile's rightist government and center-left opposition held separate events here Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the bloody coup that ushered in 17 years of harsh military rule under the late Gen. Augusto Pinochet. continue reading »

Former Pinochet Lieutenant Sued in Florida for Torture, Death of Victor Jara

Former Pinochet Lieutenant Sued in Florida for Torture, Death of Victor Jara

The Center for Justice and Accountability ("CJA") and pro-bono counsel Chadbourne & Parke, LLP ("Chadbourne") today announced that they have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members of Chilean folk singer and social icon Victor Jara, who was imprisoned, tortured and executed in Chile during the early days of the brutal military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet on September 11, 1973. continue reading »