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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 »

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Chilean Students Call For an End to Pinochet Education Model

Tens of thousands of students marched here Thursday to demand an end to the educational system inherited from late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet as Chile prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. continue reading »

Man Injured by Landmine at Peruvian-Chile Border

Man Injured by Landmine at Peruvian-Chile Border

A Peruvian man was wounded when he stepped on a landmine while trying to enter Chile without authorization, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry said. continue reading »

Chilean Presidential Candidate Evelyn Matthei to Officially Register Candidacy

Chilean Presidential Candidate Evelyn Matthei to Officially Register Candidacy

The Chilean right's candidate in the Nov. 17 presidential election, Evelyn Matthei, will officially register her candidacy next week, according to what officials on her campaign team told Efe on Thursday. continue reading »

CHILE: Condor Deaths, Poisonings Now Under Investigation

CHILE: Condor Deaths, Poisonings Now Under Investigation

The Chilean government said Tuesday that it will continue investigating until it determines the exact reason why two condors died and 16 others were poisoned. continue reading »

Prison Riot and Fire in Chile Leaves 24 Inmates Injured, Protesting Overcrowding

Prison Riot and Fire in Chile Leaves 24 Inmates Injured, Protesting Overcrowding

Two dozen inmates were injured Tuesday morning in a brawl and subsequent fire at a prison in the central Chilean city of Quillota, authorities said. continue reading »

Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Pen Song for Chilean Student Activist

Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Pen Song for Chilean Student Activist

"Te amo Camila Vallejo" (I love you, Camila Vallejo), a song written by U.S. indie band "Desaparecidos" and dedicated to the 25-year-old Chilean student leader, has begun spreading via the Internet, Chilean music Web sites said. continue reading »