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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 »

Chilean Miners Outraged After Criminal Charges Fail

Chilean Miners Outraged After Criminal Charges Fail

The shift leader for a group of 33 men trapped for nearly 70 days in 2010 inside a mine in northern Chile said Friday the workers would file a complaint with the International Labor Organization after prosecutors in the Andean nation declined to charge anyone in the cave-in. continue reading »

Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

The prosecutor's office of the northern Chilean region of Atacama has decided not to bring any criminal charges in the case of a 2010 mine collapse that left 33 miners trapped far underground for nearly 70 days. continue reading »

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay provide the best environments for female entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Women’s Entrepreneurial VentureScope continue reading »

CHILE: Conservatives Struggle to Select a Presidential Candidate

CHILE: Conservatives Struggle to Select a Presidential Candidate

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera on Monday accepted the resignation of Labor Minister Evelyn Matthei, who is stepping down in the hope of becoming the rightist governing coalition's presidential candidate in the Nov. 17 election. continue reading »

As Massive Quake Rocks China, Quakes Also Strike Argentina and Chile

As Massive Quake Rocks China, Quakes Also Strike Argentina and Chile

A 5.9 earthquake measured by the U.S. Geological Survey struck the Chinese region of Gansu killing at least 90 and injuring 500. The Chinese earthquake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 6 miles. continue reading »

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

Chilean health authorities tightened restrictions Monday on entering the northern town of La Tirana, which attracts big crowds every year for its principal religious feast day, in their effort to control an outbreak of swine flu in the area. continue reading »

Roberto Bolaño’s “2666” and “The Savage Detective” Available for First Time as e-Books

Roberto Bolaño’s “2666” and “The Savage Detective” Available for First Time as e-Books

Fans of the late, great Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño are getting a treat this week as two of his novels have become available in e-Book format for the first time. His hefty 898 page tome “2666” and “The Savage Detectives” are now available electronically by Picador. continue reading »

Chilean Student Protest Leader Camila Vallejo Running on Communist Party Ticket for Office

Chilean Student Protest Leader Camila Vallejo Running on Communist Party Ticket for Office

One of the most prominent faces of the massive student protests that rocked Chile in 2011 has officially launched her bid for a seat in Congress. continue reading »