Category: Chile

As Trump orders new tariffs, 11 nations sign major trade pact

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Eleven countries from the Pacific Rim signed a major free-trade agreement in Chile yesterday, just hours before U.S. President Donald Trump authorized new tariffs on imported steel […] Read More >

Chile announces defense plan against Bolivian maritime dispute

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Chilean foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz spoke out about Chile’s defense plan against Bolivia’s maritime claim on Tuesday. Both countries will present their oral arguments on March […] Read More >

US Documents Show Pinochet Ordered Letelier Bombing

Top Story — Declassified U.S. documents revealed Thursday show that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the 1976 assassination in Washington D.C. of an exiled Chilean diplomat, The Associated […] Read More >

Arrests in Pinochet-Era Death of U.S. Citizen

Authorities in Chile have arrested five former military officers and two former non-commissioned officers in connection with the 1986 burning death of a U.S. citizen and one other person, an […] Read More >

Chile Passes Anti-Discrimination Law After Gay Man’s Murder

Today in Latin America Top Story — In a narrow 58-56 vote, Chile’s House of Deputies on Wednesday approved a long-awaited anti-discrimination law that was introduced seven years ago. Chileans […] Read More >

Chile: Attack On Gay Man Highlights Debate On Anti-Discrimination Law

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter said Chile should hurry along anti-discrimination and hate crime legislation after 24 year-old Daniel Zamudio, a young gay man, was […] Read More >

Chilean Student Protesters Vow to Continue Marches

The leaders of Chile’s main student protest group promised that they will continue their campaign despite the approval of the country’s controversial education budget. At a press conference held on […] Read More >

Chile: Protestors Interrupt Congress To Demand Educational Reform

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Senate committee meeting in Chile was interrupted Thursday by student demonstrators and other protesters demanding a popular referendum to the country’s social […] Read More >

Chile To Invoke State Security Law After Clashes With Students

Today in Latin America Top Story — A two-day national strike in Chile called by protesting students and supported by the country’s labor union umbrella organization got off to a […] Read More >

Chilean Student Protests: Police Arrest 552

At least 552 people were detained and 29 police injured during student protests in Chile Thursday, where the Sebastián Piñera administration continues to butt heads with students and professors over […] Read More >