Category: Chile

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 >

Chile’s Sebastián Piñera Shuffles Cabinet As Popularity Drops

 Today in Latin America Top Story — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera rearranged his cabinet for the second time this year, as a response to declining popularity and increasing social protest. […] Read More >

TV Report on Salvador Allende’s Death Angers Family

A Chilean state television program speculating that former Chilean President Salvador Allende was murdered during the Sept. 11, 1973 coup has angered members of Allende’s family, one week after the […] Read More >

Chilean Government Resumes Use of Tear Gas As HidroAysén Protests Continue

Chile’s Carabineros resumed the use of  tear gas on Friday, a mere three days after Chilean Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter had called for its temporary suspension, as massive demonstrations against […] Read More >

Chilean Experts Exhume Salvador Allende’s Body

A Chilean forensic team exhumed the body of former Chilean president Salvador Allende on Monday, seeking to clarify the causes of Allende’s death on September 11, 1973. For decades, Chileans […] Read More >

Chile Suspends Use of Tear Gas Amid Concerns Over Miscarriages

Chile’s Interior Minister announced Wednesday that the country’s police forces will be temporarily prohibited from using tear gas against protesters after a study by the University of Chile showed that […] Read More >

Chile’s Sebastián Piñera Struggles To Keep Support After Mine Rescue

For Chile, 2010 was a year to remember. It began tumultuously with a crippling 8.8-magnitude earthquake that killed hundreds was quickly followed a month later by the inauguration of President […] Read More >

Chilean President Piñera Lays Out Plan To Defeat Underdevelopment

NEW YORK — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera laid out an ambitious economic program to bring his country into the ranks of developed nations in a speech on Wednesday. Piñera’s plan, […] Read More >

Chilean Miners Sent First Supplies in 18 Days; Families Seeking Legal Action Against Mining Company

Today in Latin America Top Story — The 33 miners trapped in a collapsed mineshaft in northern Chile were sent the first supplies of water and food Monday, after being […] Read More >

Chilean Miners Send Note Saying They’re Alive; Rescue Operation Will Take 4 Months

Today in Latin America Top Story — The 33 miners trapped in an underground copper mine in Northern Chile are all alive, according to Chilean President Sebastián Piñera. Piñera announced […] Read More >