Category: Chile

In Chile, Mapuche brothers sentenced to life in prison after controversial trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE: Two indigenous men belonging to the Mapuche community were sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of Werner Luchsinger and Vivianne Mackay during a […] Read More >

Pope Francis recants on Chile abuse case, asks victims for forgiveness

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA CHILE—Pope Francis issued a remarkable statement yesterday admitting to having made “grave errors” in his controversial judgement of Chile’s sex abuse scandal and inviting the victims […] 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 >

Latin American Countries Reach Final Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership

Top Story — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries, including Chile, Peru and Mexico, have agreed on the final details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, a deal […] Read More >

Earthquake off Chile Coast Kills Two, Shakes Continent

Top Story — A powerful earthquake off the coast of Chile shook cities across South America on Wednesday, killing at least two people and prompting mass evacuations. The U.S. Geological […] Read More >

In Sweeping Move, Chilean President Appoints New Cabinet

Top Story — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced the replacement of five cabinet ministers and the transfer of four others on Monday — a move characterized as “sweeping” and “ […] Read More >

Top Guatemalan Justice Linked to Corruption Investigation

Top Story — A Guatemalan Supreme Court justice has been linked to a massive tax corruption scheme, according to recorded conversations obtained by the Associated Press, demonstrating the reach of […] Read More >

Chile’s Ministers Asked To Resign Amid Growing Political Crisis

Top Story — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet requested all her ministers submit resignation packages Thursday so that she could form a new cabinet in the coming days. Bachelet broadcast her […] Read More >

Thousands Flee Eruption of Long-Dormant Chilean Volcano

Top Story — Authorities in Chile have ordered the evacuation of at least 4,000 people after eruptions by the massive Calbuco volcano generated an ash cloud some 10 miles (six […] Read More >

Student Protesters Demand Education Reform in Chile

Thousands of students demonstrated in favor of education reform in Chile on Thursday — specifically free higher education — while decrying recent corruption scandals that have rocked the country . […] Read More >