Category: Chile

Chilean Congress Approves “Zamudio Law” Against Discrimination

Top Story — Chile’s Congress passed a long-delayed anti-discrimination law on Wednesday night in a vote of 25-3, seven years after the law was initially introduced and more than two months […] Read More >

Chilean Government Orders Pinochet’s Will Opened

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Chilean government will unseal the last will and testament of deceased dictator Augusto Pinochet on Wednesday in an effort to determine the size of […] Read More >

Chilean Man Dies After Anti-Gay Beating As Chile Debates Anti-Discrimination Law

Today in Latin America Top Story — Daniel Zamudio, the 24 year-old Chilean man who was attacked and brutally beaten by suspected Neo-Nazis, died of his wounds on Tuesday night […] Read More >

Chile: Police Crackdown On Protests As Student Leaders Call Off Talks

Today in Latin America Top Story — Police in Chile stepped up efforts to prevent protesters for education reform from gathering in any significant numbers, after student leaders broke off […] Read More >

Chile: Piñera Promises Education Spending As Meetings With Students Kick Off

In an effort to end the almost five months of protests and unrest, the Chilean government proposed yesterday to increase public spending by five percent and add 7.2 percent to […] Read More >

Chilean Students Agree To Talks After Months Of Protests

The protests and unrest that have spread through Chile in the past four months may be coming to an end as Chile’s student federation agreed to discuss educational reforms with […] Read More >

Chile: Blackouts Force Energy Minister To Call For New Investments In Network

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chile’s energy minister called for strong new investments in the country’s energy network after widespread blackout hit the Southern Cone nation for the […] Read More >

Chile’s Piñera Promises End Of Extreme Poverty By 2014

NEW YORK — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera reiterated his government’s goal to eliminate extreme poverty in Chile by 2014 during a talk Thursday at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) […] Read More >

Chile: Plane Crash Kills 21 People

Today in Latin America Top Story — A military plane in Chile carrying troops, journalists and a businessman crashed over the weekend off a Chilean island in the southern part […] Read More >

Chile: Protests Continue As Police Face Off With Demonstrators

Chile’s Central Workers Union, an umbrella organization consisting of several labor unions, launched a 2-day national strike Wednesday morning, supported by protesting students and the opposition Concertación coalition. While the […] Read More >