Category: Chile

Chile: Protest For Educational Reform In Santiago Turns Violent

Today in Latin America Top Story — With much of the world’s attention focused on the widespread rioting in the United Kingdom, demonstrators in Chile took to the streets of […] Read More >

Chile: Police Clash With Student Protestors Over Educational Reforms

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chilean police clashed with protesters on Thursday, in a confrontation that led to at least 552 detentions and 29 police injuries. The incident was […] Read More >

Autopsy Reveals Chile’s Salvador Allende Committed Suicide

Top Story — New autopsy results determined that former Chilean President Salvador Allende killed himself with an assault rifle during the 1973 coup that overthrew him. The forensic analysis, which […] Read More >

Chile Hit By Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake; No Deaths Or Damage Reported

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck this morning just off the coast of central Chile, affecting the same region as last year’s devastating earthquake that triggered a tsunami. The earthquake struck just […] Read More >

Obama Praises Latin American Growth and Dynamism During Speech In Chile

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. President Barack Obama said that Latin America was fundamental to the prosperity and security of the United States, during a speech in […] Read More >

Judge Opens Investigation Into Death Of Salvador Allende

Today in Latin America Top Story — A Chilean judge opened the first official investigation into the death of former President Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist leader who died […] Read More >

Grandson Of Former Chilean President Allende Commits Suicide

Today in Latin America Top Story — The grandson of former Chilean President Salvador Allende killed himself Wednesday, according to a statement. Gonzalo Meza Allende, son of Chilean Sen. Isabel […] Read More >

Chilean Miners Treated In Hospital; Offers Pour In For Their Story

Today in Latin America Top Story — The 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days in Chile’s San José mine are now in the nearby Copiapo Regional Hospital, where doctors […] Read More >

Final Chilean Miner Brought To Surface After 22 1/2-Hour Rescue Effort

Today in Latin America Top Story — All of the 33 trapped Chilean miners were brought safely to the surface Thursday night as the miner’s foreman came above ground after […] Read More >

First Chilean Miner Rescued Late Tuesday Night To Cheers From Crowd

Today in Latin America Top Story — Late on Tuesday evening, after 69 days stuck underground, Florencio Avalos became the first of the 33 Chilean trapped miners to make it […] Read More >