Tag: <span>Chile</span>

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 >

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 >

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 >

Chile Officially Recognizes Same-Sex Civil Unions

Top Story — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill into law Monday that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples, a historic piece of legislation that has been in the […] Read More >

Ratings Plunge for Brazil, Chile Leaders

Top Story — The leaders of Brazil and Chile are facing their lowest approval ratings yet, a phenomenon owed to some combination of economic stagnation, political scandals and natural disasters, […] Read More >