Madrid to host UN climate summit after Chile cancels amid protests

The caretaker Socialist Party government proposed the Spanish capital as the new venue for the international event, which is set to take place between December 2 and 13


Chilean boy tortured and killed after being ‘falsely accused’ of rape

The parents of a five-year-old girl beat a young teen for 12 hours before killing him

Women’s rights

An inflatable sex doll to reactivate Chile’s economy

Present to minister by business association sparks ire in a country grappling with gender violence


Harvest time begins at Latin America’s largest marijuana farm

The pioneering plantation in southern Chile produces about 1.5 tons a year for medical use


Chile breaks up toilet paper cartel that fixed prices for over a decade

But lax legislation means that the country’s top two manufacturers will likely get off lightly

Latin America

Chile grants same-sex couples civil partnership licenses

New law took effect on Thursday following more than a decade of debate over gay marriage


New US documents show Pinochet ordered ex-minister’s murder in 1976

Secretary Kerry gives Chilean leader 300 classified papers about the killing in Washington


Central Chile shaken by 8.4-magnitude earthquake

At least eight people are dead and a million have been evacuated from their homes

Latin America

China closes deals worth billions with four South American nations

Government plans to invest €229 billion in the region over the next 10 years


Bachelet forces out her Cabinet as Chilean political crisis deepens

Controversies surrounding her son and the interior minister lower president's popularity

Latin America

New Chilean corruption scandal ensnares Pinochet’s son-in-law

Tax auditors suspect firm’s false billing scheme was an illegal political financing operation

Latin America

Chile’s Bachelet battered by son’s questionable real estate dealings

Government officials have failed to contain the scandal, which has hit the president hard

Latin America

Prosecutor wants two powerful Chilean businessmen held in custody

Penta Group owners accused of paying off politicians to avoid handing over millions in tax


Chile reforms Pinochet’s voting system

Parliament passes historic changes aimed at improving representation for minority parties


Chile’s President Bachelet embroiled in campaign finance scandal

Local media say foreign nationals participated in fundraiser held on yacht in New York


Chile’s President Bachelet to revoke dictatorship amnesty law

Human rights groups celebrate decision but conservatives say it will only reopen old wounds


Chile’s business sector blames the economic slowdown on reforms

President Michelle Bachelet rejects claims and says deep change is needed to end inequality


The complicated journey of Bachelet’s flagship reforms

Chile’s administration will have to fight various sectors to build consensus around its plans


The Chilean president’s right-hand man

Rodrigo Peñailillo has become Michelle Bachelet’s trusted aide and most powerful minister

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Chile to contest UN court’s jurisdiction in dispute with Bolivia over sea access

Evo Morales’ government brought longstanding row before International Court of Justice last year

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Raging fires in Chile leave a dozen dead

More than 2,000 homes have been destroyed in a sweeping blaze that overtook Valparaíso

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Powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami warnings in Chile

More than 900,000 people evacuated along the coast


Bachelet fails to win in first round of voting in Chile’s presidential race

Former president will face runoff with Piñera’s former labor minister

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Chile’s most polarized election campaign since Pinochet comes to a close

This Sunday's polls will define the future development model of the country

Autopsy results confirm Chilean poet Neruda died of cancer

The Communist Party and family members of the writer remain convinced that he did not die of natural causes


Chilean election set to mark low for conservatives

Bachelet expected to win the presidency for the second time


Chile’s conservative coalition finds itself divided over presidential contender

Sudden resignation of candidate due to depression sparks internal discontent