Bachelet ahead in Chile's presidential race

2013-11-18 20:27

Socialist Michelle Bachelet has won the first round of Chile's presidential race, with voters putting her on track to replace the country's conservative leader.

Chile president lauds rape victim decision

2013-07-10 12:05

Chile's president has praised an 11-year-old girl for her "depth and maturity" after she said that she wants to give birth to the baby who was conceived after she was raped.

Chile police battle violent student rioters

2013-06-27 13:04

Chilean riot police have fired water cannons and hurled tear gas at protesters in downtown Santiago at the end of a massive, otherwise peaceful march demanding education reform.

Chile launches new base in Antarctica

2013-01-16 11:02

President Pinera plants another Chilean flag in Antarctica, at site of planned air force base

Chile mourns plane crash victims

2011-09-05 12:39

Chile has declared two days of mourning as officials say some bodies from the 21 people on board an air force plane that crashed off an island in the Pacific may never be found.

Looting, unrest as Chileans strike

2011-08-25 17:06

The Chilean government says dozens of shops, supermarkets and gas station kiosks have been looted and buses damaged in a two-day strike in that country.

Chile president rebuffs student protests

2011-08-12 09:05

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has rebuffed demands by students who have mounted mass protests for free university education, telling them "nothing is free in this life".

Protests in Chile a year after quake

2011-02-28 09:47

Reconstruction protests greeted Chile President Sebastian Pinera on the anniversary of one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history.


Amnesty seeks abortion in Chile child rape

2013-07-12 10:12

Amnesty International says an 11-year-old girl who was raped by her mother's partner in Chile should be allowed all medical options, including an abortion.

Chile's Bachelet wins presidential primary

2013-07-01 11:01

Former President Michelle Bachelet will face off against former Economy Minister Pablo Longueira in an election, with Chileans having chosen the candidates in the presidential primary.

Chile president okays huge gold mine

2013-05-31 08:45

Chile's president has said that Canadian firm Barrick Gold can resume operations at its massive gold mine in Chile as long as environmental rules are followed.

Chile on edge over spate of farm attacks

2013-01-07 13:05

A string of arson attacks in a region of Chile where Mapuche Indian farmers are pitted against landowners and the forest industry has led to calls for the government to declare a state of emergency.

Teen shot in Chile protest dies

2011-08-26 14:05

A Chilean teenager has died after being shot in the chest during massive protests in the capital Santiago against President Sebastian Pinera a day earlier, say police.

Chile strike erupts in violence

2011-08-25 12:01

A 48-hour national strike has got off to a violent start in Chile, as demonstrators clash with police around Santiago in the worst unrest of Sebastian Pinera's 17-month old presidency.

I want my note back, Chilean miner says

2011-05-13 10:28

The Chilean miner who penned the famous note informing the world that he and 32 colleagues trapped deep underground were alive wants his note back from the president.

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