Ex-President Pinera leads Chile vote, but faces runoff

2017-11-20 14:57

Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera holds a big lead in returns from Chile's presidential election, buoyed by support from Chileans.

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 ex-president denies Argentina bribes claim

2016-08-10 14:40

Chile's ex-president Sebastian Pinera denied accusations that he paid bribes to Argentine officials to help his former airline business.

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.

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