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Pinochet Spy Chief Allegedly Lies About 'Dirty War'

AP | MARIANELA JARROUD | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- The daughter of toppled President Salvador Allende says that those convicted of human rights violations during Chile's long dictato...

Snowden Fallout: Paranoid Obama Spies on South American Friends as Well as Foes

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

What's behind Piñera's cautious handling of the Snowden affair? Perhaps, the Chileans envy Washington's eavesdropping capabilities and want to secure greater access to the PRISM program. Or maybe, Santiago has been working with Washington all along.

Chile's President Praises 11-Year-Old For Keeping Baby After Rape

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's president praised an 11-year-old girl on Tuesday for her "depth and maturity" after she said in a recent TV interview that ...

WATCH: South American Leader Does The Unexpected At The White House

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices

“I’m going to sit at the President of the United States’ desk,” said Chilean President Sebastián Piñera as he sat down at the Resolute Desk ...

Chile Protestors Hurl Firebombs

AP | Associated Press | Posted 05.22.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Bands of young people hurling firebombs and stones clashed with police outside Chile's congress Tuesday after thousands of students...

Castro Assumes CELAC Presidency

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 01.29.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Cuban President Raul Castro assumed the presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on Monday in a demonstra...

Pinera Praises Chavez

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 01.28.2013 | Latino Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera warmly praised Hugo Chavez on Sunday, crediting the Venezuelan leader's "vision, tenacity and st...

The New Banana Republics

Mark Axelrod | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

Several states have become the new Banana Republics. You see, what they have gleaned from those former dictatorships is that the right to vote is no longer a right, but a privilege.

Chile Signs Hate-Crime Law After Gruesome Murder

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's president signed an anti-discrimination law Thursday following the killing of a gay man beaten by attackers who carved...

Chilean Students March For Education Reforms

AP | EVA VERGARA and FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — President Sebastian Pinera said Wednesday a tax overhaul he is sending to congress will raise $700 million that will be enough...

Chile Rising: Inside The Student Protests

Posted 01.04.2012 | World

For the past eight months, riot police have broken up massive student protests across Chile using water cannons and tear gas. The students are dema...

Student Protesters And Government Break Off Talks

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Leaders of Chile's striking students broke off negotiations with the government Wednesday complaining of official intransigenc...

A Broader Coalition For Chile's Center-Left?

AP | By FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's coalition of four center-left parties, displaced after 20 years in power by the right-wing alliance led by President Sebast...

Chilean Students Resume Protests Pushing Education Reforms

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched in Chile's capital, resuming street protests to demand that the government increase...

Chile's First Lady To Rescued Miners: Government Won't Abandon You

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's first lady on Wednesday reassured all 33 rescued miners that the government won't abandon them, a day after she announced e...

16-Year Old Dies During Protests In Chile

AP | By FEDERICO QUILODRAN | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- After three months of mass protests that provoked a sharp drop in his popularity, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera agreed Friday ...

The Chilean Miners, One Year After: Bitter Sweet Memories

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

A year ago, we were really united, and the president was very popular. Now, we are facing an intense movement of students fighting for better and less expensive education.

WATCH: Batman And Wonder Woman Dance For Chilean Education Reform

Posted 09.18.2011 | World

Wonder Woman, Batman and Super Mario dancing in Santiago? Dressed up as superheros, hundreds of Chilean students hit the streets of Santiago in a ...

WATCH: Czech President Caught Stealing Pen In Chile

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

Could Czech President Václav Klaus be a kleptomaniac? That's the question on a lot of minds after Klaus met up with Chilean President Sebastian Pi...

Chilean President Calls First Lady Michelle Obama 'Very Good-Looking'

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's president Sebastian Pinera engaged in some very personal diplomacy with President Barack Obama on Monday. "I think the f...

Obama's Split-Screen Leadership Abroad

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Nowhere have President Barack Obama's foreign policy approaches been in starker relief than during his unfolding travels in South Am...

Chilean President Apologizes For Using Nazi Slogan In German Guest Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's president is apologizing for writing a slogan associated with Nazi Germany in a government guest book during a visit t...

Chile Mine Rescue To Begin Late Tuesday

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — The first of 33 men was rescued Tuesday night after 69 days trapped in a collapsed mine, pulled to fresh air and freedom ...

Why Can't We Learn from the Chileans--and the American Engineers who Helped Rescue the Miners?

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Heffernan

Why can't we emulate the selfless, collaborative spirit of all those American engineers who worked with the Chileans and gave the very best of their efforts and expertise to save the lives of 33 miners?

The Chilean Miners: Inspiration not Politics

Courtney Cachet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Courtney Cachet

Before we talk about spouses and mistresses, book deals, TV appearances and the political impact, let's just take a moment to allow these men be an inspiration, a symbol of hope and of patriotism to the world.