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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.

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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.

Comparing the Chilean Miners' Rescue to the BP Oil Spill

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"Watching the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners, though, I was struck by the similarity with the efforts to cap BP's runaway Macondo well in the...

A Major Miner Interruption

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

I'm angry. It's OK to be angry. In New York, there's a lot to be angry about, so why shouldn't I be angry? I say what's on my mind. If I offended anybody, I apologize. So here's my question: Why am I losing by 20 points?

How a Government Takeover Saved 33 Lives

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Heffernan

The private company that sent those men down thousands of feet to dig for copper and gold could not possibly have funded and organized the rescue operation. So it was taken over by the government of Chile.

Chile is More Than 33 Miners -- The February 2010 Quake & Tsunami

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

If Americans want to express their joy and admiration for Chile's heroic mine rescue, they can revisit Chile's current need for assistance to hundreds of thousands of quake and tsunami victims.

The Earthquake in the Mirror

Ariel Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ariel Dorfman

I speak to my sister-in-law in Santiago and she suddenly interrupts our conversation, telling me she has to hang up, está temblando, está temblando, it's trembling, again and again.

Chile's Presidential Election and Future of South American Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

It's easy to romanticize South America as being in the throes of dramatic political upheaval. The reality is that social movements, with the exception of Bolivia, are not powerful enough to change the fundamental structures of society.

Conservative Billionaire Sebastian Pinera Favored In Chile Presidential Run-Off

Reuters | Simon Gardner and Alonso Soto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANTIAGO (Reuters) -- Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera led Chile's presidential vote and is seen the favorite to win a run-off and lead a pol...