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Pinochet-era secret police to stand trial in Chile for diplomat's death

Aug 20, 2015

Fifteen former members of Chile's dictatorship-era secret police must stand trial for the 1976 kidnapping and killing of a Spanish diplomat, the country's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. 

Chile GDP grows more than forecast on expansionary monetary policy

Aug 18, 2015

Chile´s economy grew more than analysts forecast in the second quarter fueled by a pick-up in consumer demand as the central bank pursues the most expansionary monetary policy in the Americas

Policies fail to tackle Latin America's booming urban slums: report

Aug 17, 2015

Latin America's booming urban slums look set to continue their rapid expansion as government housing policies fail to tackle an explosion in informal housing, legal experts said on Monday. 

US, Chile to host UN meeting on extremist attacks on GLBT people

Aug 14, 2015

The United States and Chile are putting the spotlight on "the barbaric treatment" of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people by the Islamic State extremist group. 

Recently sentenced Chilean ex-general dies in apparent suicide

Aug 14, 2015

A retired Chilean general died of a gunshot wound to the head on Thursday, in an apparent suicide days after a court sentenced him to 20 years in prison for planning the murder of a chemist who worked for former dictator Augusto Pinochet. 

After months of drought, violent storms batter Chile's coast

Aug 10, 2015

Heavy rain and winds hit the southern cone of South America over the weekend, battering the Chilean coastline and leading to the precautionary suspension of work at some mines in the top copper exporter. 

Imprisoned Chile spy head Gen Manuel Contreras dies at age 86

Aug 08, 2015

Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86. 

Hollywood movie about trapped miners 'The 33' opens in Chile

Aug 07, 2015

Chileans got the first chance Thursday to see Hollywood's movie about the 33 miners who captured the world's attention by surviving trapped deep underground longer than anyone before. 


Tribute to the victims of state terrorism in Chile during the fascist dictatorship. Photo credit: Marcos González Valdés via Flickr, Taken on September 11, 2012 (CC BY-ND 2.0)
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