• Israel Nov 7, 2019

    Chile's President Proposes Minimum Wage Increase Amid Deadly Unrest

    Chile’s president sent a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage, one of a series of measures to try to contain nearly three weeks of anti-government protests over inequality in one of Latin America’s richest countries. President Sebastian Piñera signed the measure that seeks to guarantee a minimum salary of about $470 a month as demonstrations...

  • President Nov 2, 2019

    Chile Backs Away From Tax Breaks on the Rich Amid Protests

    Chile’s government said on Friday that it is backing away from a plan to cut corporate taxes following two weeks of protests fed by anger of inequality. Tens of thousands were demonstrating again Friday in the capital, continuing protests that have shaken the country and forced the cancellation of two major international summits that had been scheduled for Santiago. Small...

  • director Oct 21, 2019

    Chile Protests Continue Despite Gov't Retreat on Fare Hike

    Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early Sunday — among 60 Walmart-owned outlets that have been vandalized, and the company said many...

  • President Oct 19, 2019

    Chile Declares a State of Emergency Amid Protests in Capital

    A chaotic atmosphere pervaded the Chilean capital Friday after student protests against an increase in bus and subway fare deviated into a series of riots and fires, in light of which President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency. Hundreds of thousands of Santiago residents returned with much difficulty to their homes after the metro operator suspended service becasue of...

  • Francis May 31, 2018

    Never Again: Pope Denounces ‘Culture of Abuse, Cover-Up'

    Pope Francis became the first pope to publicly denounce a “culture of abuse and cover-up” in the Catholic Church, saying Thursday he was ashamed that neither he nor Chile’s Catholic leaders truly ever listened to victims as the country’s abuse scandal spiraled. “Never again,” Francis said in a pastoral letter to the Chilean faithful on the eve of another weekend...

  • Attorney May 14, 2018

    Chileans Denounce Suffering Sex Abuse by Marists, Priests

    Even as Pope Francis apologized for his failures in connection with Chile’s most famous case of clerical sex abuse, the pope and that country’s deeply discredited Catholic Church are under mounting pressure to address another, even bigger sex scandal. The blooming scandal of the Marist Brothers, a congregation dedicated to education, has not yet drawn great attention worldwide — unlike...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 9, 2018

    11 Nations Sign Pacific Trade Pact as US Plans Tariffs

    Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected to formalize new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers. Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year, causing fears that it would not prosper without...

  • JUDGE Jan 19, 2018

    Pope Shocks Chile by Accusing Sex Abuse Victims of Slander

    Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of...

  • JUDGE Jan 19, 2018

    In Chile, Pope Met by Protests, Threats, Burned Churches

    As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police officer and wept with victims of sex abuse by priests. But the pope also faced protests and a level of hostility unheard of in modern times for a papal visit....

  • General Jan 17, 2018

    Pope Meets With Abuse Survivors, Weeps With Them in Chile

    Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the “irreparable damage” they suffered, his spokesman said. The pontiff also acknowledged the “pain” of priests who have been held collectively responsible for the crimes of a few, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told reporters at the end of the day.

  • General Jan 16, 2018

    In Chile, Pope Met With Protests, Passion and Skepticism

    Pope Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. It’s the pope’s first visit to the Andean nation of 17 million people since taking the reins of the church in 2013. It comes at...

  • driver Oct 21, 2017

    Experts Say Pablo Neruda Did Not Die of Cancer, Deepen Mystery

    A team of international scientists said Friday that Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer or malnutrition, rejecting the official cause of death but not laying to rest one of the great mysteries of post-coup Chile. While saying what the poet and Communist Party politician did not die of, the forensic experts didn’t say what he did...

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