Chile

Chile: Outgoing leader Bachelet leaves uncertain legacy

President Michelle Bachelet has earned plaudits abroad but at home her approval ratings are low and voter apathy high.

Chile: Outgoing leader Bachelet leaves uncertain legacy

Chile

Mapuche conflict: 'People feel danger every day'

In Chile, Mapuche activists have been demanding the restoration of their ancestral land and regional autonomy.

Mapuche conflict: 'People feel danger every day'

Energy

The economics of Chile's renewable energy

Chile is now one of the world's leaders in clean renewable energy.

HIV

Chile struggles with growing HIV rate

Chile's government is struggling to control a growing number of new HIV cases. The country has one of the highest rates of new infections in Latin America.

Latin America

Pablo Neruda pens a verse from the grave

Forensics experts conclude the Nobel laureate did not die from cancer, casting suspicion on the Pinochet regime.

Poet Pablo Neruda pens a verse from the grave

Latin America

Chile-Bolivia relations at their worst since 1884

Chile is celebrating its National Independence day amid increasing tensions with neighbouring Bolivia. Bolivia has gone to the International Court of Justice, demanding Chile negotiates an outlet to the Pacific Ocean.

Poverty & Development

Collecting guano along the coast of Chile

Farmers use the excrement of seabirds as fertiliser, but in Chile collecting it is illegal and can be dangerous.

Collecting guano along the coast of Chile

Human Rights

Chile: Forced to work for Pinochet

A son's journey into his father's dark past to find out why he had to flee Chile during the military dictatorship.

Witness

Chile Under Pinochet: Colour of the Chameleon

A son confronts the uncomfortable truth about why his father fled the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.

Latin America

Chile's Easter Island backs marine protection zone

Inhabitants of famous Easter Island vote in favour of vast marine protection zone in effort to preserve seas.

Chile's Easter Island approves marine protection zone

Latin America

Chile moves to legalise gay marriage

Proposed legislation also allows gay couples to adopt children and denotes marriage as union between two people.

Chile's Bachelet sends gay marriage bill to congress

Latin America

Chile court legalises abortion in exceptional cases

A 6-4 ruling upholds bill making the practice legal in cases of rape, non-viable fetus and threat to mother's life.

Chile court lifts complete ban on abortion

Latin America

Venezuela crisis tops US Vice President Pence's agenda in Chile

US Vice President Mike Pence is in Chile as part of his tour of Latin American countries to promote harsher regional measures against Venezuela.

Latin America

US aims to bolster ties with Latin America allies with VP tour

Tensions remain high between the US and Venezuela on the eve of US Vice President Mike Pence's tour of South America.

Latin America

Chile: A new haven for Caribbean and South American migrants?

As the US and parts of Europe close their borders to migrants and refugees, one of the world's more isolated countries has opened its doors.