People & Power

Defiance of the Mapuche

Why the Mapuche of Argentina and Chile have been pushed to the brink of insurrection in defence of their ancient lands.


Chile to remember indigenous victims of dictatorship

Many activists vanished during the 1970s and their remains were never found.

Women's Rights

Will Chile's president-elect repeal a new abortion law?

Women's rights groups worry that the conservative president-elect will try to block the country's new abortion law.

What will Pinera's win mean for Chile's abortion law?


Chile: Preparations for presidential transition under way

Newly elected Sebastian Pinera is expected to target many of the social reforms enacted by the previous government.


Conservative Pinera wins Chile's presidential election

Chile is the latest Latin America country to shift to the right after billionaire businessman wins presidential runoff.


Chileans vote in tight presidential election

After a shock first round, the race for Chile's presidency is 'completely open', analysts say.


Chile: Massive landslide destroys village, kills five at least

A state of emergency has been declared in southern Chile after a landslide devastated an entire village.

The Far Right

Far right gains momentum in Chile's presidential elections

A far-right political party in Chile is expected to play a key role in determining the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff.


Chile heads to presidential vote run-off in December

Conservative Sebastian Pinera will face socialist Alejandro Guiller after neither candidate wins 50 percent of the vote.

Sebastian Pinera to face Alejandro Guillier in run-off

Latin America

Chile election: will it be Pinera or Guillier?

The first round of voting for Chile’s president did not deliver a clear winner and will go to a runoff in December between the top two candidates. Coming in third was a surprise performance by Beatriz Sanchez, a left-wing coalition candidate.

Latin America

Chile to elect President Bachelet’s successor

Chileans are heading to the polls to elect the country’s next president on Sunday.


Chile prepares for presidential elections

On Sunday, a group of student leaders, elected four years ago promising reform, will face re-election as Chile goes to the polls.


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


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'


The economics of Chile's renewable energy

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