Human Rights

Pope Francis accepts resignation of three Chilean bishops

Vatican official calls move first step towards re-ordering battered Roman Catholic Church after sex abuse scandals.

Latin America

Chile's bishops offer to resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

In a leaked document, the pope blamed the Chilean church hierarchy for 'grave defects' in handling sex abuse cases.

Latin America

Chile sex abuse scandal: Catholics attempt to rebuild faith

The Catholic Church is still an intrinsic part of Chilean society, and believers keep coming to church, but now they’re demanding change right from the top.

Latin America

Why Chile is giving citizenship to Palestinian refugees

Palestinians living in Chile have grown to become not only the largest Palestinian community outside of the Middle East, but also extremely prosperous and influential both in industry and politics.

Latin America

How light pollution undermines search for other planets

We know all about the pollution of our water, air, and soil, but how much have you thought about light pollution?

Chile

ICC holds final hearing over Chile-Bolivia land disputes

A centuries-old dispute between Chile and Bolivia has come to a head at the International Court in the Hague. Landlocked Bolivia is demanding that Chile give it access to the coast.

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The new TPP trade deal: Going ahead without Trump

Despite the US exit from the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, the 11 other signatories are moving on with a new deal.

Chile

Chile droughts: Private water system under pressure

Water is becoming increasingly scarce in Chile due to drought, the overuse of aquifers and a dysfunctional system of private water ownership.

Latin America

Chile: Conservative Pinera sworn in for second term as president

The billionaire has vowed to revive an economy that has slumped under outgoing center-left leader Michelle Bachelet.

Reporter's Notebook

A frigid journey into Antarctica

The Weddell Sea in Antarctica is the coldest sea on the planet yet is home to an extraordinary ecosystem.

Latin America

Chile: Vatican's sex abuse investigator hospitalised

Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna's hospitalisation has put more pressure on the Vatican, already facing criticism for not doing enough to deal with allegations of abuse by a Catholic Priest in Chile.

Reporter's Notebook

Pope in crisis: From Rolling Stone to sex abuse scandal

Sexual abuse survivors say Pope Francis failed them on his latest visit to Chile, as he defended a bishop accused of paedophilia.

Pope in crisis: From Rolling Stone to sex abuse scandal

Chile

Why China and Latin America are discussing trade now

China's huge market has been absorbing more and more food commodities it cannot produce at home from Latin American growers. Will this relationship grow into the fields of innovation and manufacturing?

Latin America

Chile: Pope Francis calls on Mapuche to shun violence

Pope Francis called for the Mapuche people to be treated as equals, but a Vatican spokesperson said the pope is not in Chile to mediate and the pontiff did not mention the key issue, land rights, in his homily.

Latin America

Pope Francis expresses 'pain, shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

It is the first time he has commented on the crisis surrounding a former priest who was found guilty in 2011 of abusing teenage boys.