Chile

Pope Francis defrocks priest at centre of Chile sex abuse scandal

As scandals rock his papacy, the Vatican says the pontiff is cracking down for 'the good of the church'.

Pope Francis defrocks priest at centre of Chile sex abuse scandal

Chile

Is Pinochet's shadow over Chile beginning to recede?

It's been 45 years since Pinochet took power. While some view the leader positively, others search for the disappeared.

Is Pinochet's shadow over Chile beginning to recede?

Counting the Cost

Argentina's currency woes deepen crisis

Will austerity measures fix the economy and what about the fallout for emerging markets?

Latin America

Chile economy: Neighbour's woes spill over

Chile's economy feels the pinch from its neighbours.

Chile

Report: Chile's Bachelet to be next UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly picked former Chilean president to replace Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.

Report: Chile's Bachelet to be next UN human rights chief

Religion

Pope accepts US cardinal's resignation after sex abuse claims

Theodore McCarrick, who faces allegations he abused a boy in the 1970s, had already been suspended from ministry duties.

Pope accepts US cardinal's resignation after sex abuse claims

Latin America

Chile imposes tough new immigration measures

Chile imposes tougher immigration measures to cope with the influx of migrants from neighbouring countries.

World Cup 2018

When the arena of play blurs with the arena of politics

A team's adventure at the World Cup can reflect and even transform politics at home.

When the arena of play blurs with the arena of politics

Latin America

Rescued Chilean miners send support to trapped Thai team

The lessons learned from the dazzling 2010 rescue of 33 trapped miners in Chile can offer some valuable lessons to the Thai rescue effort.

Latin America

Ex-soldiers jailed for murder of Chile's folk singer in the 1970s

Victor Jara was murdered at the start of Chile's military rule 45 years ago and now, eight former troops have been sentenced to 15 years and one to five years, for his kidnapping, torture, and shooting.

Weather

Snow falls in Santiago

A rare coating of wintry weather delights Chileans.

Snow falls in Santiago

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.