Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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‘Very high inequality’ in Chilean society breeds resentment

Chile’s elite regarded as ‘arrogant’ and ‘despotic’ by middle class, expert says securing ‘social rights’ is first step in bridging the gap between rich and poor. According to the latest research into Chile’s social stratification — which boasts “very high inequality,” according to a recent report — Chile’s middle class begrudges the nation’s richest, an attitude that only reinforces the country’s profound social divide.  More...
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‘Pentagate’ scandal continues to heat up

Investigation’s glare showcases political influence of nation’s top 10 business groups, business leaders lambast government action. A former Penta CEO, Hugo Bravo, is providing More...

UDI threatens investigation of Bachelet’s campaign contributors

‘Pentagate’ case continues: police raid suspect businesses, Chile’s political class grows fidgety and pundits have a field day. National Renewal Sen. Manuel José More...

‘Pentagate’ suspect returns to Chile to defuse investigation leaks

Saga continues as center-left politician makes first public appearance since scandal broke, vows to provide ‘all necessary information.’ Velasco has been mooted as a seious More...

‘Very high inequality’ in Chilean society breeds resentment

Chile’s elite regarded as ‘arrogant’ and ‘despotic’ by middle class, expert says securing ‘social rights’ is first step in bridging the gap between rich and poor. Las More...

Government pledges to pump US$165 million into Easter Island

Massive cash injection to boost development for Chile’s polynesian jewel with new airport in the pipeline, Bachelet ‘finally being appreciated.’ Regeneration of ageing More...

Kindergartens to receive book portraying same-sex parent family

Children’s book aiming to increase awareness of non-traditional families raises eyebrows despite support from Education More...

Ex-mayor arrested for dictatorship-era human rights abuses

Former member of Pinochet’s secret police responsible for training torturers charged for disappearance and murder More...

Chilean bus system fifth most expensive in region

Despite high price, expert says Santiago’s bus system is ‘adequate.’ A recent study released by Universidad...

Anti-begging measure in Santiago thrown out

Move to ban begging in Plaza de Armas branded ‘something out of the Inquisition’ — mayor...

First innocent bombing victim in Chile since dictatorship confirmed

Authorities invoke anti-terrorist law after police investigation declares man killed in Yungay detonation innocent. Prosecutor Raúl...

Chile launches plan to lure in Argentine tourists

Gov. launches initiative Saturday in an attempt to reverse falling levels of Argentine tourists visiting Chile. Valparaíso, More...

Foreign Minister silences Chilean ambassadors

Chilean diplomats prohibited from expressing opinions on internal affairs following controversial statement by ambassador to Uruguay. According to a new order..

‘Historic’ Chile human rights proposal passed despite tensions

Arab and African countries opposing Chile’s LGBT human rights proposal overcome after legislation passed. Chile’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community..

Landmark education passed in Chamber of Deputies

Vote to end profit-making in state-subsidized schools makes its way to Senate, measure imposing prison sentence More...

New law requires Chilean TV to feature more cultural programs

In a bid to strengthen Chileans’ sense of national identity, law mandates increased cultural material on national television. A law coming into..

News channel under fire for suggesting student involvement in blast

Report purporting student groups played a role in Monday’s bombing attacked for ‘sensational reporting,’ ‘opportunism.’ A Chilean news channel has been..

Controversial mega-dam project cancelled

Energy giant backs down on major dam project to ‘avoid community opposition,’ specialist points to trend favoring smaller, lower-impact dams. According..

Political courage at La Moneda palace

Opinion: Bachelet must keep her election promise to bring about social equality and the return of long-seized ancestral lands to the..

Persecution, protest and piety: Palestinian refugees’ escape to Chile

The Santiago Times heard the story of two brothers’ move to Chile, believed to have the largest Palestinian diaspora outside the..

Postcards from Londres: A Chilean werewolf in London

  Cosplay — a type of role play in which participants wear costumes to represent specific characters — is a huge..

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