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Montevideo, March 22nd 2023 - 04:03 UTC


  • Friday, March 17th 2023 - 07:27 UTC

    Chilean secret police officer convicted for 1973 crime

    The convicted Carter Cuadra is a son-in-law of the infamous Gen. Manuel Contreras

    A Chilean Court Thursday sentenced former Army Brigadier General Orlando Carter Cuadra to 10 years and one day in prison for Dec. 14, 1973, murders of Bautista Van Schouwen Vasey and Patricio Munita Castillo (22) in Santiago. The deceased belonged to the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) political party.

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  • Saturday, March 11th 2023 - 12:04 UTC

    Chilean President announces cabinet reshuffle of little significance

    Urrejola had to go after using foul language against Argentina's Ambassador Rafael Bielsa

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Friday announced a minor cabinet reshuffle that left many questions unanswered, except for the departure of Foreign Minister Antonia Urrejola, who had been involved in a scandal for using foul language against Argentina's Ambassador Rafael Bielsa which went viral and sealed her fate.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Chile shows negative inflation in February

    Central Bank President Rosanna Costa said the economy was taking longer to cool down

    Chile recorded a 0.1% decrease in its Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of February of 2023 for an interannual 11.9% increase, the National Statistics Institute (INE) reported in Santiago Wednesday. It was the first negative monthly variation since November 2020.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 09:50 UTC

    Firefighter, assailant killed in robbery attempt at Santiago's airport

    The money had arrived from Miami on a LATAM Airlines flight

    Two people were killed at Santiago de Chile's Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Wednesday when a commando-style group tried to rob an armored vehicle carrying over US$ 32 million straight from the tarmac.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    Chile's Interior Minister calls for citizen participation in new Constitutional reform effort

    “We do not have the possibility of making a mistake once again,” Tohá admitted

    Chile's Interior Minister Carolina Tohá admitted the country's previous constitutional reform attempt was a failure and said she was aware that her country could not afford to let that happen again while underlining the importance of citizen participation.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Chile: Constitutional reform Admissibility Committee picks its authorities

    A new attempt to reform Chile's Constitution is going on amid popular indifference

    Chile's Admissibility Technical Committee for Constitutional reform started functioning Monday in Santiago by picking its authorities. The body is made up of 14 representatives from different political parties who were appointed on Jan. 25.

  • Saturday, March 4th 2023 - 08:56 UTC

    Former DINA operatives convicted in Chile

    With these new convictions, the defendants accumulate over 900 years in prison

    A Chilean court Friday unanimously repealed a previous acquitting ruling and upheld the prison sentences imposed on 59 former operatives of the General Augusto Pinochet military dictatorship (1973-1990) who were found guilty of aggravated kidnappings, mostly of members of the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) in what became known as Operation Colombo.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Chile's Senate agrees to virtual appearance by Ukrainian President

    Latorre said he felt for the people of Ukraine but international affairs should be handled by the President and not the Legislative

    Chile's Senate has voted in favor of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski making a virtual appearance at the South American country's legislative, while a green light from the Lower House was to be confirmed shortly to make it a joint session if possible. Zelenski's telecast would be sometime between the last week of March and the first week of April.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2023 - 09:05 UTC

    IMF picks former Chilean Minister to replace Goldfajn

    Georgieva praised Valdés' background and qualifications for the post

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Tuesday announced that Chilean Economist Minister Rodrigo Valdés had been chosen to succeed the Brazilian Ilan Goldfajn as Regional Director of the global agency. Goldfajn left his post to become President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 17:49 UTC

    Chilean coin commemorating 1973 coup sparks controversy on social media

    The piece contained the inscription “four swords united in the blue of September” and depicted soldiers shooting at the Palacio de La Moneda

    A Chilean Bank was forced last week to withdraw from its online collectors' store a coin alluding to the 1973 coup d'état from sale following protests on social media. One of the sides of the coin showed an image of troops shooting at La Moneda Palace.