People celebrate at Plaza Italia square after a national referendum vote in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday. Photograph: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg

Voters in Chile have approved by an overwhelming majority a proposal to ditch the country’s Pinochet-era constitution in favour of a new charter to be(...)

 Demonstrations  on the  first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago,  as the country prepares for a landmark referendum. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/ AFP via Getty

If voters in Chile needed a reminder of the stakes in the country’s referendum this Sunday, last weekend provided it. Tens of thousands of people too(...)

Rodolfo Martin Villa: the former Spanish interior minister will give evidence before an Argentinian judge investigating several violent deaths during Spain’s transition to democracy. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty

A veteran Spanish politician is due to testify via video-link on Thursday before an Argentinian judge who is investigating his alleged role in several(...)

Carmen Castillo in Paris recently. Photograph: Andrew McLeish

The demonstrations that rocked Chile at the end of 2019 were a source of joy for the Franco-Chilean film-maker Carmen Castillo. France gave Castillo (...)

Chile’s president Sebastian Pinera promised to ensure police and soldiers found guilty of rights violations would be prosecuted with the same force as rioters and looters. Photograph: Getty

A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost(...)

People take part in a demonstration in Valparaiso, Chile. Photograph: Raul Goycoolea/AFP/ Getty Images

Support for Chile’s Sebastian Pinera has plunged to just 14 per cent amid recent unrest, according to a poll published on Sunday, the lowest approval (...)

Anti-government demonstrators clash with police as they protest against cost of living increases in Santiago, Chile. Photograph:  Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images

It is shocking to think that one of the most advanced economies in the region, and Latin America’s most prosperous country, can go from peace to a mil(...)

Tim Bell, PR man and adviser to Margaret Thatcher, has died at the age of 77.

Tim Bell, the former communications adviser to Margaret Thatcher who went on to play a leading if often controversial role in the UK public relations (...)

Alia Trabucco Zerán:  lyricism and eye for detail shine on the page.

“Democracy carries within its breast the seed of its own destruction.” In an interview with Time magazine in 1973, Chile’s military dictator Augusto P(...)

‘If you can pay for an education, you can get one. If you can pay for a hospital visit, you will be cured.’

Es por la dictadura might as well be the national motto of modern Chile. Here, I have reverted to my three-year-old self, interminably asking why thin(...)

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