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(...)

'If anyone had proposed in the run-up to June 2016 what Theresa May’s White Paper proposed this week, there would have been howls of derision from all sides.' Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The one thing standing between the British people and a way out of the shambles in which they find themselves is a misunderstanding of democracy. The (...)

Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera smiles at supporters during his final election campaign rally in Santiago, on Thursday. Photograph: Pablo Vera/AFP/Getty Images

The final round in the most competitive election in Chile’s recent history hinges on turnout in a country where many voters are disillusioned with tra(...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón has criticised the terrorism charges brought against a group of young people accused of involvement in the attack of two civil guards last year in a bar in northern Spain. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

A court case against a group of young people accused of involvement in the beating up of two civil guards last year in a bar in northern Spain has bro(...)

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