Juan Guaido: ‘No one wants to live like this, whatever their politics: people going five or six months without running water in their houses; without medicines; without enough money to buy food.’ Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty

If Juan Guaidó is worried about a Venezuelan government crackdown, state-sponsored thuggery or even jail and exile as suffered by many of his peers, t(...)

Chile’s president Sebastián Pinera meets Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops who have been caught up in the country’s widening sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican said on Saturday. T(...)

Kiosks in Santiago’s city center feature products with black nutritional warnings on the labels of items high in sugar, salt, calories or saturated fat. Photograph: Victor Ruiz Caballero for The New York Times

They killed Tony the Tiger. They did away with Cheetos’ Chester Cheetah. They banned Kinder Surprise, the chocolate eggs with a hidden toy. The Chi(...)

Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera greets president Michelle Bachelet upon her arrival at his residence in Santiago. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images

With his election on Sunday to a new term as president of Chile nearly four years after his first ended, Sebastián Piñera has confirmed South America’(...)

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(...)

Chilean president-elected Michelle Bachelet (L) meeting with candidate of La Alianza, Evelyn Matthei (R) in Santiago, Chile yesterday. Photograph: EPA.

Chile’s once and future leader Michelle Bachelet has easily won the presidential run-off, returning centre-left parties to power by promising profound(...)

Chilean President Gen Augusto Pinochet salutes during the Indendence Day celebration in Santiago, Chile on September 18th, 1985.

We are reminded today, on the 40th anniversary of the Gen Augusto Pinochet’s blood-sodden coup in Chile, of a cruel dictatorship that still casts a pa(...)

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