Category - chile

  • November 16, 2015

    The arrest of a 22-year-old woman in the city of Temuco in Chile for “consensual abortion” must spur the Chilean authorities on to pass proposed legislation to decriminalise abortion, says Amnesty International.

  • October 7, 2014

    New legislation to overturn a law shielding perpetrators of human rights violations would bring justice a step closer to the victims of General Pinochet, says Amnesty.

  • August 15, 2013

    On 11th September 1973, General Pinochet seized power in a vicious coup that led to the death of democratically elected President Salvadore Allende and resulted in the death and torture of many thousands of people. This is the 'other 9/11', points out Anna Schwoub, previewing the powerful and moving play Tejas Verdes.

  • December 6, 2010

    Natividad Llanquileo is a young woman from the Mapuche people, an indigenous group that makes up some four per cent of the Chilean population. She is also the youngest representative of the Mapuche political prisoners in Concepción. Alberto Dufey hears her story, and that of her people.

  • October 18, 2010

    You would have to have a harder heart than mine not to have been affected by the rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners.

  • July 27, 2010

    It is easy to lose democratic mechanisms but difficult to get them back, says the incoming General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation.

  • March 1, 2010

    The Chilean government has declared an emergency and international agencies and NGOs are stepping up their response in the aftermath of the 8.8-magnitude earthquake.

  • February 28, 2010

    Watching a tragedy from afar can leave you feeling helpless. But the facilities of the 'instant media' era are not just voyeuristic - they can make a vital difference - securing information, soliciting donations and assisting prompt and better targeted responses from NGOs and international bodies.

  • February 27, 2010

    A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at 03.34 local time on Saturday 27 February. The extent of the damage is still difficult to determine, but buildings have collapsed and more than 300 people are already reported dead.

  • September 25, 2008

    A former secret police commander and three agents who served in former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime have been sentenced to seven years in prison for the 1974 disappearance of a Spanish priest.