Friday, Feb 03, 2023



New Mexico considers roasted chile as official state aroma

February 02, 2023 1:16 pm

For New Mexico, chile is more than a key ingredient for every meal. It's life. It's at the center of the official state question — “Red or green?” — and is one of the state's official vegetables.

At 36, world’s youngest leader Gabriel Boric electrifies UN Assembly

September 21, 2022 8:57 am

The world’s youngest leader, Chile’s President Gabriel Boric, sounded the alarm on the risk of social unrest, reminding his more experienced colleagues gathered at the United Nations that discontent that exploded locally can be repeated around the world.

Chile overwhelmingly rejects progressive new constitution

September 05, 2022 8:55 am

While nearly 80% of Chileans voted to draft a new constitution in 2020, nearly 62% of voters rejected the new text with 99.74 percent of ballot boxes counted.

Chileans vote in droves to decide on progressive new constitution

September 05, 2022 3:32 am

Voting centers around the country reported long lines and high turnout as Chileans participated in a mandatory vote, which experts say adds uncertainty to polls, which have consistently showed voters are more likely to reject the new text.

Chile votes on proposed constitution with big changes

September 04, 2022 10:00 am

The new constitution would characterize Chile as a plurinational state, establish autonomous Indigenous territories and recognize a parallel justice system in those areas, although lawmakers would decide how far-reaching that would be.

Is Chile about to tear up its Pinochet-era constitution?

September 03, 2022 11:14 am

Chileans will vote Sunday on a new constitution to replace its current text that dates back decades to the era of military dictator Augusto Pinochet. How will the vote work? Why does it matter?

Explained: What is in Chile's proposed new constitution?

July 30, 2022 8:09 am

The proposed new text was written by a 154-member body elected through a popular vote, the first time in Chile's history a constitution was drafted democratically.

Chile could be home to world's oldest tree, study suggests

May 27, 2022 4:04 pm

The estimated age would beat the current record-holder, a 4,853 year old bristlecone pine tree in California, by more than half a millennium.

In Chile's capital, a decade of drought makes grass a rare luxury

May 01, 2022 5:18 pm

Chile earlier this month announced a plan to ration water in the capital, unprecedented in the city's nearly 500-year history, with a four-tier alert system including water pressure restrictions going up to rotating water cuts.

Argentina put Colombia farther from WC spot, Chile survive

February 02, 2022 9:20 am

Colombia's chances of playing in the next World Cup have shrunk after losing 1-0 to Argentina.


Week in pictures: A look at most compelling photos from around the world

December 11, 2021 6:41 pm

From festival celebrations to protests, here are the best photos of this week.

Chile rocked by months of riots over inequalities

January 02, 2020 12:35 pm

Chile has been roiled by continuing and sometimes violent street protests since Oct. 18, when a student protest over a modest increase in subway fares turned into a much larger and broader movement with a long list of demands that largely focus on inequality.

Thousands march in Chile protest after two key summit cancellations

November 05, 2019 7:17 am

At least 20 people have died in the demonstrations and violence so far; prosecutors said on Wednesday that they were investigating a total 23 deaths believed to be linked to the protests.