Two students shot dead at Chile protest: Police

Two students were shot dead Thursday in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso when protests against President Michelle Bachelet`s education reform efforts turned violent, police said.

Ailing teen who championed euthanasia dies in Chile

A 14-year-old cystic fibrosis patient who made international news by pleading with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be allowed to end her own life, has succumbed to her illness, her family has announced.

Chile`s Bachelet names new cabinet amid scandal

 Chilean President Michelle Bachelet named a new cabinet Monday, seeking to turn the page on a corruption scandal involving her son that risks derailing her ambitious reform agenda.

Southern Chile covered in ash after volcano erupts

Southern Chile dug itself out from under a thick layer of gray ash on Friday while keeping a wary eye on the Calbuco volcano after it spectacularly erupted for the first time in half a century.

Fears of third eruption after Chile volcano roars to life

 Southern Chile was on alert Thursday for a fresh eruption after the Calbuco volcano burst into life for the first time in half a century, forcing 5,000 people to evacuate and lighting up the night sky.

Chile`s Bachelet to retire from politics after term

Michelle Bachelet, Chile`s first woman president, said Tuesday she will never again seek public office after her term expires in 2018, as a corruption scandal involving her son batters her popularity.

Chile students protest corruption, demand education reform

Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile's capital to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul.

Chile to host 70 percent of world's astronomical infrastructure by 2020

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has said that by 2020 Chile should host about 70 percent of the global astronomical infrastructure.

Toll in Chile floods rises to 26 dead

The death toll from flash floods that devastated Chile`s normally arid north has risen to 26 and could increase further, with another 120 people still missing, officials said.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 24, 69 missing

The death toll from floods devastating northern Chile has risen by one to at least 24, officials said Wednesday, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled a trip to a regional summit to cope with the crisis.

Two dead, 24 missing in Chilean flooding

Flooding caused by torrential rains in a normally dry region of northern Chile left at least two people dead and 24 missing Wednesday, officials said.

Chile leader, UN call on gender inequality by 2030

Chilean leader Michelle Bachelet led calls to eliminate gender inequality by 2030 on Saturday as a two-day meeting of the United Nations Women organization wrapped up in Santiago.

Chile to offer free higher education in 2016

Chilean Education Minister Nicolas Eyzaguirre has said the government will start providing free higher education in 2016.

Thousands protest in Chile in favour of new constitution

 Several thousand people took to the streets of Santiago and other Chilean cities to demand a Constitutional Assembly as a means to provide the country with a new constitution, as was promised by President Michelle Bachelet during her election campaign.

Argentina`s president remains in hospital for intestinal issue

Argentina`s President Cristina Kirchner will remain in hospital with an intestinal infection which forced her to call off a meeting with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, Kirchner`s office said Monday. 

Chile's President `evaluates` taking Guantanamo inmates

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Friday her government was considering taking in detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Chile rejects court`s role in sea access row with Bolivia

President Michelle Bachelet said Monday she will seek to have the International Criminal Court of Justice declared an inappropriate venue for settling landlocked Bolivia`s demand for access to the Pacific through Chile.

Obama to host Chilean president in June

US President Barack Obama will meet his Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet at the White House June 30, the president house said Thursday.

Thousands evacuated as fire burns 500 homes in Chile

An uncontrollable wildfire in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso destroyed 500 homes and forced the evacuation of 3,000 people as the conflagration burned into the night.

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

Chileans desperate for supplies stood in long lines outside shops on Thursday after strong aftershocks from a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake forced them to spend another night out in the cold.