Michelle Bachelet

Billionaire Sebastian Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

Billionaire Sebastian Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win

The son of a prominent centrist politician, Pinera is a Harvard-trained economist who made his fortune introducing credit cards to Chile in the 1980s.

Dec 18, 2017, 08:31 AM IST
At least 5 dead, 15 missing in landslide in southern Chile

At least 5 dead, 15 missing in landslide in southern Chile

A mudslide fuelled by heavy rains has swept over a village in southern Chile, leaving at least five people dead and 15 missing, officials said.

Dec 17, 2017, 11:40 AM IST
Construction of world's largest telescope commences in the middle of Chile's Atacama Desert

Construction of world's largest telescope commences in the middle of Chile's Atacama Desert

The dry atmosphere of the Atacama provides as near perfect observing conditions as it is possible to find on Earth, with some 70 percent of the world's astronomical infrastructure slated to be located in the region by the 2020s. 

May 27, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Three dead, 19 missing as floods hit central Chile

At least three people are dead and 19 others missing after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country`s usually dry summer months, causing mudslides and water outages in the South American nation.

Feb 27, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Chile's government, in major defeat, will cease work on key labour reform

Chile`s government admitted defeat on a major bill on Friday, saying it will not try to revive any measures of President Michelle Bachelet`s landmark labour reform that were struck down by a court.

Jun 18, 2016, 06:26 AM IST

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.

May 15, 2015, 08:04 AM IST

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.

May 15, 2015, 03:25 AM IST

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.

May 12, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

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.

Apr 25, 2015, 01:18 AM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2015, 06:14 AM IST

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.

Apr 21, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

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.

Apr 17, 2015, 08:52 AM IST

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.

Apr 15, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

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.

Apr 06, 2015, 21:27 PM IST

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.

Apr 02, 2015, 11:49 AM IST

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.

Mar 26, 2015, 12:38 PM IST

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.

Mar 01, 2015, 00:58 AM IST

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.

Feb 20, 2015, 11:11 AM IST

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.

Nov 24, 2014, 10:22 AM IST

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. 

Nov 04, 2014, 09:00 AM IST