Voting begins in Chile`s presidential election

Chileans went to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president from nine candidates, with Socialist Michelle Bachelet and her reform platform favoured to win.

Couple dies defending home in Chile

President Sebastian Pinera was flying to the scene in Chile`s remote southern Araucania region with his Interior minister, who called it a terrorist act that will be severely punished.

Chile riot police clash with protesting students

Chilean riot police have fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse violent protesters on the fringe of an otherwise peaceful student demonstration in the capital Santiago.

All 33 trapped miners alive after 2 weeks: Chile President

All 33 miners trapped underground in Chile sent a note saying they are alive.

Chile quake damage estimated at $30 bn

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said property worth USD 30 billion damaged in the 8.8-magnitude quake in the country last month, Xinhua reported.

Earthquake-rattled Chile to swear in new president

Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera takes office as Chile`s new president on Thursday, tasked with rebuilding the country after one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded killed hundreds of people less than two weeks ago.

Right-wing millionaire Sebastian Pinera gets historic win in Chile

Billionaire Sebastian Pinera won Chile`s presidency Sunday in the country`s first democratic election of a right-wing ruler in 52 years, and vowed to make Chile "the best country in the world."

Billionaire beat Chilean leftists, now faces runoff

Right-wing billionaire Sebastian Pinera beat three leftists in Sunday`s Presidential Election but failed to obtain a majority, setting up a runoff.

Polls open in Chilean elections

Poll opened on Sunday in Chilean general elections that are likely to propel to the presidency a conservative billionaire who is challenging the centre-left coalition`s 20-year rule.