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.

Former Pinochet bodyguard arrested for regime era murders in Chile

A former bodyguard of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested Monday along with nine other former officials for the kidnapping and murder of 13 people during the military regime. 

Chile coup anniversary leaves 14 wounded, 179 arrested

Fourteen people were wounded and 179 arrested during unrest that broke out on the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, police said on Friday.

Chile lawmaker arrested over dictatorship-era killings

A right-wing lawmaker in Chile was arrested Thursday on charges of involvement in the 1981 killing of three radical leftists opposed to the regime of late dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Michelle Bachelet: From torture victim to two-time Chile president

Michelle Bachelet made history by becoming Chile`s first female president in 2006, and with her re-election on Sunday now has a chance to cement her legacy as a transformative leader.

40 years after Pinochet coup, thousands march for rights in Chile

Thousands of Chileans marched for human rights on the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought dictator Augusto Pinochet to power.

Chilean judges apologise for Pinochet-era inaction

Chile`s judges issued a long-awaited apology Wednesday to relatives of those who sought missing loved ones under the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet only to have courts shrug them off.

Neruda remains to be tested in Spain for poison

A judge ordered the remains of poet Pablo Neruda to be tested in Spain to determine whether he died of poisoning.

Pablo Neruda may have been poisoned on Pinochet`s orders

It is claimed by prosecutors that Pablo Neruda may have been murdered on the orders of Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet.

Brazilian junta financed Chile`s Pinochet, show documents

Secret documents dating from Brazil`s 1964-85 military govt reveal that the junta gave loans amounting to $115 million to the regime of Chilean dictator Gen Augusto Pinochet, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said.

‘Pinochet prosecutor’ to defend Julian Assange

A controversial Spanish human rights lawyer Baltasar Garzón will head the defence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting to avoid extradition from Britain to Sweden, according to a report.

Chile backs off removing `dictatorship` from texts

Chilean Education Minister earlier suggested calling the 1973-1990 rule of General Augusto Pinochet a military regime.

Chile starts investigating Pinochet era political murders

Chilean authorities has started
investigating the first 100 lawsuits filed for political
murders during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

Spanish super judge closer to being charged

Spain`s Supreme Court cleared the way on Thursday for the judge known for indicting Osama bin Laden and Augusto Pinochet to be charged with abuse of power in a probe of Spanish civil war atrocities.

Chile declares day to honour victims of dictatorship

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has declared October 30 National Day of Victims of Political Execution, in memory of thousands killed by the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet.