As four Mapuche activists imprisoned under draconian anti-terrorist laws spend 70 days on a hunger strike, the troubled relationship between the Chilean state and "the oldest of Chileans" is rockier than ever.
Chilean President Michele Bachelet recently said that Chile would be "back stepping" by joining Mercosur and that the FTAA is more in her country’s interests. "That’s why we are so enthusiastic and push so hard […]
The Mapuche, Chile’s largest indigenous population, is forming a political party in an effort gain autonomy and self-government. The Wallmapuwen (party) hopes to be legally recognized later this year so that it has the time […]
Former Chilean dictator and U.S. government ally Augusto Pinochet was stripped of immunity from prosecution last week in 59 cases of torture and kidnapping. The Supreme Court must uphold the decision before the ex-dictator can […]
President-elect Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s first woman leader, has pledged to "walk the same road" as the outgoing Lagos administration. For this "socialist," that means supporting free market policies such as the Free Trade Area of […]
Two years ago, in early November 2003, after a ferocious markets-based campaign in the US, an agreement was signed by US and Chilean environmental groups with the two largest wood products companies in Chile. The agreement, facilitated by Home Depot, was received as an important step forward in promoting collaborative resolution to international environmental conflicts. […]