Analysts had expected that the wave of leftist leaders that took office across Latin America since the late 1990s would recede. But elections across the region - including Tabaré Vázquez's likely victory in Uruguay this weekend - show otherwise.
A bomb exploded in downtown Santiago Monday, the largest of 30 bombings so far this year. Prosecutors are uncertain about who is carrying out the attacks.
Education reforms are needed to improve student achievement and boost lagging labor force productivity. The business community could benefit, but is deterred by higher taxes.
Most Chileans opposed HidroAysen, an $8 billion plan that would have built five dams on two of the world's wildest rivers, boosting the country's energy output.
A recent verdict on a deadly 2010 fire has put Chile's prison conditions under the microscope once again. There's been some progress, but overcrowding is still a problem.
Russia and China may have signed a $400 billion gas supply deal today, but Latin American countries like Chile and Peru are holding out hope Moscow will cast its gaze across the Pacific.
President Michelle Bachelet recently announced her 2014-18 energy program, pledging to expand a liquefied natural gas port and support renewable energy sources.
Minutes after Tuesday's quake, a tsunami alarm sounded and a large-scale evacuation order was given. These moves came in stark contrast to the 2010 disaster which killed hundreds.
Members of the Union of South American Nations meet today to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. With at least 21 dead amid antigovernment protests, will Venezuela get further regional backing?
Weeks-long forest fires that have caused more than $100 million in property losses and will hit the timber, tourism, and insurance industries.
Packaged foods and soft drinks sold in Chile that are high in saturated fat, sugar, or salt will carry prominent labels on the front of the package. But not everyone is happy with the rules.
Immigration is an increasingly contentious issue in Chile. During her first term, Bachelet passed a general amnesty that benefited nearly 50,000 foreigners.
Bachelet's landslide victory is dampened by historically low turnout and doubts she can overcome a slowing economy and congressional opposition.
Chilean voters today will pick between two politicians in the first presidential election in Latin America where all the candidates are female.
Former conscripts are campaigning for compensation from the Chilean state for alleged abuse, unpaid pensions, and salaries for mandatory military service.
From Chinese dissidents to Iranian clerics, South American leaders to the British monarchy, the world united today in mourning one of history's most revered statesmen.
Former President Bachelet just missed an all out win in Chile's presidential election after about 8 percent of voters chose to 'spoil' their ballots by writing in for a constitutional assembly.
As Chileans go to the polls Sunday, they are likely to select former head of state Michelle Bachelet, who many believe can answer the chorus of Chilean grievances. Are expectations too high?
Chilean President Piñera returned to the mine where 33 trapped men were dramatically rescued in 2010. He may be trying to capitalize on that moment as next month's elections draw near.
A pledge not to repeat history isn't enough for some in Chile.
The contest between Bachelet and a Pinochet era aide is more than a faceoff between capitalism and socialism.
There are similarities between Brazil and other South American boom economies – like a growing middle class and higher expectations for public services.
Approximately $100,000 worth of LED light bulbs were stolen in Santiago, Chile, where electricity can cost more than 10 percent of the median income.
Forensic experts in Chile are exhuming the remains of poet and communist Pablo Neruda, who died in 1973. His cause of death was recorded as cancer, but some say he was poisoned.
Chile's high rate of university attendance makes it a model in the region, but students say profit-driven schools and limited opportunities for the poor make the system inadequate.