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April 25, 2000

RIGHTS-CHILE: Pinochet Trial, Acid Test for Democratic Transition

The trial on the lifting of former dictator Augusto Pinochet's parliamentary immunity, to start Wednesday, will be an acid test for Chile's judiciary, whose independence has long been questioned, as well as for the incomplete transition to democracy.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2000/04/rights-chile-pinochet-trial-acid-test-for-democratic-transition/
August 16, 2022

Rural Systems Mitigate Impact of Overuse of Water in Chile

Local leaders of the Rural Sanitation Services (RSS) warn that the digging of illegal wells by large agro-export companies in Chile is aggravating the effects of drought and threatening drinking water supplies and social peace.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2022/08/rural-systems-mitigate-impact-overuse-water-chile/
December 8, 2016

Anti-Torture Law Helps Pay Off Chile’s Debt to Human Rights

After 26 years of democratic governments, Chile has finally passed a law that defines torture as a criminal act, but which is still not sufficient to guarantee that the abuses will never again happen, according to human rights experts.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2016/12/anti-torture-law-helps-pay-off-chiles-debt-to-human-rights/
Chilean journalist and writer Mauricio Weibel. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPS
December 6, 2012

Q&A: “Chile’s 21st Century Democracy Arose From the Dictatorship”

The legacy of Chile's 1973-1990 dictatorship, which left some 3,000 people dead and “disappeared”, remains alive in the country's society and political system, says journalist and writer Mauricio Weibel.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2012/12/qa-chiles-21st-century-democracy-arose-from-the-dictatorship/
Chile's new President Sebastián Piñera Credit: Chilean president's office
March 11, 2010

CHILE: Aftershocks Rock Inaugural Ceremony

While Chile's new rightwing President Sebastián Piñera, who announced that he would lead "a government of reconstruction," was being sworn in Thursday, the earthquake-ravaged country was shaken by major aftershocks.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2010/03/chile-aftershocks-rock-inaugural-ceremony/
December 14, 2009

ELECTIONS-CHILE: Presidency in Sight for the Right

The right in Chile has not come so close to winning the presidency since Gen. Augusto Pinochet stepped down in March 1990, bringing a 17-year dictatorship to an end.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2009/12/elections-chile-presidency-in-sight-for-the-right/
 Credit: Daniela Estrada/IPS
May 20, 2008

Q&A: The Public Image of Chile’s Post-Pinochet Military

"Chilean society does not want to forgive and forget; it wants justice" in human rights abuse cases, says historian and political scientist Claudio Fuentes, one of the authors of a new study that takes a look at how Chilean perceptions of the armed forces changed from 1991 to 2007.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2008/05/qa-the-public-image-of-chiles-post-pinochet-military/
December 27, 2006

CHALLENGES 2006-2007: Corruption Allegations and Score-Settling in Chile

The rightwing opposition in Chile has been reveling in the allegations of corruption in the financing of election campaigns by the centre-left governing coalition, but it may now find itself in the dock as accused, rather than accuser.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2006/12/challenges-2006-2007-corruption-allegations-and-score-settling-in-chile/
December 10, 2006

CHILE: Pinochet, Never Convicted in Court, Dead at 91

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who died Sunday afternoon in Santiago at the age of 91, will be remembered in Chile as one of the key figures of the 20th century, leaving behind a legacy in which human rights crimes and corruption overshadowed the status of statesman to which he once aspired.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2006/12/chile-pinochet-never-convicted-in-court-dead-at-91/

CHILE: Pinochet, Never Convicted in Court, Dead at 91

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who died Sunday afternoon in Santiago at the age of 91, will be remembered in Chile as one of the key figures of the 20th century, leaving behind a legacy in which human rights crimes and corruption overshadowed the status of statesman to which he once aspired.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2006/12/chile-pinochet-never-convicted-in-court-dead-at-91/
October 17, 2006

RIGHTS-CHILE: Uphill Climb to Overturn Amnesty

Despite an Inter-American Court on Human Rights ruling against the amnesty law in force in Chile since 1978 and President Michelle Bachelet's determination to comply, it will not be easy to revoke the law.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2006/10/rights-chile-uphill-climb-to-overturn-amnesty/
September 8, 2006

CHILE: Closed Door for Prisoners Galvanises Mapuche Mobilisation

The Mapuche people are once again preparing to mobilise within Chile and abroad to rally support for three imprisoned community members and one activist, following Senate rejection of a long-awaited measure that would have secured their conditional release.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2006/09/chile-closed-door-for-prisoners-galvanises-mapuche-mobilisation/
January 16, 2006

ELECTIONS-CHILE: Bachelet Makes History, Marks Cultural Shift

The day after becoming the first woman ever to win a presidential election in South America, Michelle Bachelet shared breakfast with current Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, marking a political transition and cultural shift that has inspired high hopes and expectations.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2006/01/elections-chile-bachelet-makes-history-marks-cultural-shift/
January 13, 2006

ELECTIONS-CHILE: Unconventional Rivals Head for Final Showdown

A 54-year-old Socialist doctor who is a former political prisoner and the daughter of a general will face off on Sunday with a successful 56-year-old rightwing Harvard-trained economist and businessman from a Christian Democratic family, in a bid to become the next president of Chile.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2006/01/elections-chile-unconventional-rivals-head-for-final-showdown/

ELECTIONS-CHILE: Unconventional Rivals Head for Final Showdown

A 54-year-old Socialist doctor who is a former political prisoner and the daughter of a general will face off on Sunday with a successful 56-year-old rightwing Harvard-trained economist and businessman from a Christian Democratic family, in a bid to become the next president of Chile.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2006/01/elections-chile-unconventional-rivals-head-for-final-showdown/
July 26, 2005

UNITED NATIONS: Civil Society in Chile Sceptical about Reforms

While governments loudly proclaim the importance of civil society in the international community, non-governmental organisations and independent observers are following the United Nations reform process with scepticism.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2005/07/united-nations-civil-society-in-chile-sceptical-about-reforms/
July 14, 2005

CHILE: Historic Reforms Complete Transition to Democracy

Chilean President Ricardo Lagos described constitutional reforms approved by Congress as the final step in the country's lengthy transition to democracy.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2005/07/chile-historic-reforms-complete-transition-to-democracy/
November 17, 2004

RIGHTS-CHILE: Ruling Paves Way for Trials in Forced Disappearances

Chile's Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling Wednesday that says the amnesty law passed by the de facto military regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) cannot be invoked by the former heads of the dictatorship's secret police.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2004/11/rights-chile-ruling-paves-way-for-trials-in-forced-disappearances/

RIGHTS-CHILE: Ruling Paves Way for Trials in Forced Disappearances

Chile's Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling Wednesday that says the amnesty law passed by the de facto military regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) cannot be invoked by the former heads of the dictatorship's secret police.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2004/11/rights-chile-ruling-paves-way-for-trials-in-forced-disappearances/
July 15, 2004

CHILE: Heated Debate over Proposed Royalty for Mining Companies

An initiative by the Chilean government to begin charging royalties from the private companies that mine copper in Chile not only put an end to the honeymoon between President Ricardo Lagos and the business community.
https://www.ipsnews.net/2004/07/chile-heated-debate-over-proposed-royalty-for-mining-companies/
December 2, 2003

/ARTS WEEKLY/ FILM-CHILE: Heroes Fed Up with Fighting

The son of the legendary leader of the Chilean Revolutionary Leftist Movement (MIR) has sparked a firestorm of political debate with his new documentary, "Chile: Los héroes están fatigados" (Chile: The Heroes Are Tired).
https://www.ipsnews.net/2003/12/arts-weekly-film-chile-heroes-fed-up-with-fighting/
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