What makes a person poor? Lack of education, lack of opportunities and laziness, according to respondents of a new survey conducted in Chile.
Protesters poured into the streets of cities across Chile on Sunday to call for a repeal of the country’s privatized pension system, which they say benefits the rich while leaving the poor with a monthly pension below the minimum wage.
Several Latin American countries are considering relaxing their laws on abortion, including El Salvador and Chile, which have some of the world’s strictest legislation on the procedure.
Millions of people in Chile’s capital city lost access to running water over the weekend, sparking a sanitation emergency and highlighting mounting critiques of the city’s privatized water supply.
The worst wildfires in Chile’s modern history are dying down, but have left thousands of people displaced from their homes in some of the poorest regions of the country. For the moment, no new blazes have been reported ”and the rest are mostly controlled,” President Michelle Bachelet said in her daily briefing on the wildfires on Saturday. “… That doesn’t mean, however, that we are letting down our guard.”
Anti-abortion senators in Chile are arguing against a measure that is now one vote away from allowing abortion under certain circumstances.
The results of Chile’s standardized university admissions exams have renewed an ongoing debate over the country’s higher education system, which has long been criticized for perpetuating poverty and inequality.
Chile has approved a law that classifies torture and degrading treatment as criminal offenses, something the current constitution – which dates back to the country’s dictatorship that ended in 1988 – did not include.
The Chilean government has declared an emergency zone along its southern coast as it deals with the spread of a…
Half of women in cities in Latin America have faced at least one sexual assault in their lifetime. Perhaps unsurprisingly,…