Pope Francis Arrives in Chile Amid Abuse Controversy and Terrorist Threats

Pope Francis arrived to Santiago de Chile on Monday, January 15 for a three day visit, and will...

End Of Era of Female Presidents in Latin America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of...

Trying to Make Immigration an Option Rather than a Need in Latin America

(IPS) - The aim is for migration to become just one option among others for the rural population...

Chile: the long road to abortion reform

Chile had one of the most restrictive abortion policies in the entire world. After years of campaigning, Chile’s...

Argentina And Chile First In LatAm To Install Sidewalk Traffic Lights

Q24N - A number of cities around the globe are installing traffic lights in pavements to prevent accidents...

Construction Begins On World’s Largest Telescope in Chilean Desert

(Q24N) Construction began in Chile on Friday on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which when completed will...

Bolivia Mobilizes Troops to the Border as Chile Warns of Escalation

(Q24N) Bolivia has mobilized troops to the Chilean border in an effort to increase efforts against contraband activity. Chile...

Chile To Tax Foods High In Sugar

(Q24N) The government of Chile is working to expand its current Food Labeling Law, which has been in...

How Economic Freedom Helps Chile Withstand Earthquakes and Tsunamis

(Q24N) A few days ago, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook the south of Chile. Its epicentre was 67...

Was Chile’s Dictator Also a Drug Trafficker?

(Q24N) A Chilean newspaper has suggested nearly 3,000 classified US documents contain information linking former dictator Augusto Pinochet...

Chile Considers Cannabis Decriminalization, Highlights A Growing Movement in Latin America

With its proposed changes to Ley 20.000 (Law 20,000), Chile joins a growing list of Latin American countries...

Chilean Army, Air Force, and Navy Support Scientific Mission in the Antarctic Region

LATIN AMERICA NEWS (Dialogo-Americas) Support from the Chilean Military allowed a team of scientists to conduct the Union...

Children Stolen by Chilean Dictatorship Finally Come to Light

QCOSTARIA (IPS) - The suspicion that babies of people detained and disappeared during Chile’s 1973-1990 dictatorship were stolen...

Smugglers Moving Dominicans From Bolivia to Chile

LATIN AMERICA NEWS - Authorities in Bolivia have identified a network of Peruvian coyotes dedicated to smuggling Dominicans...

Women – the Pillar of the Social Struggle in Chile’s Patagonia Region

LATIN AMERICA NEWS - COYHAIQUE, Chile (IPS) -- In few places in Chile are women the pillars of...

Chile faces reconstruction after series of earthquakes

(Infosurhoy) IQUIQUE, Chile – A new, powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Chile late during the night of April...

Final Preparations Arranged for Great Social March in Chile

Santiago de Chile - More than 40 Chilean organizations arranged today the final preparations for the march of...

Chile: From stray dogs to guards

SANTIAGO, Chile – Just a few months ago, a stray dog named Jimmy was in such poor health...

Chileans to Vote for a New President in December

Chileans will have to wait one month to know the name of their new president of the republic,...

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Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight in the short term. Alleging the presence...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Doing Business in Central American Cities

QCOSTARICA - A World Bank study has evaluated regulations which exist in 22 cities in the region for starting new business, registration, construction, and...

Costa Rica’s Dos Pinos Buys Dairy Plant in Nicaragua, But Kept It Quiet

QCOSTARICA - This week learned, while Costa Rica and Nicaragua are locked into a diary war, the Costa Rican dairy producer Cooperativa de Productores...

Meet Costa Rica’s Most Wanted

The following is from the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) most wanted list. If you have information that can provide judicial agents the whereabouts of...

Costa Rica: A Country Without An Army Harbours Half A Million Guns

COSTA RICA NEWS - Despite the rhetoric of pura vida, peace and tranquility, Costa Rica is an armed society, with some 230.000 registered (legal)...

The National Monument of Costa Rica

There is a pretty little park in Downtown San José that is called “National Park” (in Spanish, “Parque Nacional”). This is sometimes confusing to...