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as latin america turns rightward, chile returns former president sebastian piñer


chilean magnate sebastian piñera coasted to victory sunday in his bid for a second presidential term, easily beating a center-left candidate by promising to kick-start the country’s stagnant economy. the results in a runoff election continued a shift in recent years of latin american voters veering...






with latin america shifting rightward, chile returns former president sebastian


chilean magnate sebastian piñera coasted to victory in his bid for a second presidential term, easily beating center-left candidate alejandro guillier in a runoff by promising to kick-start the country’s stagnant economy. the conservative piñera ran a campaign that promised incentives to reenergize...






conservative pinera wins another turn as chile's president


former president sebastian pinera's resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in latin america.






conservative sebastian pinera wins chile's election


chile is the latest latin america country to shift to the right after billionaire businessman wins presidential run-off.






conservative sebastian pinera wins chile's election


chile is the latest latin america country to shift to the right after billionaire businessman wins presidential runoff.






conservative pinera wins another turn as chile’s president


santiago, chile (ap) — former president sebastian pinera’s resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in latin america. with nearly all ballots counted, the billionaire won 54.6 percent of the votes sunday to 45.4 percent for former […]






is populism really retreating in latin america?


latin america's recent rightward spiral should not be seen as the end of the populist era in the region.






ex-president pinera leads chile vote, heads to runoff


billionaire businessman sebastian pinera easily led in returns for chile's presidential election sunday, buoyed by support from chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, though he wasn't getting enough votes to avoid a runoff.






chile's presidential race appears headed for a december runoff


businessman sebastian piñera, who was chile’s president from 2010 to 2014, appeared headed for a victory in presidential elections sunday, though a runoff was expected with the second-place finisher, according to partial returns. piñera and the other candidates seemed likely to fall short of the...






pope francis wraps up latin america trip haunted by chile sex abuse scandal


his comments that there was not 'one shred of proof' that a protege of chile's most notorious pedophile priest had known of abuse caused uproar






pinera likely to win chile elections, but runoff expected


four years after leaving office as a deeply unpopular leader, sebastian pinera is a strong favorite to win sunday's presidential election in chile, though he's unlikely to avoid a runoff.






chile election: sebastian pinera projected to win


conservative former president to take a clear victory in chile's presidential election run-off.






chile stocks, peso jump after conservative wins presidency


investors gave a warm welcome monday to the easy victory by former president sebastian pinera in a presidential runoff election that is swinging chile back to the right.






joy, angst over pope visit to chile's restive mapuche region


when pope francis visits the de facto capital of chile's mapuche people, he will be inserting himself into one of latin america's longest-running conflicts involving indigenous populations and one that periodically erupts in violence.






reading latin america through edward said


media and the politics of representation in latin america, from the 'perfect latin american' to the 'authentic' one.






latin america's energy landscape is changing — and why that matters


from the northernmost point in mexico to the tip of tierra del fuego in chile, latin american countries are experiencing an energy transformation. some countries are moving faster than others. some are struggling with long-running political battles that threaten development. the issues may seem...






latin america's energy landscape is changing, and it could be a huge benefit to


from the northernmost point in mexico to the tip of tierra del fuego in chile, latin american countries are experiencing an energy transformation. some countries are moving faster than others. some are struggling with long-running political battles that threaten development. the issues may seem...






chile starts selling cannabis medicines at some pharmacies


chile has become the first country in latin america to sell cannabis-based medicines at pharmacies.






ex-president in tight race for return to power in chile


santiago, chile (ap) — a billionaire businessman appeared to be in an unexpectedly tight race for a return to chile’s presidency on sunday in a vote that could either swing the world’s top copper-producing country to the right or maintain its center-left path. former president sebastian pinera easily topped last month’s first round presidential election, […]






trump’s talk on nafta extends far beyond mexico and into latin america


trump’s talk on nafta matters to latin america beyond mexico cajamarca, colombia — anything that president donald trump says about nafta draws extra scrutiny in latin america, whose countries account for half of the united states’ free trade agreements. so when trump threatened to termin...






brazil meat scandal deepens as china, eu, chile bar imports


a scandal over allegations of bribery in brazil's meat-packing industry to allow the sale of expired meat deepened as the european union, china and chile decided to halt some meat imports from latin america's largest nation.






analysis: pope francis uses latin american trips to recover soul of the catholic


pope francis’ fifth trip to latin america in just five years as pontiff underscores his careful attempt to recapture the soul of the roman catholic church in the region. during his weeklong travel through chile and peru, the argentine-born pope’s message often has stood in marked contrast to those...






argentines try to understand why the pope won’t return home


santiago, chile (ap) — pope francis has flown over the massive andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to latin america. but in five years as pope, he has never returned home to argentina. resigned to that reality, tens of thousands of argentines traveled to chile […]






reusse: talent from latin america flowing into major leagues


though there are just 10 hall of famers from latin america. that number is going to double in the next decade, and continue to grow.






fgm in latin america: colombia's embera tribe


surrounded by secrecy and taboo, female genital mutilation is practised by some indigenous communities in latin america.






chile: pope arrives to protests over sex abuse scandal


pope francis arrives in chile for first leg of latin american tour, with more unrest expected in santiago.






ex-president pinera favored in chile vote, runoff likely


santiago, chile (ap) — billionaire businessman sebastian pinera is heavily favored to top sunday’s election backed by chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, but polls suggest he won’t get enough votes to avoid a runoff. the world’s top copper producing country has been hurt by lower international prices and demand […]






has latin america abandoned palestine?


a wave of right-wing politics is sweeping through latin america and affecting its support for palestine.






why is neoliberalism back in latin america?


neoliberalism destroyed latin america in the 1990s. today it is being reintroduced - and it will wreak havoc again.






latin america: a desert of new ideas


latin america, the birthplace of some of the most influential ideas of the past century, is now lagging behind.






uncertainty reigns in tight chilean presidential election


santiago, chile (ap) — billionaire sebastian pinera once looked set to easily win chile’s presidential runoff and swing the country back to the right. now, the election’s outcome is so uncertain analysts say the nation could remain on its center-left path. pinera, who governed chile from 2010 to 2014, won the first round of voting […]






ap photos: best of 2017 for latin america, caribbean


in this photo gallery, the associated press highlights some of the top images made during 2017 by photojournalists based in latin america and the caribbean.






ap explains: catholic church in chile weakened by scandal


when pope francis arrives in chile's capital monday, he will find a weakened roman catholic church. as in many latin american countries, the church in chile has been losing followers to both evangelical faiths and increasing secularism. the shift has been exacerbated by a priest sex abuse scandal, and many chileans are put off by the church's influence in keeping tight restrictions in social matters like marriage and abortion. here are some of the contributing factors to the chilean church's problems.






the end of an era for the latin american left?


in this web extra special, we ask oas chief luis almagro and a panel of latin america political commentators.






china steps into the latin american void trump has left behind


latin americans can't afford to wait four years to see when the united states will be willing to have an honest and reciprocal conversation about economic prosperity in the western hemisphere. luckily for the united states' southern neighbors, over the past decade latin america has found a new...