Courts find former DINA officers guilty of 1974 kidnapping of Alfonso Chanfreau Oyarce.
Alfonso Chandreau Oyarce was taken from his home on July 30, 1974, detained, tortured and eventually became one of the hundreds of Chileans “disappeared” at the hands of the national security forces under Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. On Thursday, five men were finally held accountable for his painful and untimely death.
Disagreements over leadership and handling of school causes students to revolt.
The facade of Santiago’s esteemed Instituto Nacional harkened back to the height of the 2011 student movement Thursday morning, with chair legs protruding from the fence and banners hanging from the gates.
A group of people currently living on the streets held a peaceful demonstration to demand the right to a roof over their heads.
A small group of homeless people living in Chile’s capital gathered outside a municipality building at 11 a.m. Thursday morning in a peaceful protest to demand basic living conditions. The group currently lives near Hospital Barros Luco in San Miguel, an area in southern Santiago
Private health care and a new pharmaceutical law were key announcements in a speech criticized by experts and opposition politicians for not addressing fundamental issues.
President Sebsatián Piñera discussed his challenge to big pharma and reform of provide health providers in a state of the nation address that drew fire from opposition politicians and academics for avoiding the real issues confronting the nation's healthcare system.