Chile will maintain its ambassador in Peru

The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced that he will keep its ambassador in Lima, Roberto Ibarra, after Peru announced the withdrawal of its ambassador of the Chilean capital. “The ambassador is going to stay for a few days, working with the Ministry of Foreign...

Chilean Congress passes law of equality for couples of the same or different gender

Chile yesterday approved a law guaranteeing equal civil rights of couples of the same or different gender, in order to combat discrimination in a society with largely conservative tradition. The project, known as Civil Union (AUC) Agreement had the votes of the ruling party and...

UN: Security Council approves statement to achieve a “sustainable peace”

The Security Council of the UN yesterday approved a statement highlighting the need for a “comprehensive and integrated approach” to achieve “sustainable peace” in countries that have been stricken by armed conflicts. The statement was endorsed at a...

Labour code issued by Pinochet is reformed by Bachelet

The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, signed on Monday a labor reform bill that modifies the labour code issued 35 years ago by Augusto Pinochet, in another of the transformative actions of her second term. The bill impedes the replacement of striking workers, enshrined in...

Chile Senate approves civil union law

The Chilean Senate approved a legal framework that guarantees equal rights to couples of the same or opposite sex out of wedlock on Tuesday. The project known as Couples Life Agreement (AVP for its Spanish acronym), was sent to the Senate by President Sebastián Piñera in 2011,...

Chilean government will repeal amnesty law adopted during the dictatorship

The Government of Chile will announce in the coming hours the repeal of a decree law appreved in the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which grants impunity to the agents of the regime, as confirmed by official sources. This decision, which coincides with the 41st anniversary of...

Bachelet promised free education for all Chileans

Last July 22 President Michelle Bachelet said that Chile will “have free higher education for all young people” and that in this year they will send the draft with the principles and mechanisms to implement the regulations. Bachelet alse referred to the points that...

Chile will invest $ 28,000 million in public infrastructure

The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, yesterday presented an infrastructure plan for about $ 28,000 million for the next seven years which seeks to modernize the country and give new impetus to the decelerated economy. Bachelet defined an area of investment in connectivity...