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Chile: court rejects new Pascua Lama appeal

Barrick Gold's problems with its giant mine high in the Andes show no signs of going away. Local activists are pushing to have Chile's government revoke the mine's permit.

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Chile: four women file sexual torture complaint

A group of Chilean women are trying to have the courts recognize the sort of sexual violence they suffered during the Pinochet dictatorship as a separate category of crime.

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Chile: local Mapuche leader murdered

Unknown assailants killed a spokesperson for a Mapuche community that has carried out several land occupations. He was the second activist from his family to die violently.

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Chile: who’s behind the bombing spree?

Some media were quick to blame an explosion in downtown Santiago on anarchist or guerrilla groups, but others pointed to supporters of the old military dictatorship.

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Chile: judge confirms US role in 1973 killings

A Chilean judge has now confirmed old suspicions that US intelligence agents "played a fundamental role" in the murders of two US citizens in the wake of the 1973 military coup.

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Chile: Bachelet promises new Mapuche policy

Chile's Socialist president Bachelet says she'll "achieve progress" on indigenous issues, but activists can't forget the lack of progress in her previous administration.

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Chile: HidroAysén dam project is scrapped

Years of protests have succeeded in blocking a giant dam project in southern Chile, but Barrick Gold is still working to reopen construction at its mammoth Pascua Lama mine.