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  1. April 9, 2014

    Codelco chief says miner at “inflection point”

    Codelco, the world’s biggest copper miner, is at an “inflection point” after tackling soaring costs and bringing a new mine...

  2. April 3, 2014

    Chile earthquake provides early test for Michelle Bachelet

    Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, who returned to power on March 11, faces her first big test after the northern...

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  1. Investing in Chile 2012

    The country’s most urgent challenge is to maintain growth...
  2. New Trade Routes: Pacific Alliance

    In the short space of two years, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – the founder member...
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  1. April 1, 2014

    Pacific Alliance takes pragmatic approach to integration

    So far this year, it has mostly been bad news from Latin America, as it has from many emerging markets. There have been...

  2. April 1, 2014

    Mercosur views Pacific Alliance with unease

    To the east of the Andes, the countries that stretch out towards South America’s Atlantic coast – which together form the...

  3. March 31, 2014

    Argentina’s Fernández faces mother of political fights

    Cristina Fernández confided in a recent televised address that as well as being Argentina’s president she liked to think of...

  4. March 21, 2014

    Latin lessons in dressing

    South American presidential style Given the obsessive attention routinely paid to what Michelle Obama or Samantha Cameron...

  5. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    Peru: the president, his wife and the constitutional crisis

    By Lucien Chauvin and Andres Schipani Ollanta Humala, Peru’s president, is in a tough spot. The country faces its most...

  6. March 10, 2014

    Michelle Bachelet’s promised reforms rest on shaky ground in Chile

    Four years ago, Chile’s former president Michelle Bachelet left power under a cloud, accused of incompetently handling the...

  7. beyondbrics

    January 9, 2014

    No easy start for Chile's Michelle Bachelet

    Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president elect, might well be excused for thinking she’s under fire from a new Triple Alliance....

  8. December 15, 2013

    Landslide victory for Bachelet heralds swing to the left in Chile

    Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s centre-left former leader, won a landslide victory in a run-off presidential vote on Sunday,...

  9. December 15, 2013

    Bachelet set for victory against childhood playmate in Chile poll

    Chileans were voting on Sunday in a run-off election likely to hand former President Michelle Bachelet a fresh four-year...

  10. beyondbrics

    December 15, 2013

    The week ahead: Dec 15-20

    The week ahead in emerging markets: India’s rate decision, China Flash PMI, and Putin’s annual Q&A. Sunday, December 15 The...

  11. December 13, 2013

    Chilean companies face change, not revolution

    When the entire board of La Polar was sacked for fraud two years ago, many took the retailer’s disgrace as an example of the...

  12. beyondbrics

    December 8, 2013

    The week ahead: Dec 9-13

    The week ahead in emerging markets: Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks continue. Chile holds the second round of its...

  13. December 3, 2013

    Chilean presidential election makes copper miners nervous

    Many Chileans will cheer if Michelle Bachelet romps home as expected in a run-off presidential vote this month, but copper...

  14. November 24, 2013

    Chile: Just deserts

    More education. More equality. Those are nice things for Michelle Bachelet, hoping to return as Chilean president after...

  15. The World

    November 20, 2013

    Smart reads November 20, 2013

    By Luisa Frey ♦ Women are leading the revolution in Chile, writes the FT’s Benedict Mander. Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn...

  16. The World

    November 19, 2013

    South American women in power

      Michelle Bachelet on the campaign trail Chile is about to have a new female president, Michelle Bachelet. Brazil already...

  17. November 19, 2013

    Women lead the revolution in Chile

    Sitting beside a mural that depicts a student uprising overlooked by heroes of the Chilean left, Melissa Sepúlveda explains...

  18. beyondbrics

    November 18, 2013

    Chile's Q3 data underscore the challenges Bachelet will face

    Michelle Bachelet (pictured) is well on her way to returning to the Chilean presidency after winning 46.7 per cent of the...

  19. November 18, 2013

    Chile swings left

    Michelle Bachelet trounced her rivals in Chile’s presidential elections this Sunday. Winning 47 per cent of the vote, the...

  20. November 18, 2013

    Bachelet must contend with an increasingly restless Chile

    Michelle Bachelet’s win in Chile’s presidential elections on Sunday suggests she will cruise to victory in a second round...

  21. November 18, 2013

    Michelle Bachelet set to reclaim power in Chile

    Michelle Bachelet secured victory in the first round of Chile’s presidential elections on Sunday but must face a run-off on...

  22. November 14, 2013

    Discontented Chile poised to return Michelle Bachelet to power

    Presidential elections in Chile on Sunday are widely expected to herald a shift to the left with former president Michelle...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    November 13, 2013

    Anger against Chile’s Bachelet

    Ivan Alvarado/Reuters A demonstrator argues with a police officer at a protest against Chilean presidential candidate...

  24. October 16, 2013

    Global institutions need revamp, Oxford Martin Commission warns

    The world’s governing institutions are in dire need of a revamp to make them relevant to the 21st century and should all be...

  25. October 14, 2013

    Education system will test Sebastián Piñera’s successor

    Now in its twilight days, the presidency of Sebastián Piñera, Chile’s first rightwing leader since the fall of General...

  26. October 14, 2013

    Pinochet casts long shadow over Chile’s right

    Although both candidates in Chile’s presidential election had fathers who were generals in the air force, one remained loyal...

  27. September 5, 2013

    Family sues over murder of folk singer by Pinochet regime

    A lawsuit was filed in Florida on Thursday seeking damages against a former Chilean military officer accused of torturing...

  28. The World

    July 1, 2013

    Chile's next president -- not so predictable

    While Dilma Rousseff and Cristina Fernández face rising political uncertainty in Brazil and Argentina, across the Andes...

  29. May 21, 2013

    How more money can be bad for you

    Whether being richer makes you happier is one of those interminable debates that keep the wheels of academia whirring....

  30. April 30, 2013

    Scandals pile up on Chile’s government after statistical errors

    Chile, the Latin American country with the reputation for Teutonic precision, is embroiled in an embarrassing statistical...

  31. March 18, 2013

    Bachelet set to run again for presidency

    Michelle Bachelet is expected to launch her bid to regain the presidency of Chile after resigning as head of the UN’s...

  32. November 5, 2012

    Chile’s Golborne to seek presidency

    The most charismatic centre-right politician in Chile has finally confirmed what had long been expected: he will be a...

  33. October 1, 2012

    Presidential elections: Voters may put a doctor in the house

    Michelle Bachelet may be the closest thing Chile has to a living saint and few doubt the former president will be crowned...

  34. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2012

    Chilean poverty data controversy reveals tough truths about country's growth

    Chileans are, in many ways, as unlike their next-door-neighbours, the Argentines, as it is possible to be. But allegations...

  35. September 3, 2012

    Chile accused of distorting poverty data

    The Chilean administration has come under fire for allegedly massaging official data for political means, a charge that goes...

  36. beyondbrics

    June 23, 2012

    The (new) weekender

    Welcome to the new weekend wrap from beyondbrics. We’ve added the most read, a few things we’ve learned, plus a chart. We...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2012

    Michelle Bachelet: is she back?

    No one is seriously expecting Chilean presidential candidacies to be firmed up before municipal elections in October, but...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2012

    Chile: failing to deliver on poverty?

    Eradicating poverty is one of the most ambitious goals of Sebastián Piñera, Chile’s president. But it’s harder than it looks...

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