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    1. May 11, 2015

      Bachelet moves to the centre with big cabinet changes in Chile

      President Michelle Bachelet has announced Chile’s most profound cabinet reshuffle since the return of democracy 25...

    2. April 28, 2015

      Political scandals put brake on reform agenda

      Ever since Michelle Bachelet promised major reforms to tackle inequality in her 2013 election campaign, Chile’s copper...

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    1. New Trade Routes: Pacific Alliance

      In the short space of two years, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – the founder member...
    2. Investing in Chile 2012

      The country’s most urgent challenge is to maintain growth...
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    1. April 20, 2015

      Chile’s economy brightens amid political gloom

      Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president, is enduring one of the darkest moments of her political career, and has recently...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2015

      Chile, the star pupil of the Chicago school, has turned out to be a dope-smoking shoplifter

      Not long ago, the world praised Chile as an exception among South American nations. We were the classic “star pupil”,...

    3. February 22, 2015

      Loan scandal clouds Chile president Michelle Bachelet’s reforms

      Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president, swept back to power in 2013 on the back of pledges to fight inequality and put an...

    4. December 7, 2014

      Chile rethinks its free market experiment

      For 30 years Chile has been a laboratory for free market economics, with privatised pensions and even a school voucher...

    5. October 13, 2014

      Chile faces tougher sell to investors as growth stalls

      When Alberto Arenas, the Chilean finance minister, visited London on Monday to drum up investor interest in his...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Bachelet goes for stimulus as Chile falters

      Some honeymoon Michelle Bachelet has had. Her second presidency was welcomed in by a powerful earthquake in the Atacama...

    7. beyondbrics

      September 21, 2014

      Guest post: the Pacific Alliance is Latin American collaboration at its best

      By Jorge Rosenblut of Endesa In the mid 19th century, Horace Greeley urged his countrymen to explore new horizons with...

    8. beyondbrics

      July 16, 2014

      Korean carmakers protest as Chile proposes diesel tax

      South Korean carmakers are up in arms over Chile’s proposed bill to impose an environment tax on diesel vehicles, which...

    9. July 1, 2014

      Chile: Limits to growth

      At the gaping pit of Radomiro Tomic in northern Chile, one of the largest copper mines in the world, trucks the size of...

    10. beyondbrics

      June 13, 2014

      Guest post: Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance - do opposites attract?

      By Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation When the presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru meet on June 19...

    11. June 6, 2014

      Codelco ousts chief executive after strategy clash

      Codelco’s chief executive has been ousted after a clash over strategy with the board of the state-owned Chilean copper...

    12. beyondbrics

      June 3, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Syria on edge as elections begin | A sense of vulnerability among civilians has forced rebels to accept...

    13. June 2, 2014

      Chile’s president aims to soothe investors over reforms

      Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s president who returned to power in March, has sought to calm investor fears that her...

    14. beyondbrics

      May 22, 2014

      Energy in Chile: new tank, new policy

      It’s not often a country’s president flies more than 1,000 miles to inaugurate a gas storage tank – more of a job for...

    15. May 4, 2014

      Chilean consumption boom sparks concerns

      Of all the glistening skyscrapers that have sprouted up along the prosperous avenues of Santiago’s commercial district,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. March 21, 2014

      Latin lessons in dressing

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

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. November 24, 2013

      Chile: Just deserts

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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