8.2-magnitude earthquake off Chile's coast triggers a tsunami
South and Central American Pacific coast villages were evacuating amid a tsunami alert.
Why the world is worrying about this not-so-precious metal
Trading near historic lows, copper augers more trouble for emerging markets.
Bachelet is back as Chile's president and she wants to address social inequality
Returning to Chile's top job after a spell with the United Nations, Bachelet heads a coalition that ranges from moderate leftists to communists.
Latin America has a homophobic killing problem
The gruesome murders of gays in the region are shocking. So is how rarely the violence gets reported.
Michelle Bachelet is Chile's next president, again
Promising a raft of left-wing reforms, Chile's one-time president Michelle Bachelet beat rival Evelyn Matthei by a landslide in Sunday's run-off vote.
Latinas who rule
Land of machismo? Turns out Latin America's women have blazed past their amigas of the rich north to become presidents.
The Hillarys of Latin America
With Chile re-electing President Michelle Bachelet, Latin America, land of ‘machismo,’ has a record four female heads of state.
Chile leans left again
Analysis: Michelle Bachelet is widely expected to return to the presidency, marking an alternate leftward route from the fiery populism of some other South American leaders.
Michelle Bachelet wins first round in Chile's presidential election
The final result will be decided in a run-off on December 15.
Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda was not poisoned, forensic experts say
After Pablo Neruda's former chauffeur said the poet complained of a mystery doctor in 1973, Chile's Communist Party pushed for exhumation, tests.
The language of dumplings is universal
Who doesn't like a tiny present wrapped in dough?
Chile: Former Pinochet-era general commits suicide ahead of jail transfer
Odlanier Mena, 87, was serving a six-year sentence for crimes committed during Augusto Pinochet's regime.
5 reasons Latin America is lashing out at the UN General Assembly (VIDEO)
Between Brazil's rage over US spying and Bolivia's fury over diverted flights, Latin American leaders have found plenty to gripe about this week.
12 other big things that happened on 9/11
Most of them aren't good.
Andes survivor Raul Fernando Gomez Cincunegui accused of child sex abuse
Uruguayan man Raul Fernando Gomez Cincunegui, who survived four months in the Andes after going missing while trying to cross from Chile to Argentina, is accused of child sex abuse in Chile.
Motorcyclist found alive after 4 months lost in the Andes
Raul Fernando Gomez Circunegui survived by eating sugar, raisins and rats.
Chile judges apologize for role in Pinochet regime abuses
The apology comes nearly 40 years after the September 11, 1973 coup that ousted socialist leader Salvador Allende.
Condor deaths mystify authorities in Chile
Twenty condors appear to have been poisoned with insecticide in the Chilean Andes mountains, as authorities look for an answer.
Facebook is 'friending' Latin America
Already big in the region, the social network giant sees huge potential — if Latin Americans would just make the mobile leap.
Chile is trying a promising approach to cutting air pollution
Commentary: Pricing stability is enabling new investment in renewable energy.
Three years on, Chile mine probe closes without charge
Miners who were trapped are far from the fame and financial resources they hoped their misfortunes would bring.
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera praises rape victim, 11, for carrying abuser's baby
President Sebastian Pinera remarked on the girl's "depth and maturity" after she said during a TV interview that keeping her baby would be "like having a doll."
Chile student protests turn violent
More than 100,000 Chileans protesters took to Santiago's streets on Wednesday to demand fair distribution of wealth and education reform.
Chile student protest turns violent
More than 100,000 Chilean protesters took to Santiago's streets on Wednesday to demand fair distribution of wealth and education reform.
26 photos that suggest tear gas unites us all
Security forces, it seems, are the same wherever you go. From Ferguson to Dhaka to Manama, protests of the last few years look eerily similar.
Latin America: Divided we stand
United and integrated, the region would be a force to reckon with on the world stage. But does Latin America’s unification reality match up to the rhetoric?
Chile, Argentina issue volcano evacuation orders (UPDATES)
Chile and Argentina issued red alerts for the Copahue volcano on Monday and have ordered the evacuation of about 3,000 people living in the region.
Flirting with disaster: Could a volcano near you be erupting soon?
As Mexico's 'Popo' volcano stirs, we take a look at other looming disasters around the world.
Bolivia sues Chile for access to the Pacific
Bolivia wants its coastline reinstated after losing it to Chile in a 19th-century war.
4 Latin American elections: What to watch
Venezuela and Paraguay pick presidents this month, and Chile and Honduras gear up for votes in November. Some will swing left, others right.
Chile exhumes body of famed poet Pablo Neruda
Authorities hope to determine if the literary figure died of prostrate cancer, or was killed by the Pinochet regime.