The first mummy was wrapped up about 7,000 years ago, and it was from South America.
Wherever there is an ugly, unresolved injustice pulling at the fabric of a society, there is an opportunity to haul it out in public and deal with it through a truth commission.
Two decades ago, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London, putting human rights abuses in the limelight.
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
Forefather of contemporary neoliberalism or violent dictator – Pinochet's complicated legacy in Chile and the world.
Once women gain access to the highest political ranks, their numbers continue to grow, a new study shows. Their presence lays a 'concrete floor' of inclusion for future governments to build on.
Video Assistant Referees at the World Cup finals in Russia might help African teams to do better than they have done so far.
Pregnant teens take their own lives, raped children are denied abortions and women who suffer stillbirth are imprisoned for 30 years -- El Salvador's torturous anti-abortion regime must end.
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.
The movie, about a trans woman's struggle for her rights, comes as Chile debates a long-awaited gender identity law.
Young parties are bringing new life to Chile's stale politics, finally ending the post-Pinochet period. As the presidential runoff approaches in December, the race for the presidency is now wide open.
The countries doing innovative deals with trading partners have one key difference with a post-Brexit UK.
After a fierce debate, one of the most restrictive reproductive laws in the world has been eased.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
Fairtrade was set up to support small producers - but some feel it is now missing the mark.
Former president Ricardo Lagos, who is revered for standing up to the dictator Augusto Pinochet, says goodbye to public life.
Outsider Alejandro Guillier's sudden rise in the polls has invigorated Chilean politics and revived the hopes of progressives across the region.
The scene of Chile's proudest football triumphs is also a monument to some of its darkest days.
In Chile, the impact of mining and the lack of regulation of water markets have produced water scarcity conflict in local Indigenous communities.