Latest Chile government News

Bachelet won't seek 2nd term as UN human rights chief

Jun. 13, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said she will not seek a new four-year term, citing a desire to return to her native Chile after a tenure that has been recently overshadowed by criticism of her response to China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim...

Chile apologizes to woman forcibly sterilized for HIV status

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Chile’s president publicly apologized to a woman who was sterilized without her consent at a public hospital two decades ago because she was HIV-positive, ending a years-long legal process that included taking her case to the Inter American Commission on Human...

Chile's Boric attempts relaunch as honeymoon ends abruptly

May. 09, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — President Gabriel Boric of Chile is attempting to relaunch an administration that has plunged in popularity less than two months since he made headlines around the world for becoming the country’s youngest president and a possible symbol for a resurgent left wing in South...