| Jun 14, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Ex-military chiefs in Chile were apparently expecting that after two decades of center-left rule, conservative President Sebastian Pinera would go easy on them. But Pinera has not suspended investigations into alleged abuses by the military under Gen....
| Mar 23, 2010
| 4:35 PM
When the great earthquake of 2010 roared through Santiago last month, hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux was performing at a club. She had made it through three songs when the walls around her began to tremble. Then the lights went out.......
| May 1, 2011
It is said that the takeover of Chile in 1973 by Augusto Pinochet broke the heart of Pablo Neruda, the country's best-known poet.
The man who wrote so openly of love and heartache could not bear to see his country in the hands of a military dictator...
| May 1, 2011
Born: July 12, 1904, in Parral, Chile
Died: Sept. 23, 1973, Santiago, Chile
Awards and honors: Nobel Prize for literature, 1971; Golden Wreath Award, 1972
Life: Often called the "Whitman of the South." Poetry included such works as...
| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Dec 13, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera appeared likely to gather the most votes in today's presidential election in Chile but not enough to prevent a runoff. Pinera's competition includes former President Eduardo Frei and lawmaker Marco Enriquez-...
| Dec 26, 2008
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78.
Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...
| Nov 9, 2008
Roberto Bolaño, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 898 pp., $30
There is an unwittingly funny passage in the Spanish edition of Ignacio Echevarría's introduction to "El Secreto del Mal," a still-...
| Oct 4, 2009
Aldous Huxley: "The Devils of Loudun" (HarperPerennial)
In 1643, an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. The convent's charismatic priest was eventually convicted of seducing the nuns in his charge...
| Nov 10, 2009
David F. Belnap, an award-winning foreign correspondent for The Times in Latin America who later became a respected editor, has died. He was 87.
FOR THE RECORD:
David Belnap obituary: The obituary of former Times foreign...
| Jun 19, 2009
Hortensia Bussi, the widow of Chilean President Salvador Allende who helped lead opposition to the military dictatorship that ousted her socialist husband in a bloody 1973 coup, died Thursday. She was 94.
Her physician, Dr. Paz Rojas, said Bussi died...