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Chile Sailor Publicly Discloses His Homosexuality

A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.

Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

According to a Chilean pastor, God’s objection to the country’s civil union bill was to blame for a massive forest fire that devastated parts of the coastal city of Valpara√≠so on April 12.

Chilean Man Dies After Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 9
A 21-year-old gay man from Chile has died Sunday after being brutally beaten in an alleged anti-gay hate crime in October.

Chile New President Promises to Fight for Same-Sex Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 13
Chile could be the next country to legalize same-sex marriage.

Newcomer Vintners Shaking Up Chilean Wine Scene

FOOD/DRINK | By Luis Andres Henao | Feb 18
A bold new wave of independent vintners are challenging Chile’s reputation for producing oceans of agreeable but predictable wines. Their quirky, small-batch harvests are capturing the attention of wine connoisseurs at home and abroad.

Chile Senate Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions; Must Pass Congress

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 8
Chile moved one step further toward securing gay rights this month with the Senate approval of same-sex civil unions legislation, which will now pass to a constitutional assembly, and then to Congress on Jan. 20.

Pro-Gay Marriage President Elected in Chile

INTERNATIONAL | By Luis Andres Henao | Dec 17
President-elect Michelle Bachelet vowed on Monday to initiate profound social changes in Chile, a day after winning the seat with the biggest victory in eight decades.

Chile Presidential Candidates Square Off in Debate

Michelle Bachelet defended promises of deep social changes while her conservative rival Evelyn Matthei said reducing poverty and crime are more important than Bachelet’s call for free education during a debate ahead of the presidential elections.

Circus Life for Transgender Chileans

INTERNATIONAL | By Luis Hidalgo | Nov 4
They call it a circus, although it’s more like a vaudeville show. To these Chilean transgenders it’s not only a way to earn a living, but a way to be part of a family.

Chile: 4 Sentenced in Brutal Murder of Gay Man

Chilean judges on Monday sentenced a man to life in prison for the beating death of a gay man whose body was carved with swastikas, and gave lesser sentences to three others.

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