The reclusive Colonia Dignidad was the scene of torture and murder during the time of Chile's military dictatorship. Hardly anyone was allowed off the grounds. Now Germany's foreign office has promised to examine the colony's dark past.
A German man who fled Chile after being sentenced to five years in prison for child sex abuse must serve his sentence in Germany. Hartmut Hopp was part of the notorious Colonia Dignidad enclave.
Germany and Chile have signed an agreement on the notorious cult of Colonia Dignidad founded by a pedophile ex-Nazi who fled Germany after WWII. The cult operated with impunity for decades, committing dreadful crimes.
A Chilean judge has charged six people for the assassination of former President Eduardo Frei Montalva in 1982. Court documents show the murder was instigated by the right wing regime of Augusto Pinochet.
Chile has taken a step closer to decriminalizing abortion in some cases. President Michelle Bachelet aims to get the bills passed before elections in November.
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