Construction has started in Chile on the world's largest optical telescope. From 2024, the European Extremely Large Telescope has the potential to transform our understanding of the universe.
A surprise visit by Bolivia's foreign minister to two Chilean ports has prompted Chile to demand that Bolivian diplomats seek entry visas next time. Land-locked Bolivia lost access to the Pacific Ocean in the 1880s.
Changes to labor laws have emboldened striking workers at Chile's biggest copper mine. The mine's operators, Anglo-Australian firm BHP Billiton, have already failed to fulfill supply contracts.
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