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.
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.
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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