Chile is a country located on the western coast of South America, bordering Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. Its capital and largest city is Santiago.
Chile is a former Spanish colony. It declared its independence in 1818. Following a US-backed military coup in 1973, dictator Augusto Pinochet led the country for 16 years. Chile is rich in mineral resources and today is one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. This page collates all of DW's content on Chile.
On this week’s show: Scores of Palestinians have been killed and injured on the Gaza border, but how do Israelis feel about the mounting tensions? Business owners give reformed gang members in El Salvador the chance to start over. And the transgender community in Chile fights for a new law on gender identity.
Oscar winning film "A Fantastic Woman" turned the spotlight on Chile's transgender population. But it's tough to be transgender in the conservative Catholic country. There, the trans community is fighting for a new gender identity law. For people like Daniel Gomez it's all about who they are.
This weekend, Pope Francis is meeting with individuals who were abused by members of Chile's Catholic clergy as children and teenagers. One of them told DW he hopes major reforms will follow this important encounter.
What some people have in their hearts became evident in Chile last month, when the government there received what has been described as the world's largest donation of privately held land — roughly the same size as Switzerland. It was given by millionaire entrepreneurs and philanthropists Kris Tompkins and her late husband Doug, who began buying up land in Chile and Argentina to conserve it.