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.
Despite an apology from the president in June, the Mapuche communities of southern Chile have many grievances over their civil rights and control of their ancestral lands. Promised land transfers have been slow.
The vice president began his trip in Colombia ahead of visits to Argentina, Chile and Panama. Talks with foreign leaders are likely to be dominated by a political crackdown in Venezuela and drug trafficking into the US.
Lithium is expected to be the world's most important raw material in the future. It's used in batteries for smartphones and electric cars. Bolivia has the largest reserves. A plant for the production of lithium in the Bolivian salt lake is currently being planned.
Having met in the group stage, Germany and Chile will now battle it out for the right to be the 2017 Confederations Cup champion. Captain and coach both appear confident lessons have been learned ahead of the clash.