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.
At least 200 environmental activists were killed in 2016. That number rose in 2017, according to Global Witness. South American activists especially face threats for their work. In a small mountain village in Chile, the indigenous community is still searching for justice after tragedy struck.
Why did tragedy strike an environmental activist couple in Chile? Who will win the fight over Germany’s coal phase-out and why is the movement attracting protesters from around the globe? Do beach cleanups actually help, or just soothe our conscience? We dig into these tricky subjects on this week’s episode of Living Planet.
As our environment changes, we can change with it. From transforming plastic waste into stylish paving stones in Ghana, to balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection in Chile to tackling the problem of food waste in Berlin. Plus, could warmer temperatures lead to the birth of a British wine industry?
As we gradually make the switch to renewables and electric vehicles, the global demand for lithium — to make the batteries — is expected to double over the next decade. But it's easy to forget the devastating impacts caused by lithium extraction. Sophia Boddenberg reports from Chile to find out more about the challenge of balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection.
Our food choices affect the environment around us, but just how much? From Scandinavia to Somalia, we explore different diets around the world and take a closer look at how what we eat impacts the environment — and how the environment influences what we eat.
The ICJ has ruled in a century-old debate between two South American neighbors over one controversial coastline — and the ruling is not to Bolivia's liking. Chile and Bolivia have butted heads over sea access since 1904.