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.
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In Chile, the strike of public school teachers continues. Since early June, they have been on the streets protesting poor conditions in their classrooms. About one third of the students in the country attend public schools, which teachers say are being badly neglected. Sophia Boddenberg reports from Santiago de Chile, and Gabriel Borrud presents.
Climate leader Pasang Dolma Sherpa has just been elected to head the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform in climate talks. She says indigenous people now finally have a voice to tackle the climate crisis.
Indigenous climate leader Pasang Dolma Sherpa talks about the 'historic moment' for indigenous people and how they can make a difference in climate negotiations. We also hear how Mapuche indigenous people in Chile are fighting plans to build the country's biggest wind farm. And how Tibetan nomads are carving out a living for themselves to be able to stay in the highlands of Qinghai.
Chile has a large coastline, high mountains and the Atacama Desert; the South American country has attracted a large number of investors because of that. A German company has set out to build Chile's largest wind farm. However, it's right next to indigenous Mapuche communities and many indigenous people say it's going to destroy their native flora and fauna.
Hazelnuts are found in chocolate around the world and have largely been cultivated in Turkey, but the chocolate producer Ferrero has been buying more and more hazelnuts from Chile, a country that is repeatedly criticized for the uncontrolled use of toxic pesticides.