Chileans voted Sunday for billionaire Sebastian Pinera to become the first right-wing elected president since 1958.
In other news, five American Muslims jailed in Pakistan on terrorism charges said in court Monday they have been tortured, and the president of Ukraine has been eliminated from the country's presidential election.
Decades after Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship claimed the lives of thousands of Chileans, a new documentary by Elizabeth Farnsworth and Patricio Lanfranco sheds light on Chile's troubled past. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Farnsworth, a former NewsHour correspondent, about the film.
Up to 5,000 supporters of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet attended his funeral Tuesday, while several thousand protesters rallied in the city center. Elizabeth Farnsworth reports from Santiago on how Chileans are reacting to Pinochet's death.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
News of the death of former military dictator Augusto Pinochet has rocked the South American nation of Chile, prompting widespread celebrations, but also anger in a country still split by the former strongman's 17-year reign.
By PBS NewsHour
Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was put under house arrest and charged with evading taxes on $26 million related to his overseas accounts, state television said Wednesday.
The Chilean Supreme Court today upheld an appeals court ruling throwing out homicide and kidnapping charges against former dictator Augusto Pinochet.
An appeals court in Santiago dropped homicide and kidnapping charges today against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The court supported the defense's claim that Judge Juan Guzman acted illegally by indicting Pinochet before questioning him.
Chile's Supreme Court has stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution. But lawyers say putting the 84-year-old retired general on trial on human rights charges could take years.
Lawyers for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet announced Wednesday they would appeal a recent immunity ruling to Chile's Supreme Court -- even though the decision has not been officially announced.
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