Amid a year of contagion and turmoil, Chileans turned out Sunday to vote overwhelmingly in favor of having a constitutional convention draft a new charter to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
Matt Holzman, host of the screening series "First Take" on KCRW in Los Angeles, shares his four favorite foreign films of 2013 — and the reasons he loves each one.
Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen — especially if you spend much time on the internet. And they are not unique to Americans. Researchers now have some clues about why conspiracy theories are so popular, and persistent.
Chile's military coup happened 40 years ago on Wednesday -- Sept. 11, 1973. The brutal repression imprisoned thousands, including some in the national soccer stadium. That soccer stadium would play a pivotal role in the coup, from the early days of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
Forty years ago, Augusto Pinochet staged a coup. Chileans were held prisoner in the national soccer stadium. Reporter Dennis Maxwell of Radio Ambulante tells the story of one of those prisoners, and a soccer star who refused to shake Pinochet's hand.
A Chilean judge this week closed the book on an inquiry into more than a hundred overseas bank accounts belonging to former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Author Peter Kornbluh explains how the strongman hid his wealth with the help of US-based Riggs Bank.
Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has died in London at the age of 87. The World's Alex Gallafent examines the career of one of the singular politicians of the twentieth century.
Miguel Castillo left Chile when Augusto Pinochet seized power in Chile. Castillo lived in exile for 13 years. Now back in Santiago, he dedicates himself to music, and to a remarkable collection of arcane keyboard instruments.
Until this past week, no one has been charged with the death of Chilean singer Victor Jara. Marco Werman speaks to American folk singer Pete Seeger about the death and legacy of Victor Jara.
The general cemetery in Santiago, Chile, is a place where families come together. In life, and in death, sports teams, families and all manner of people choose to live the after-life together. The living regularly tend their graves and visit their departed family members.