Taylor Berman · 06/11/14 06:52AM

A protestor kicks a policeman during a student demonstration in Santiago, Chile. Tens of thousands of students took to the streets on Tuesday to demand promised education reform from recently-elected President Michelle Bachelet. Image via Luis Hidalgo/Associated Press.

Sarah Hedgecock · 04/02/14 01:15PM

Locals inspect a boat washed ashore by a small tsunami in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the northern coast on Wednesday. Image via Cristian Viveros/AP.

Taylor Berman · 04/02/14 07:01AM

A restaurant in Iquique, Chile burns after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the Chilean coast Tuesday night. At least five people died overnight and two northern regions in Chile were declared disaster areas, though no major damage has been reported. Image via Cristian Viveros/AP.

Bus Driver Accidentally Plays Hardcore Porn Film for Passengers (NSFW)

Neetzan Zimmerman · 01/29/13 09:31AM

Don't you just hate it when you're a long-distance bus driver in Chile and you accidentally forget that hardcore porn you were enjoying earlier in the coach's video tray and then press play thinking it's You've Got Mail or something and then passengers start giggling and you have no idea why until some spoilsport points it out to you and you're embarrassed as shit?

Did Cocktail Snobs Help Destroy an Antarctic Glacier?

Ryan Tate · 02/02/12 04:43PM

The Antarctic region is losing its glaciers to global warming, but now comes evidence humans are helping erode the ice masses in a more direct way: Chilean authorities arrested an entrepreneur for making off with five and a half tons of the Jorge Montt glacier in Patagonia.

The Exploding Churro Scandal of Chile

Maureen O'Connor · 12/27/11 01:14PM

The Chilean Supreme Court has ordered daily newspaper La Tercera to pay $125,000 to 13 people injured while using a recipe for exploding churros. The newspaper's recipe forgot to mention the exploding part, apparently because it didn't test the recipe carefully enough.

Purse-Grabber Stripped Completely Naked by Vigilante Horde

Lauri Apple · 11/18/11 04:42AM

Unless you're an exhibitionist, you might consider canceling your annual pick-pocketing expedition to Providencia, Chile this year. As this video shows, local townsfolk have adopted a new vigilantism-based strategy to curb purse-grabbing: strip the would-be thief completely naked and leave him in the street. Naked as a jaybird! Naked as a jailbird!

Does Starbucks Need a Union?

Hamilton Nolan · 07/26/11 10:31AM

Speaking of hugely popular chain stores with a liberal reputation which are actually staunch enemies of unions: Starbucks! The Industrial Workers of the World have been trying, with little success, to organize Starbucks workers for years. This week, they're picketing select Starbucks locations in major cities, partly in sympathy with Chilean Starbucks workers who are already on strike. From an IWW press release: