Musician Victor Jara’s family sued a retired Chilean army officer who lives in Florida for allegedly torturing and killing the folk singer and political activist after a military coup four decades ago.
Former President Michelle Bachelet has based her campaign to recapture Chile’s top office on a program of free education for all and higher corporate taxes. Her main opponent calls that model a throwback to the era of the Berlin Wall.
Chile’s peso fell the most in two decades and bond yields rose after the central bank said it will buy $12 billion in the foreign-exchange market, joining other Latin American nations in a bid to offset the dollar’s decline.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. has the best chance in seven years of taking over Soc. Quimica & Minera de Chile SA as a stock slump and trading probe threaten to loosen the chairman’s grip on the fertilizer maker.