The proposal at first was controversial because of the thriving illegal drug trade: Peru is the world's second largest producer of coca leaves — the source plant for cocaine — and some worried that drug gangs would branch into the marijuana business.
The epicenter was on the southern part of Chiloé island, an area with several national parks. The earthquake caused some minor damage, but no deaths were reported and an initial tsunami alert was later downgraded.
Newly declassified files accuse the Pinochet regime of carrying out an attack in Washington in broad daylight 40 years ago. A car bomb killed Chile's former foreign minister, Orlando Letelier, and a young American woman, Ronni Moffitt.
Forty years ago, Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat, and, Ronni Moffitt, his assistant, were killed when a bomb taped beneath their vehicle detonated. Francisco Letelier, the diplomat's son, revisits the murder on Washington's Embassy Row.
"Visibility is a very powerful weapon in these discussions. It's basically a performance of oneself. That is one of the most powerful things you can do, being proud of yourself and achieving visibility."
Ruidosa Fest is an all-day, free event with all-female performers and panelists. Organizer Francisca Valenzuela says this is especially important to do in Chile, where the president is a woman but laws and patriarchal culture fail to protect women.
Chile is struggling to provide food and water for thousands of homeless people after the devastating earthquake on Saturday which killed more than 700 people. Marco Werman talks with the BBC's Gideon Long in Santiago.
Charles Darwin witnessed the devastation caused by a major earthquake in Chile. That was back in 1835. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more about Darwin's observations from Edward O. Wilson, the editor of a recent edition of four of Darwin's greatest books.
Secretary of State Clinton has arrived in Chile to offer American support after the powerful earthquake that struck there on Saturday. Chile's President Michelle Bachelet said a huge aid effort was underway. The BBC's Andy Gallagher is in Concepción.
It's been four days since a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile. Chile's President Michelle Bachelet said today there's no shortage of food or fuel. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Gideon Long in Santiago.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sam Seiniger, an American teenager who happened to be in Concepcion, Chile, when that city was struck by a massive earthquake. Since then, the young American has been helping out in the relief effort.
Sebasti-n Piñera has been sworn in as president of Chile, minutes after it was hit by the largest aftershock since last month's devastating earthquake. Piñera's presidency ends two decades of left-wing rule in Chile. The BBC's Gideon Long reports.