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As Massive Quake Rocks China, Quakes Also Strike Argentina and Chile

A 5.9 earthquake measured by the U.S. Geological Survey struck the Chinese region of Gansu killing at least 90 and injuring 500. The Chinese earthquake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 6 miles. continue reading »

Early Morning 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile

Early this morning a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). continue reading »

Latin America News: 17 Miners Rescued in Chile

Seventeen miners were rescued in northern Chile on Sunday after becoming trapped in a copper mine earlier this weekend, police spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

Pablo Neruda’s Body Exhumed Today in Possible Murder Investigation

The remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) were exhumed here Monday to determine if he died of cancer or was murdered by agents of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. continue reading »

Chilean Actress Paulina Garcia Celebrates Festival Win and Film Success

Chilean actress Paulina Garcia, who won the best actress award at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival for her role in director Sebastian Lelio's film "Gloria," said that like the main character in the movie, she was a mature woman with no hang-ups. continue reading »

Drunk Driver Kills 3, Injures 8 Who Were Fundraising for Chile Telethon

At least three people died and eight were injured Saturday when an apparent drunk driver ran over 12 people competing in an "ultramarathon" in support of the Chilean Telethon. continue reading »

Chile Looks to New York for Lithium Investors

Deputy Mining Secretary Pablo Wagner has wrapped up a two-day visit to New York, where he tried to drum up interest among investors in bidding for contracts to produce lithium in Chile, which has 25 percent of the world's reserves of the mineral. continue reading »

3,000 Chileans Stranded After Mudslide

Some 3,000 people living in the towns of Palena and Futaleufu, in the southern Chilean region of Los Lagos, on Wendesday remained isolated because of a mudslide that buried the road leading to the area, authorities said. continue reading »

Landmine on Chile-Peru Border Detonates, Kills 1

A person was killed when they drove over an anti-tank mine in a remote area along the border between Chile and Peru, the Chilean army said. The identity and nationality of the victim, who was driving a vehicle belonging to a Peruvian taxi company, have not been released. continue reading »

Chilean Robbers Make Off With Nearly $1 Million

A gang of criminals in Santiago assaulted the armored car of a company that transports cash and valuables, then fled with a booty of some 500 million pesos ($980,000), police officials said. continue reading »

Chilean Voting Rolls Still Contain 1,000 Who “Disappeared” During The Pinochet Era

One thousand people who disappeared in custody during the 1973-1990 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship remain on Chile's voting rolls, the head of the electoral authority said Tuesday. continue reading »

More Latin Americans Have Wanderlust

Countries like Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and especially Brazil are being watched attentively by the World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, because of the "interesting growth" in the number of international tourists coming from those countries, an organization official said here Saturday. continue reading »

Barrick Gold Hopes To Begin Production At Pascua Lama in 2013

Canada's Barrick Gold expects to finish earthworks construction this year at the Pascua Lama open-pit gold and silver mine project on the Argentine-Chilean border with a view to inaugurating production in 2013, an Argentine government official said. continue reading »

Spain’s Eosol Energy Aims to Build Major Solar Energy Project in Chile

Spain's Eosol Energy plans to build a $615.9 million solar energy project in Tocopilla, a town in northern Chile. The project will have generating capacity of 192.6 MW, the company said in an environmental impact statement. continue reading »

Chilean Supreme Court Shuts Down Patagonia Dam Project

Chile's Supreme Court has blocked a hydroelectric plant project in the Patagonia region, accepting an appeal filed by environmental groups. continue reading »

Joran van der Sloot May be Extradited to the US after Trial in Peru

Joran van der Sloot, famous for being the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway, may be extradited to the United States to be tried for extortion. continue reading »

Anonymous Hackers Caught in Latin America

Interpol (The International Criminal Police Organization) carried out an investigation against Anonymous that led to 10 arrests in Argentina and another 15 in other countries. continue reading »

Search Continues for Brazilian Tourist Lost in Villarrica Volcano

Around 50 troops of "Socorro Andino, the "GOPE de Carbineros", guides from "Conaf", and private companies have all continued the search for Felipe Santos, a 21 year old Brazilian tourist lost in the volcano "Villarricca". continue reading »

Infamous Murder Suspect Joran Van Der Sloot Sues Perú Govt, Vicitm’s Dad

Murder suspect Joran Van Der Sloot claims his human rights were violated when the Chilean government extradited him to Perú. He seeks $10M. continue reading »

Nudist Beach in Chile to Host 1st Nudist Gathering, American Tourists Welcomed

“Playa Luna,” Chile’s leading nudist beach, offers bi-monthly tours from Santiago to anyone interested in partaking of some naked fun on the beach. continue reading »