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Bus-Truck Accident in Chile Leave 6 Dead

Six people - five adults and a minor - were killed when a Peruvian bus collided with a truck Monday on a highway in northern Chile, police said. continue reading »

Salvador Allende’s Granddaughter Elected Mayor in Chile

A granddaughter of slain Chilean President Salvador Allende was elected mayor of the capital district of Ñuñoa, electoral authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Chile’s Lithium Reserves to Be Developed by National Firm

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, already one of the world's leading lithium producers, won a concession to exploit substantial reserves of the metal in the Andean nation's northern region, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Chile Receives 3 Bids to Develop Lithium Reserves

Chile's government said Friday that three companies have submitted bids to develop lithium reserves in the country's northern region. continue reading »

UN:  Chile Continues to Face Challenges with ‘Involuntary’ Disappearances

While progress has been made investigating and prosecuting enforced disappearances in Chile, challenges remain to ensure perpetrators serve their sentences, a group of United Nations independent experts said. continue reading »

No More Happy in ‘Happy Meals’ in Chile – Ban on Toys in Fast Food Being Enforced

Chile’s Health ministry has received a formal complaint against fast food companies operating in the country that continue to give out toys and give-aways in children’s meals. continue reading »

Placido Domingo to Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Debut in Chile with Free Concert

Some 2,000 free tickets to attend a concert to be offered by Spanish tenor Placido Domingo here on July 17 were snapped up Sunday even before the official start of their distribution in Chile, organizers said. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  700 Pounds of Cocaine Found inside Fake Rocks in Chile

Customs agents discovered 350 kilograms of cocaine hidden in fake rocks packed into a container coming from Bolivia that was scheduled to be shipped to Spain from the port of Arica, in northern Chine, officials said. continue reading »

Major Traffic Accident in Chile Leaves 11 Dead and 15 Injured

Eleven people died and at least 15 were injured in a traffic accident in southern Chile when a small bus collided with a truck towing a trailer, the governor of Arauco province, Flor Weisse, confirmed to local media. continue reading »

Does Easter Island Hold Keys to Solving Alzheimer?

Researchers are wondering if Easter Island holds the keys to solving the mysteries of Alzheimer’s due in great part to the ‘rapamycin’ bacteria found there. continue reading »

Smog, Air Pollution in Chile Remains at Dangerous Levels

A recent study has found that smog and other pollution in Chile have resulted in more than four thousand deaths each year. According to the official State of the Environment Report 2011, continue reading »

Chile’s Lake Cachet Vanishing

Lake Cachet II, located in Chile’s Patagonia region, vanished overnight. The lake, fed by ice melting from the Colonia Glacier, lcoated 1,250 miles south of the country’s capital of Santiago, was reduced to puddles and chunks of ice after emptying into the Baker river. continue reading »

Chilean Faction of Greenpeace Protests Brazil Energy Firm For Wanting to Install Coal-Fired Plant

Several activists from the Chilean contingent of Greenpeace unfurled a giant sign Monday on the front of the Santiago office of Brazilian energy firm CGX to protest the "illegality" of continue reading »

Health Officials in Chile Suspected of Embezzling $10 Million, Maybe More

Chilean prosecutors are investigating the embezzlement of at least $10 million by health service officials in the capital region, Health Minister Jaime Mañalich said Thursday. continue reading »

18 People Indicted Including Chilean Mayor, 6 City Council and Charged with Corruption

The mayor of the northern Chilean city of Arica, six councilors and local business leaders were among 18 people indicted Thursday for conspiracy to embezzle public money. Judge Sara Pizarro ordered 16 of the 18 defendants, including Mayor Waldo Sankan, held pending trial. continue reading »

Panetta Embarks on South American Tour

The United States Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta left Monday for a tour of three South American countries, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile, in an effort to discuss drug trafficking, arms deals and aiding Latin American militaries. continue reading »

Brutal Torture Killing of Gay Chilean Man Result in Calls for Anti-Discriminiation Laws

The United Nations human rights office urged the Government of Chile to pass a law against discrimination, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, following the recent killing of a young gay man in the capital, Santiago. continue reading »

5.3 Earthquake Rattles Chile This Weekend, No Deaths or Damage Reported

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake rattled central Chile before dawn without any victims, material damage or interruption of basic services reported. continue reading »

Youth Flee Spain’s Economic Crisis for Brighter Future in Chile

With 5.27 million people unemployed and almost half of the young population without jobs, young professionals in Spain are turning to Latin America continue reading »

Chilean Man Steals 11,453 Pounds of Glacier Ice with Plans to Sell to Local Bars

Chilean police surprised a man who was transporting in a refrigerated truck 5,200 kilograms (11,453 pounds) of ice that had removed from the Jorge Montt glacier, the cargo apparently destined for bars and restaurants here in the capital. continue reading »