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Injured Junior Fernandes Unable to Play for Chile at World Cup

Injured Junior Fernandes Unable to Play for Chile at World Cup

Chilean international Antonio "Junior" Fernandes, who plays professionally for Dinamo Zagreb, had surgery for a broken leg and will not be able to compete for his country in the 2014 World Cup, Croatian daily Jutarnji List said Friday. continue reading »

2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet promised on Monday to rebuild "with all the resources necessary" the Pacific port city of Valparaiso, which was devastated by a huge and still active fire that has killed 13 people and destroyed 2,200 homes. continue reading »

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

At least 11 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside neighborhoods surrounding the Chilean capital in Valparaiso, the Carabineros militarized police force said Sunday, lowering the death toll from the 16 fatalities the force had reported earlier. continue reading »

Chile’s “Gloria” Wins Best Picture at Inaugural Platino Prizes

Chile’s “Gloria” Wins Best Picture at Inaugural Platino Prizes

Twenty-two Ibero-American countries have begun tearing down the walls separating its filmmakers at the first edition of the Platino Prizes, where Chilean film "Gloria," directed by Sebastian Lelio, emerged as the big winner. continue reading »

8.2 Earthquake Kills 6 in Northern Chile

8.2 Earthquake Kills 6 in Northern Chile

A magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit northern Chile, killing six people, officials said Wednesday. The temblor occurred on Tuesday night in Tarapaca region and its epicenter was located under the sea southwest of Iquique and about 1,850 kilometers (1,149 miles) from Santiago. continue reading »

Police Arrest 98 People Following Protests in Chile

Police Arrest 98 People Following Protests in Chile

At least three police officers were injured and 98 people were arrested in the Young Combatants Day demonstrations in Chile, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

600 Exhibitors Partake in Chilean Air Show

600 Exhibitors Partake in Chilean Air Show

The 2014 International Air and Space Show, or FIDAE, has opened in Santiago, Chile, where nearly 600 exhibitors from 43 countries are showing off the latest in aerospace and defense industry equipment. continue reading »

Cast and Crew of “The 33” Say Good-Bye to Chile

Cast and Crew of “The 33” Say Good-Bye to Chile

The cast and crew of "The 33," a film about the dramatic 2010 rescue of 33 men from a mine in northern Chile, said goodbye to the Andean nation as the phase of postproduction in Canada begins. continue reading »

Argentina Looks to Discuss Pascua Lama Mining Project with New Chilean President

Argentina Looks to Discuss Pascua Lama Mining Project with New Chilean President

Argentina wants to have talks with Chile's new government on the stalled binational Pascua Lama mining project, Mining Secretary Jorge Mayoral said. continue reading »

Michelle Bachelet Sworn in as Chile’s New President

Michelle Bachelet Sworn in as Chile’s New President

Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday was sworn in as Chile's president for the second time at a ceremony held at the seat of Congress in this port city. continue reading »

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Plans Trip to Ecuador, Chile

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Plans Trip to Ecuador, Chile

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto plans to make an official visit to Ecuador this week and will then attend Michelle Bachelet's presidential inauguration in Chile, the Office of the President and the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

Prehistoric Whale Grave Found in Chilean Desert Thought to be Millions of Years Old

Prehistoric Whale Grave Found in Chilean Desert Thought to be Millions of Years Old

The origins of a massive prehistoric whale gravesite, discovered in the Chilean desert in 2010, has now been explained by a team of scientists. continue reading »

Chilean Police Investigate Theft of Copper Worth $80 Million

Chilean Police Investigate Theft of Copper Worth $80 Million

Chilean police are investigating the participation of employees of the world's largest copper producer, state-owned Codelco, in one of the biggest robberies of the mineral in the company's history and worth some 45 billion pesos ($80 million), prosecutors said. continue reading »

Chilean Indigenous Leader Sentenced to 18 Years for Deadly Fire

Chilean Indigenous Leader Sentenced to 18 Years for Deadly Fire

A leader of Chile's indigenous Mapuche people convicted last week in the January 2013 arson deaths of an elderly couple was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison. continue reading »

Chilean Victims Criticize Government’s Picture of 2010 Quake Recovery

Chilean Victims Criticize Government’s Picture of 2010 Quake Recovery

Four years after the 2010 earthquake that strongly affected part of Chile, the outgoing government of President Sebastian Piñera is saying that reconstruction has been completed, for all practical purposes, although some of the people who suffered property damage say this outlook is too optimistic. continue reading »