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Armored Car Stolen Steps Away from Chile’s Presidential Palace

Armored Car Stolen Steps Away from Chile’s Presidential Palace

A group of robbers stole an armored car Monday near the La Moneda presidential palace, seat of the Chilean government, and made off with close to 2.4 billion pesos (some $4.1 million), police officials said. continue reading »

Chile Expands Its Efforts to Preserve Ancient Churches

Chile Expands Its Efforts to Preserve Ancient Churches

Chile will expand the protection of 16 churches in the southern archipelago of Chiloe to ensure that urban development does not encroach on structures which together constitute a U.N.-certified World Heritage Site. continue reading »

15 Hooded Men Set Fire to 4 Trucks in Chile

15 Hooded Men Set Fire to 4 Trucks in Chile

Four trucks were set ablaze by at least 15 unknown persons who stopped the vehicles in the southern region of Araucania as they were traveling along Chile's main highway, which connects the country from north to south, police and judicial sources said Friday. continue reading »

Man Killed Handling Homemade Bomb in Chile

Man Killed Handling Homemade Bomb in Chile

An as yet unidentified man died Thursday in this capital when a homemade bomb went off in his hands, Chilean authorities said. The man, described as being in his early-to-mid 20s, apparently was handling the bomb when the blast occurred around 1 a.m. on a street corner in Santiago's Yungay neighborhood. continue reading »

Northern Chile Rocked by 6.3 Earthquake

Northern Chile Rocked by 6.3 Earthquake

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake shook the northern Chilean regions of Atacama, Antofagasta, Tarapaca, and Arica and Parinacota on Wednesday morning, but it caused no injuries or discernible damage, authorities said. continue reading »

Daring Thieves in Chile Make Off With $8.3 Million in Jewelry and Cash

Daring Thieves in Chile Make Off With $8.3 Million in Jewelry and Cash

Thieves broke into an outlet of the Chilean government's Dicrep pawn-shop network and made off with roughly 5 billion pesos ($8.3 million) in jewelry, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Chilean Police Arrest 3 for Bombings in Capital

Chilean Police Arrest 3 for Bombings in Capital

Chile's Carabineros militarized police force arrested three suspects Thursday in connection with the July 12 and Sept. 8 bombings that wounded 14 people in the Santiago Metro, Bio Bio radio reported. continue reading »

Chilean Government Imposed Mandatory Jail Time for Anyone Involved in DUI Accidents

Chilean Government Imposed Mandatory Jail Time for Anyone Involved in DUI Accidents

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed into law on Monday a measure mandating at least one year of prison time for anyone convicted of driving under the influence in an accident that resulted in death or serious injury. continue reading »

Police Arrest 3 With Homemade Bomb in Chile

Police Arrest 3 With Homemade Bomb in Chile

Three people were arrested Friday in the northern city of Antofagasta while carrying a homemade bomb and explosive materials, Chile's militarized national police, the Carabineros, said. continue reading »

Chilean President Says “There’s No Room For Violence”

Chilean President Says “There’s No Room For Violence”

"In Chile there's no room - and there can be no room - for violence or fear," President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday at a ceremony commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1973 military coup and several days after a bomb blast injured 14 people in this capital. continue reading »

Second Bomb Goes Off in Chilean Resort City

Second Bomb Goes Off in Chilean Resort City

Another bomb exploded Wednesday afternoon at a shopping center in the Chilean ocean resort city of ViƱa del Mar and two people were taken to the hospital suffering from minor injuries. continue reading »

Bombing in Chile Sparks Anti-Terror Reforms

Bombing in Chile Sparks Anti-Terror Reforms

The Chilean government on Tuesday announced legal reforms designed to strengthen the police and prosecutors after a bombing in Santiago that injured 14. continue reading »

First Medical Marijuana Farm Approved in Chile

First Medical Marijuana Farm Approved in Chile

The governor of Metropolitan Santiago, Claudio Orrego, announced on Monday the approval by Chilean authorities of the first farm in this capital to grow marijuana for medicinal and research purposes. continue reading »

Bombing at Santiago, Chile’s Metro Station Leaves 8 Injured

Bombing at Santiago, Chile’s Metro Station Leaves 8 Injured

Monday's bombing at a Santiago metro station that left eight people wounded was a terrorist attack, the Chilean government said. continue reading »

American Teaching in Chile is Murdered

American Teaching in Chile is Murdered

The death of a 22-year-old U.S. woman teaching English in the southern city of Temuco is being investigated as a homicide, Chilean authorities said Monday. continue reading »