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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 »

Chile to Spend $510 Million on Rebuilding Valparaiso After Fire

Chile to Spend $510 Million on Rebuilding Valparaiso After Fire

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday announced a $510 million plan to rebuild the sectors of town affected by the devastating fire that swept through the coastal city of Valparaiso in April. continue reading »

Chile’s Central Bank Admits Economy is Decelerating Faster Than Expected

Chile’s Central Bank Admits Economy is Decelerating Faster Than Expected

Chile's central bank on Wednesday said the economy is decelerating faster than anticipated and cut its 2014 growth forecast from a range of 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent to a more modest 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent. continue reading »

NGO Says Chile Could Lose All Its Bees, Or Become Their Last Refuge

NGO Says Chile Could Lose All Its Bees, Or Become Their Last Refuge

All the bees could disappear from Chile over the next 15 years, but the country could also become the last refuge for the industrious and beneficial insects, experts with the NGO Plan Bee told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Chile’s Helmeted Water Toad in Danger of Extinction

Chile’s Helmeted Water Toad in Danger of Extinction

Chile's helmeted water toad, a unique species in the world and the largest amphibian in that South American country, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and other factors, experts told Efe. continue reading »

Chile Suffering Through Rare Winter Heat Wave

Chile Suffering Through Rare Winter Heat Wave

A heat wave has scorched central Chile for several days with the highest temperatures for August - a winter month in the Southern Hemisphere - since 1973. continue reading »

Chilean Police Defuse Bomb Planted at Bank

Chilean Police Defuse Bomb Planted at Bank

Chilean police defused an explosive device before dawn Friday that had been planted in a branch office of the Banco del Estado, located several blocks south of downtown Santiago. continue reading »