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Prison Riot and Fire in Chile Leaves 24 Inmates Injured, Protesting Overcrowding

Prison Riot and Fire in Chile Leaves 24 Inmates Injured, Protesting Overcrowding

Two dozen inmates were injured Tuesday morning in a brawl and subsequent fire at a prison in the central Chilean city of Quillota, authorities said. continue reading »

Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Pen Song for Chilean Student Activist

Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Pen Song for Chilean Student Activist

"Te amo Camila Vallejo" (I love you, Camila Vallejo), a song written by U.S. indie band "Desaparecidos" and dedicated to the 25-year-old Chilean student leader, has begun spreading via the Internet, Chilean music Web sites said. continue reading »

Chilean Miners Outraged After Criminal Charges Fail

Chilean Miners Outraged After Criminal Charges Fail

The shift leader for a group of 33 men trapped for nearly 70 days in 2010 inside a mine in northern Chile said Friday the workers would file a complaint with the International Labor Organization after prosecutors in the Andean nation declined to charge anyone in the cave-in. continue reading »

Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

Chile: No Criminal Charges for 2010 Mining Accident

The prosecutor's office of the northern Chilean region of Atacama has decided not to bring any criminal charges in the case of a 2010 mine collapse that left 33 miners trapped far underground for nearly 70 days. continue reading »

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay provide the best environments for female entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Women’s Entrepreneurial VentureScope continue reading »

CHILE: Conservatives Struggle to Select a Presidential Candidate

CHILE: Conservatives Struggle to Select a Presidential Candidate

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera on Monday accepted the resignation of Labor Minister Evelyn Matthei, who is stepping down in the hope of becoming the rightist governing coalition's presidential candidate in the Nov. 17 election. continue reading »

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

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 »

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

CHILE: Authorities Tighten Reatrictions at Religious Celebration Due to Swine Flu Outbreak

Chilean health authorities tightened restrictions Monday on entering the northern town of La Tirana, which attracts big crowds every year for its principal religious feast day, in their effort to control an outbreak of swine flu in the area. continue reading »

Roberto Bolaño’s “2666” and “The Savage Detective” Available for First Time as e-Books

Roberto Bolaño’s “2666” and “The Savage Detective” Available for First Time as e-Books

Fans of the late, great Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño are getting a treat this week as two of his novels have become available in e-Book format for the first time. His hefty 898 page tome “2666” and “The Savage Detectives” are now available electronically by Picador. continue reading »

Chilean Student Protest Leader Camila Vallejo Running on Communist Party Ticket for Office

Chilean Student Protest Leader Camila Vallejo Running on Communist Party Ticket for Office

One of the most prominent faces of the massive student protests that rocked Chile in 2011 has officially launched her bid for a seat in Congress. continue reading »

Chilean Actor Pedro Pascal Cast for Season 4 of “Game of Thrones”

Chilean Actor Pedro Pascal Cast for Season 4 of “Game of Thrones”

Chilean actor Pedro Pascal has been cast to play "The Red Viper" in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. "The Red Viper," aka Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne, is ou continue reading »

1,500 Year-Old Nicotine Habit Found in Chilean Mummies

1,500 Year-Old Nicotine Habit Found in Chilean Mummies

56 Chilean mummies have yielded an interesting find revealing that smoking nicotine is an old habit, going as far back as 100 B.C. continue reading »

219,000 Children Work Illegally in Chile

219,000 Children Work Illegally in Chile

Chile's government said 229,000 children perform some type of economic activity in the country and 219,000 work illegally, many in jobs considered dangerous. continue reading »

Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Union Members, Miners, Students Protest in Chile

Thousands of people turned out Wednesday on another day of demonstrations called by students in several Chilean cities, with union members, port workers and miners joining the throng. continue reading »

Costanera Center, Chile’s Tallest Building, Catches Fire

Costanera Center, Chile’s Tallest Building, Catches Fire

The Costanera Center real estate megaproject, South America's tallest skyscraper, experienced a fire on Thursday that forced authorities to evacuate more than 1,000 people. continue reading »