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Latin America at Venice’s 55th Biennale

Latin America at Venice’s 55th Biennale

The 55th edition of the Biennale of Venice is ready to open an international audience this week and Latin America will be well represented as National participants. continue reading »

Latin America Fails to Rank Very High on Better Life Index

Latin America Fails to Rank Very High on Better Life Index

Every year the OECD ranks the developed countries by quality of life. The "Better Life Index" evaluates various components ranging from housing to healthcare to life satisfaction. continue reading »

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

Copahue Volcano Activity Puts Chile and Argentina on High Alert, Forced Evacuations

The increasing volcanic activity of the Copahue Volcanco, that borders Argentina and Chile, has resulted in the mandatory evacuation of 3,000 people. continue reading »

Top 5 Developed Countries in Latin America

Top 5 Developed Countries in Latin America

According to a recent human development report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global South has seen substantial progress. With increased life expectancy, average salaries, and education, Latin American countries have higher human development. continue reading »

CHILE: Gold Mining Company Fined $16.5M for Environmental Violations

CHILE: Gold Mining Company Fined $16.5M for Environmental Violations

Chile's SMA environmental watchdog said Friday that it had imposed an 8-billion-peso (roughly $16.5-million) fine on Canada's Barrick Gold and ordered it to halt its Pascua-Lama mine project over environmental violations. continue reading »

Chile Launches Bid for 8,525-Ft Suspension Bridge Across Chacao Channel

Chile Launches Bid for 8,525-Ft Suspension Bridge Across Chacao Channel

Chile's government has launched a bid process for the construction of a 2,600-meter (8,525-foot) suspension bridge linking Chiloe Island to the mainland, a project with an investment limit of $740 million. continue reading »

Early Morning 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile

Early Morning 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile

Early this morning a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). continue reading »

Chilean Mining Giant Codelco to Invest $27B Over Six Years

Chilean Mining Giant Codelco to Invest $27B Over Six Years

Chilean state-owned mining giant Codelco on Wednesday announced plans to invest nearly $27 billion over the next six years. CEO Thomas Keller said the investment program, continue reading »

CHILE: Initial Tests Confirms Laureate Pablo Neruda Died from Cancer

CHILE: Initial Tests Confirms Laureate Pablo Neruda Died from Cancer

The initial tests performed on the exhumed remains of Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda show that the Chilean poet was suffering from advanced prostate cancer, officials associated with the process confirmed to Efe. continue reading »

Chilean Cult Leader Who Had Baby Sacrificed, Found Hanged in Peru

Chilean Cult Leader Who Had Baby Sacrificed, Found Hanged in Peru

Police in Colliguay, Chile were shocked to learn a three-day-old baby girl had been sacrificed by a cult, with approval from the mother, in a ritual this past November. continue reading »

Train in Chile Derailed, Engineers Shot

Train in Chile Derailed, Engineers Shot

Unknown persons on Tuesday derailed a freight train in the southern Chilean region of La Araucania, in the so-called Mapuche conflict zone, and then fired on the engineers and tried to burn the cargo and the railcars. continue reading »

Violence Mars May Day March in Chile Protesting Labor Regulations

Violence Mars May Day March in Chile Protesting Labor Regulations

Tens of thousands of Chileans took to the streets of this capital Wednesday in a violence-marred rally to commemorate International Workers Day and press demands for tax reform, a new pensions system and an overhaul of labor regulations. Organized by the CUT labor federation and backed by grassroots and student groups, the demonstration drew 100,000 people, according to organizers, while police put the number at 25,000. continue reading »

Latin America News: 17 Miners Rescued in Chile

Latin America News: 17 Miners Rescued in Chile

Seventeen miners were rescued in northern Chile on Sunday after becoming trapped in a copper mine earlier this weekend, police spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

Four Arrested in Chile for Burning 3-Day-Old Baby Alive

Four Arrested in Chile for Burning 3-Day-Old Baby Alive

A child is dead and four people are in jail after a gruesome ritual in Chile. Police in Colliguay, Chile were shocked to learn a three-day-old baby girl had been sacrificed, continue reading »

Chile Fire Destroys Dozens of Homes in Valparaiso

Chile Fire Destroys Dozens of Homes in Valparaiso

More than 30 houses have been destroyed by a fire burning on the La Cruz and Mariposas hills in the Chilean city of Valparaiso, located 120 kilometers (74 miles) west of Santiago, on the Pacific coast. continue reading »