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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 »

Chilean Students Return to Protest Current Education Model

Chilean Students Return to Protest Current Education Model

Chile's student movement on Thursday offered another demonstration of its clout, bringing tens of thousands onto the streets of the capital to demand the overhaul of an educational model that dates from the Pinochet dictatorship. continue reading »

Pablo Neruda’s Body Exhumed Today in Possible Murder Investigation

Pablo Neruda’s Body Exhumed Today in Possible Murder Investigation

The remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) were exhumed here Monday to determine if he died of cancer or was murdered by agents of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. continue reading »

Lollapalooza Headliner Pearl Jam Rocks Chile

Lollapalooza Headliner Pearl Jam Rocks Chile

U.S. rock band Pearl Jam kept the soul of grunge alive at the close of the first day of the 3rd edition of Chile's Lollapalooza music festival. The death of Nirvana leader and legend Kurt Cobain 19 years ago and of Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley in 2002 had left this subgenre of rock without key stylists and almost resulted in its slipping into oblivion. continue reading »

Solar Energy Projects in Chile Receive $40 Million Loans

Solar Energy Projects in Chile Receive $40 Million Loans

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan package for $41.4 million to private sector firms for the construction, operation, and maintenance of three photovoltaic solar power plants in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. The financing consists of a loan for $20.7 million from the IDB’s ordinary capital and a loan for $20.7 million from the Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas, which is administered by the Bank. continue reading »