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PM Rajoy Expresses Optimism About Spanish Economy During Trip to Chile

PM Rajoy Expresses Optimism About Spanish Economy During Trip to Chile

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was warmly praised here Friday by Chilean President Sebastian Piñera in a visit that gave the Spaniard the chance to offer a message of optimism about his nation's economy. continue reading »

Astronomers Photograph First Nebula with Cavity in Chile

Astronomers Photograph First Nebula with Cavity in Chile

Astronomers based at the European Southern Observatory, or ESO, in Chile have captured the first image of a nebula with a patch, or cavity, using the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, or APEX, telescope, the ESO said Wednesday. continue reading »

Latin America News: Millions in Chile Left Without Water After Severe Weather

Latin America News: Millions in Chile Left Without Water After Severe Weather

Some 2 million inhabitants of Santiago were without drinking water Tuesday due to the closing down of production plants following a rainstorm and flooding in the Andes east of the Chilean capital, officials said. continue reading »

“Delighted” Nadal Happy to Make ATP Return in Viña del Mar, Chile

“Delighted” Nadal Happy to Make ATP Return in Viña del Mar, Chile

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been out of action for six months due to a knee injury, said he is "delighted" to make his return to the ATP Tour at a Feb. 4-10 clay-court event in the Chilean resort city of Viña del Mar. continue reading »

Chile Saw 3.5 Million Tourists in 2012

Chile Saw 3.5 Million Tourists in 2012

Chile received a total of 3.5 million foreign tourists in 2012, a 13 percent hike over the year before and an all-time record, according to an official report issued Monday. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Freedom Across Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Economic Freedom Across Latin America

The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal evaluated 177 countries on their economic freedom. While Chile ranked 7th internationally (3 ahead of the U.S.), Cuba ranked second to last. Looking at factors ranging from rule of law to open markets, the countries were scored out of a possible 100 points. continue reading »

Was it Murder? - Chilean Artist Jorge Selarón Found Dead Near His Work in Brazil

Was it Murder? - Chilean Artist Jorge Selarón Found Dead Near His Work in Brazil

The body of Chilean artist Jorge Selarón was found in Brazil near one of his most recognizable works of art, the Escadaria Selarón (Selarón's Steps). continue reading »

Chilean Man Trying to Do Acrobatics on Tower is Electrocuted, Killed (VIDEO)

Chilean Man Trying to Do Acrobatics on Tower is Electrocuted, Killed (VIDEO)

A Chilean man died after he attempted to perform acrobatic stunts on power lines earlier this week. Identified only as Miguel, the man was reportedly on drugs when he climbed an electrical pylon on Tues continue reading »

Latin America News:  Gunmen Opens Fire in Valaparaiso, Chile, 7 Wounded

Latin America News:  Gunmen Opens Fire in Valaparaiso, Chile, 7 Wounded

Seven people were wounded Monday when a man wielding a shotgun opened fire on pedestrians in the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chilean media outlets said. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister to Visit Peru, Chile, Algeria, Panama in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister to Visit Peru, Chile, Algeria, Panama in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to visit Chile, Peru, Panama and Algeria during 2013, and his agenda of international travels also includes a meeting at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Chile Lowers Death Toll in Andes Car Crash

Chile Lowers Death Toll in Andes Car Crash

The governor of the Chilean province of Los Andes, Edith Quiroz, has lowered the number of fatalities to four in the collision of a bus and a truck on the route connecting Chile and Argentina through the Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes. continue reading »

Chilean Court Orders Jail for Fake Doctor Whose 25 Patients Died

Chilean Court Orders Jail for Fake Doctor Whose 25 Patients Died

A Chilean court of law ordered imprisonment for a woman who pretended to be a doctor, who treated 25 patients who died, who was the dean of a university that was closed down several days ago, and who signed 13 death certificates. continue reading »

Car Accident in the Andes Kills 5, Injures 25

Car Accident in the Andes Kills 5, Injures 25

Five people died and another 25 were injured Friday when a bus and truck collided on the international route connecting Chile with Argentina through the Los Libertadores mountain pass in the Andes, authorities said. continue reading »

Chile Indicts 8 Former Army Officers For Murder of Victor Jara

Chile Indicts 8 Former Army Officers For Murder of Victor Jara

The murder of popular folk singer Victor Jara in the wake of Chile's Sept. 11, 1973, military coup became front-page news again Friday with a judge's decision to indict 8 retired army officers for the crime. continue reading »

Authorities Lift Alert on Copahue Volcano on Chile-Argentina Border

Authorities Lift Alert on Copahue Volcano on Chile-Argentina Border

Activity at the Copahue volcano, which began erupting over the weekend on the Chile-Argentina border, diminished markedly and the red alert issued for the area was lifted, emergency management officials said. continue reading »