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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 »

54 Arrested, 7 Cops Wounded on Chile’s Day of the Young Combatant

54 Arrested, 7 Cops Wounded on Chile’s Day of the Young Combatant

Some 54 people were arrested and seven police were wounded when violent protests broke out over the past two nights in working-class neighborhoods of Santiago commemorating Chile's Day of the Young Combatant. continue reading »

Chilean Youths Battle Police at Activist Remembrance Day

Chilean Youths Battle Police at Activist Remembrance Day

Groups of youths in this capital and other Chilean cities battled with police early Friday on the annual Day of the Young Combatant, which commemorates the killing of two activists by the 1973-1990 Pinochet regime. continue reading »

Chilean Miners Protest Co-worker’s Death, Halting Production

Chilean Miners Protest Co-worker’s Death, Halting Production

A group of workers have barred access to Chilean state copper giant Codelco's Radomiro Tomic mine to protest a machinist's death five days ago, an incident the company says was "accidental." continue reading »

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico will liberalize 90 percent of their internal trade with the signing of an agreement on May 23 in Cali, Colombia, where the next Pacific Alliance summit will be held, the Chilean government announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Chilean Court Won’t Indict Former Pres. Bachelet for Tsunami Deaths

Chilean Court Won’t Indict Former Pres. Bachelet for Tsunami Deaths

A Chilean court on Monday rejected a request to indict former President Michelle Bachelet for the 156 deaths blamed on a botched tsunami warning after the magnitude-8.8 continue reading »

Chile Revels in Its New Cutting Technology

Chile Revels in Its New Cutting Technology

In Latin American business news, Chile is reveling in its cutting-edge technology in the Atacama desert. The new $1.4 billion observatory contains the power of 3 million computers into one telescope. continue reading »

Santiago Seeks $500-$600 Million in Financing to Expand Mass Transit System

Santiago Seeks $500-$600 Million in Financing to Expand Mass Transit System

In Latin American business news, the city of Santiago, Chile may seek $500-$600 million to upgrade its mass transit system continue reading »

Former Chilean President to Be Nominated for April 13 Presidential Primaries

Former Chilean President to Be Nominated for April 13 Presidential Primaries

Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who has announced she is stepping down as head of the U.N. women's agency and will return to her homeland, will be named a candidate in the opposition coalition's presidential primary scheduled for April 13. continue reading »

World’s Largest Radio Telescope Array Now Operational in Chile’s Andes Mountains

World’s Largest Radio Telescope Array Now Operational in Chile’s Andes Mountains

The most ambitious (and expensive) ground-based telescope in operation was launched in Chile this week and scientists hope to use it to explore "the darkest corners of the universe -- continue reading »

Chile Inaugurates World’s Most Powerful Space Telescope

Chile Inaugurates World’s Most Powerful Space Telescope

After two decades of construction, the world's largest and most powerful radio telescope has begun operating in the Chilean desert, giving astronomers a greater ability to peer even farther into the depths of the universe. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera inaugurated the $1.3 billion ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) complex Wednesday in an area located about 5,000 meters above sea level - an altitude where there is little humidity or cloud cover. continue reading »

Chile’s Former Antarctica Military Bases Now Home to Polar Research

Chile’s Former Antarctica Military Bases Now Home to Polar Research

The navy bases that Chile began builing in Antarctica in 1947 have evolved into facilities coveted by scientists interested in polar research. continue reading »

Former Chilean Dictator Pinochet Financed by Brazil Say Newly Released Documents

Secret documents dating from Brazil's 1964-1985 military government reveal that the junta gave loans amounting to $115 million to the regime of Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper said Tuesday. continue reading »

Remains of Poet Pablo Neruda to be Exhumed in Chile

Remains of Poet Pablo Neruda to be Exhumed in Chile

The remains of poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed next month by order of the judge investigating whether the Chilean Nobel laureate was murdered, an attorney involved in the case told Efe on Monday. continue reading »