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Gunmen Pull Off Biggest Heist in Chile, Rob Armored Car of $10.5 Milion

Gunmen Pull Off Biggest Heist in Chile, Rob Armored Car of $10.5 Milion

A group of gunmen made off with a haul of as much as 6 billion pesos ($10.5 million) - the largest in Chilean history - in an assault on an armored car at Santiago International Airport. continue reading »

Chile Unveils $4 Billion Funding Plan for Codelco

Chile Unveils $4 Billion Funding Plan for Codelco

Chile's government said Friday it will capitalize state-owned miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, with $4 billion during the 2014-2018 period. continue reading »

Chile and Spain Expand their Strategic Alliance

Chile and Spain Expand their Strategic Alliance

Chile and Spain are intending to broaden the scope of the strategic alliance they established more than a year ago with the incorporation of reforms that are currently being implemented by both governments, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said here Tuesday. continue reading »

Chile’s Electricity Costs Up 193% in Last 10 Years

Chile’s Electricity Costs Up 193% in Last 10 Years

Chile's electricity costs, which have risen by 193 percent over the past 10 years, are among the highest in the world, the president of the Metallurgical and Metal-Mechanics Industries Association, or Asimet, said Friday. continue reading »

Chilean Authorities Seized 3 Tons of Crack and Coke in Large Drug Bust

Chilean Authorities Seized 3 Tons of Crack and Coke in Large Drug Bust

Police seized 3 tons of crack and power cocaine and marijuana and arrested eight people in an operation last weekend in northern Chile, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

President Obama Welcomes Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet

President Obama Welcomes Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet

U.S. President Barack Obama praised Chilean democracy on Monday as he welcomed the Andean nation's leader, Michelle Bachelet, to the White House. continue reading »

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Brazil Knocks Out Chile in Penalty Kicks Following Draw

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar emerged as the hero Saturday for Brazil's national team, which squeaked past Chile 3-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. continue reading »

Chile Begins Constructing World’s Largest Telescope

Chile Begins Constructing World’s Largest Telescope

The partial demolition of Cerro Armazones, a mountain in northern Chile's Antofagasta region, marked the start of constructing the world's largest and most powerful telescope, an instrument capable of capturing 14 times more light than existing telescopes. continue reading »

Chile Knocks Out Spain the Defending World Cup Champs

Chile Knocks Out Spain the Defending World Cup Champs

Spain saw its hopes of a second consecutive World Cup title shattered here Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile that signaled La Roja's elimination from the 2014 tourney. continue reading »

Chile Wins First World Cup Match Against Australia

Chile Wins First World Cup Match Against Australia

Chile lost steam after scoring two goals in an electrifying first 15 minutes, but held on for a 3-1 victory over a tenacious Australian side in Group B action of the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

Chilean Students:  Education Reform is a Failure

Chilean Students:  Education Reform is a Failure

Several thousand Chilean students marched in this capital on Tuesday to protest what they see as an inadequate proposal for education reform put forward by center-left President Michelle Bachelet, who took office in March. continue reading »

Massive Dam Project in Ecologically Sensitive Patagonia is Banned

Massive Dam Project in Ecologically Sensitive Patagonia is Banned

A panel of Chilean Cabinet ministers voted unanimously on Tuesday to reject the $3.2 billion HidroAysen project, which envisioned the construction of five power-generating dams in the environmentally sensitive Patagonia region. continue reading »

Heavy Rains, Wind Affects 8,000 in Chile

Heavy Rains, Wind Affects 8,000 in Chile

More than 8,000 people have been affected, roads made impassable and basic services cut off in central and southern Chile by a wind- and rainstorm, according to authorities. continue reading »

Chile to Improve Santiago Public Transport with $1 Billion Investment

Chile to Improve Santiago Public Transport with $1 Billion Investment

Chile's government plans to invest 548 billion pesos ($1 billion) to improve this capital's problem-plagued Transantiago public-transport system, President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday. continue reading »

Forbes Recognizes Chilean President as One of World’s Most Influential Women

Forbes Recognizes Chilean President as One of World’s Most Influential Women

Forbes magazine has selected Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as one of the world's most influential women, government officials said in Santiago Wednesday. continue reading »