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Chile to Spend $510 Million on Rebuilding Valparaiso After Fire

Chile to Spend $510 Million on Rebuilding Valparaiso After Fire

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday announced a $510 million plan to rebuild the sectors of town affected by the devastating fire that swept through the coastal city of Valparaiso in April. continue reading »

Chile’s Central Bank Admits Economy is Decelerating Faster Than Expected

Chile’s Central Bank Admits Economy is Decelerating Faster Than Expected

Chile's central bank on Wednesday said the economy is decelerating faster than anticipated and cut its 2014 growth forecast from a range of 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent to a more modest 1.75 percent to 2.25 percent. continue reading »

NGO Says Chile Could Lose All Its Bees, Or Become Their Last Refuge

NGO Says Chile Could Lose All Its Bees, Or Become Their Last Refuge

All the bees could disappear from Chile over the next 15 years, but the country could also become the last refuge for the industrious and beneficial insects, experts with the NGO Plan Bee told Efe on Tuesday. continue reading »

Chile’s Helmeted Water Toad in Danger of Extinction

Chile’s Helmeted Water Toad in Danger of Extinction

Chile's helmeted water toad, a unique species in the world and the largest amphibian in that South American country, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and other factors, experts told Efe. continue reading »

Chile Suffering Through Rare Winter Heat Wave

Chile Suffering Through Rare Winter Heat Wave

A heat wave has scorched central Chile for several days with the highest temperatures for August - a winter month in the Southern Hemisphere - since 1973. continue reading »

Chilean Police Defuse Bomb Planted at Bank

Chilean Police Defuse Bomb Planted at Bank

Chilean police defused an explosive device before dawn Friday that had been planted in a branch office of the Banco del Estado, located several blocks south of downtown Santiago. continue reading »

Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

Chilean Students Invent Theft-Proof Bike

More than 106,000 bicycles are stolen annually in the Chilean capital, a problem that prompted three university students here to come up with an innovative, theft-proof model. continue reading »

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 »