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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 »

Chilean Designer Mixes Heritage, French Inspiration for Showing at Paris Fashion Week

Chilean Designer Mixes Heritage, French Inspiration for Showing at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week rolled out a variety of offerings, ranging from the designs of Chile's Octavio Pizarro to the work of John Galliano and the Asian adaptations of Kenzo. Pizarro mixed his Chilean originals with elements of his adopted homeland, continue reading »

Elton John, Miguel Bose Rock Chilean Music festival

Elton John, Miguel Bose Rock Chilean Music festival

The skill and elegance of acclaimed artists like Elton John and Miguel Bose put the seal of distinction on the 54th Viña del Mar International Song Festival. continue reading »

Chilean Prisoners Perform Flashmob Dance (VIDEO)

Chilean Prisoners Perform Flashmob Dance (VIDEO)

Dozens of inmates at a prison in Santiago, Chile take a break from their daily chores to perform a dance routine for the country's prisons minister. Thousands on prisoners jump and dance in unison to Queen's hit "We Will Rock You" blasts over loudspeakers continue reading »

Chilean Actress Paulina Garcia Celebrates Festival Win and Film Success

Chilean Actress Paulina Garcia Celebrates Festival Win and Film Success

Chilean actress Paulina Garcia, who won the best actress award at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival for her role in director Sebastian Lelio's film "Gloria," said that like the main character in the movie, she was a mature woman with no hang-ups. continue reading »

Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda’s Body to be Exhumed in Murder Investigation

Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda’s Body to be Exhumed in Murder Investigation

The remains of the great Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, will be exhumed as part of a murder investigation. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Meet with Latin American Leaders

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Meet with Latin American Leaders

Spain's King Juan Carlos met on Tuesday with a former Chilean president, Mexico's erstwhile top diplomat and the head of the Ibero-American Summit organization to discuss ways to make the annual gatherings more effective. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

Check Out the Amazing Work of Artist Oscar Ramos

Check Out the Amazing Work of Artist Oscar Ramos

Thanks to Bored Panda, our attention has been brought to Chilean artist Oscar Ramos' amazing artwork. Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Ramos' work is a new take on continue reading »

NY Based Chilean Artist Alfredo Jaar to Represent Chile in Venice Biennale

NY Based Chilean Artist Alfredo Jaar to Represent Chile in Venice Biennale

New York-based Chilean artist, Alfredo Jaar, whose artwork addresses war and socio-political issues, will represent his mother country at this year's Venice Biennale. continue reading »

Chile Mourns 16 Soccer Fans Killed in Bus Accident

Chile Mourns 16 Soccer Fans Killed in Bus Accident

Sixteen people died and 22 were injured in southern Chile when a small bus carrying fans of a local soccer team skidded off the highway and plunged down a ravine in southern Chile, an accident the country mourns and which once again spotlights the safety problems of those vehicles. continue reading »

Bus Carrying Soccer Fans Plunges Into Ravine in Southern Chile Killing 15

Bus Carrying Soccer Fans Plunges Into Ravine in Southern Chile Killing 15

Fifteen people including two children died early Saturday and 21 were injured when a bus skidded off the highway and plunged down a ravine in southern Chile, authorities said. continue reading »

Chilean Telescope Captures Seagull Nebula

Chilean Telescope Captures Seagull Nebula

The MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory in northern Chile has captured a new image of the wings of a "cosmic seagull," the European Southern Observatory announced Wednesday. continue reading »

International Firms Reveal Plans to Build LatAm’s Largest Solar Plant in Chile

International Firms Reveal Plans to Build LatAm’s Largest Solar Plant in Chile

Chilean mining company CAP and U.S.-based SunEdison have signed a deal to build a 100 MW solar plant in the Atacama Desert, a project touted as the biggest of its kind in Latin America and also one of the world's largest. continue reading »