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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 »

Chile’s Film “No” Makes Oscar Short List of Foreign Language Films

Chile’s Film “No” Makes Oscar Short List of Foreign Language Films

Nine films will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®. Seventy-one films had originally qualified in the category, and only one from Latin America remains in the running. continue reading »

If Mayan Calendar End of World Proves True – Chilean Catholic Church Has Interesting Suggestion

If Mayan Calendar End of World Proves True – Chilean Catholic Church Has Interesting Suggestion

With so much buzz today about what 12/12/12 might mean for all of you dooms dayers and general pessimists, we thought you might find this request from a Chilean Bishop rather interesting. continue reading »

Drunk Driver Kills 3, Injures 8 Who Were Fundraising for Chile Telethon

Drunk Driver Kills 3, Injures 8 Who Were Fundraising for Chile Telethon

At least three people died and eight were injured Saturday when an apparent drunk driver ran over 12 people competing in an "ultramarathon" in support of the Chilean Telethon. continue reading »

Chilean Family of 6 Killed in Blaze

Chilean Family of 6 Killed in Blaze

Six members of a single family were killed Wednesday when a fire consumed their home in the southern region of Araucania, Chilean authorities said. continue reading »

Punta Tombo Penguin Couple Has Been Together (and Monogamous) for 16 Years

Punta Tombo Penguin Couple Has Been Together (and Monogamous) for 16 Years

A pair Magellanic Penguins was recently discovered to have been together for 16 years. Magellanic Penguins only breed in Chile, Argentina, and the Falklands Islands. Occasionally, so continue reading »

JUST IN:  5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Chile

JUST IN:  5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Central Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 occurred near central Chile, near Valparaiso at 10:23 CST. The quake was reported to have rattled the O’Higgins, Maule and Santiago areas. continue reading »