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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 »

Spanish Companies Invest $15 Billion in Chile, Says Rajoy

Spanish Companies Invest $15 Billion in Chile, Says Rajoy

Accumulated Spanish investment in Chile exceeds $15 billion, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a message to the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the South American country. continue reading »

Bus-Truck Accident in Chile Leave 6 Dead

Bus-Truck Accident in Chile Leave 6 Dead

Six people - five adults and a minor - were killed when a Peruvian bus collided with a truck Monday on a highway in northern Chile, police said. continue reading »

Salvador Allende’s Granddaughter Elected Mayor in Chile

Salvador Allende’s Granddaughter Elected Mayor in Chile

A granddaughter of slain Chilean President Salvador Allende was elected mayor of the capital district of Ñuñoa, electoral authorities said Monday. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Top Scorer Competition Heats Up With Return of Atlante’s Esteban Paredes

Top Scorer Competition Heats Up With Return of Atlante’s Esteban Paredes

The competition to be the top scorer in Mexican first division soccer will heat up with the return to action of Chilean striker Esteban Paredes, who missed four matches due to injury. continue reading »