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Antonio Banderas Says “Los 33” Will Reflect on Value of Humanity

Antonio Banderas Says “Los 33” Will Reflect on Value of Humanity

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, who will star in the movie "Los 33" about the miners who were trapped more than two months down a mineshaft 622 meters (2,039 feet) deep in Chile, said Saturday that the production will reflect on the value of humanity. continue reading »

REPORT: Latin America’s Efforts to Reduce Poverty Stall

REPORT: Latin America’s Efforts to Reduce Poverty Stall

The number of Latin American and Caribbean residents living in poverty held steady this year at 164 million, or 27.9 percent of the region's total population, after more than a decade of significant annual reductions, a U.N. panel said here Thursday. continue reading »

Latin America Hopes to Lure Silicon Valley Companies to Region

Latin America Hopes to Lure Silicon Valley Companies to Region

Latin American countries are luring Silicon Valley giants in the hope the U.S. companies will establish research centers and share their experience with aspiring local tech entrepreneurs. continue reading »

6,900 Acres of Forest Destroyed by Fires in Chile

6,900 Acres of Forest Destroyed by Fires in Chile

Two fires have destroyed about 2,800 hectares (6,900 acres) of forest in Melipilla, 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Santiago, and putting them out is being made difficult by strong winds and high temperatures, Chilean authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Members of Pinochet Secret Police Still on Army Payroll

Members of Pinochet Secret Police Still on Army Payroll

The Chilean military pays thousands of dollars a month to veterans of late dictator Augusto Pinochet's secret police, documents on the army's official Web site show. continue reading »

Paleontologists Discover America’s Southernmost Dinosaur Fossils in Chile

Paleontologists Discover America’s Southernmost Dinosaur Fossils in Chile

A group of paleontologists announced the discovery of dinosaur fossil remains in the Chilean region of Magallanes, which makes them the southernmost fossils ever found in the Americas. continue reading »

New Mobile App Provides Spectacular Images of Chile’s Atacama Desert

New Mobile App Provides Spectacular Images of Chile’s Atacama Desert

Spectacular images captured by telescopes at Chile's many astronomical observatories are available to users of Android devices through a new app developed by Fundacion Imagen de Chile. continue reading »

Santiago Chile’s Historic Municipal Theater Ablaze (VIDEO)

Santiago Chile’s Historic Municipal Theater Ablaze (VIDEO)

Some 250 firefighters with their 14 fire engines succeeded in extinguishing a fire that broke out Monday at this capital's Municipal Theater, the most important stage in Chile for drama and dance. continue reading »

Chile Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachelet Short of Majority, Will Face Runoff

Chile Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachelet Short of Majority, Will Face Runoff

Former head of state Michelle Bachelet was poised to regain Chile's highest office after garnering 46.69 percent of the vote in the presidential balloting, easily outdistancing conservative ruling-coalition hopeful Evelyn Matthei in an election marked by low voter turnout. continue reading »

UNESCO Recognizes Documents on the History of the Mapuche People

UNESCO Recognizes Documents on the History of the Mapuche People

The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme’s Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (MOWLAC) has recognised the “Set of Documents from the Indigenous Settlement Commission, Law 4 of December 1866” as a Regional Memory of the World Register. continue reading »

2 Chileans Arrested For Detonating Bomb at Spanish Basilica

2 Chileans Arrested For Detonating Bomb at Spanish Basilica

Two Chileans, a man and a woman, have been arrested for allegedly planting a bomb that exploded last month at the basilica in the northeastern Spanish city of Zaragoza, the Interior Ministry said. continue reading »

Chile Recognizes Denomination of Origin for Tequila

Chile Recognizes Denomination of Origin for Tequila

Chilean officials have submitted a registration certificate to Mexican authorities covering the denomination of origin for tequila, the Mexican Industrial Property Institute, or IMPI, said. continue reading »

Experts Investigating Pablo Neruda’s Death Rule Out Homicide

Experts Investigating Pablo Neruda’s Death Rule Out Homicide

Chilean and foreign experts who examined the remains of poet Pablo Neruda ruled out the possibility that the winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature died of poisoning after Chile's 1973 military coup, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Campaign HQ of Chilean Presidential Candidate Damaged by Arson

Campaign HQ of Chilean Presidential Candidate Damaged by Arson

Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed most of a campaign headquarters of presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet, Chilean authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

85-Year-Old Lucho Gatica Prepares for Last Bolero

85-Year-Old Lucho Gatica Prepares for Last Bolero

Chile's Lucho Gatica doesn't fear death because, as he himself says, he has done all he had to do in this world, including getting married three times, being the dad of seven kids and publishing more than 1,000 discs. But in his 85th year he is still looking for a bolero for his final adieu. continue reading »