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Chile:  Top Latin American Country on 2012 Index of Economic Freedom

Chile:  Top Latin American Country on 2012 Index of Economic Freedom

Chile is the only Latin American country to make the top 10 in the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, coming in 7th place. continue reading »

Chile Believes an Integrated Power Grid Could be in Latin America’s Future

Chile Believes an Integrated Power Grid Could be in Latin America’s Future

President Sebastian Piñera said his government's efforts to promote a more transparent and competitive electricity market will make it possible for Chile to connect its power grid with those of other Latin American countries. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomats Travel to Chile and Colombia to Discuss Security and Human Rights Issues

U.S. Diplomats Travel to Chile and Colombia to Discuss Security and Human Rights Issues

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero will travel to Chile from January 11 to 13 and to Colombia from January 17 to 20. continue reading »

Chile Tries to Rewrite Its History: Eliminates “Dictatorship” Term from School Curriculum

The public school curriculum of Chilean children in first through sixth grade will no longer include the term ‘dictatorship’. Now that word will be replace with the term ‘military regime’. continue reading »

Chile Fires Destroy 34,000 Hectacres of Land, 500 People Homeless

Chile Fires Destroy 34,000 Hectacres of Land, 500 People Homeless

An urgent appeal was launched by the Archbishop of Concepción, His Exc. Mgr. Fernando Chomali, to express solidarity to families who are suffering from the tragedy of the fires occurred in several municipalities in the area. continue reading »

Demi Lovato to perform in Chile at Iquique Festival in February

Demi Lovato to perform in Chile at Iquique Festival in February

Former Disney Channel actress Demi Lovato will appear this February at the Iquique Festival in northern Chile, where she will share the stage with Colombian pop star Juanes, organization sources said Saturday. continue reading »

Forest Fires Continue to Rage through Chile, Officials Battling 24 of Them

Forest Fires Continue to Rage through Chile, Officials Battling 24 of Them

Two dozen forest fires continue to burn in different parts of Chile, while another 18 have been contained and 16 have been extinguished, authorities reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Chile Detains Israeli Tourist Over Forest Fire

Chile Detains Israeli Tourist Over Forest Fire

Chilean authorities have detained an Israeli tourist on suspicion of starting a massive forest fire in Chile's Torres de Paine national park. The officials did not release continue reading »

Tourists Evacuated from Popular National Park in Chile due to Fire

Tourists Evacuated from Popular National Park in Chile due to Fire

About 20 tourists had to be evacuated over the past few hours due to a forest fire affecting a sector of Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, authorities reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Fritters Recipe Posted in Chile Newspaper Results in Explosion, Must Pay Damages to Burn Victims

Fritters Recipe Posted in Chile Newspaper Results in Explosion, Must Pay Damages to Burn Victims

Chile's Supreme Court upheld on Monday a verdict ordering a newspaper to pay damages to 13 people hurt in explosions that resulted from preparing fritters according to a recipe they found in the daily. continue reading »

UPDATE:  One of Separated Conjoined Twins Dies from Cardiac Problems

UPDATE:  One of Separated Conjoined Twins Dies from Cardiac Problems

Maria Jose, one of the 10-month-old Siamese twins separated last week in an operation that took 20 hours to perform, died over the weekend of cardiac problems. continue reading »

Chile Donates Poet Gabriela Mistral’s Literary Legacy to Organization of American States

Chile Donates Poet Gabriela Mistral’s Literary Legacy to Organization of American States

The Permanent Representative of Chile to the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Dario Paya, presented to the Hemispheric organization’s Columbus Library, on behalf of his government, the Documentary Fund of Gabriela Mistral’s Literary Legacy. continue reading »

New Dancing Dog Shakes it for Don Francisco (VIDEO)

New Dancing Dog Shakes it for Don Francisco (VIDEO)

Meet Carrie, the name of this puppy that surprised Don Francisco with a performance of 'Cueca', the national dance of Chile. continue reading »

Chilean Conjoined Twins Separated Successfully (VIDEO)

Chilean Conjoined Twins Separated Successfully (VIDEO)

Some 100 medical professionals participated in the almost 20 hr. long procedure to separate 10-month-old Chilean conjoined twins María Paz and María José Paredes. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »