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Chilean Indigenous Leader Sentenced to 18 Years for Deadly Fire

Chilean Indigenous Leader Sentenced to 18 Years for Deadly Fire

A leader of Chile's indigenous Mapuche people convicted last week in the January 2013 arson deaths of an elderly couple was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison. continue reading »

Chilean Victims Criticize Government’s Picture of 2010 Quake Recovery

Chilean Victims Criticize Government’s Picture of 2010 Quake Recovery

Four years after the 2010 earthquake that strongly affected part of Chile, the outgoing government of President Sebastian PiƱera is saying that reconstruction has been completed, for all practical purposes, although some of the people who suffered property damage say this outlook is too optimistic. continue reading »

Indigenous Leader Convicted on Starting Fire, Killing Elderly Couple

Indigenous Leader Convicted on Starting Fire, Killing Elderly Couple

A leader of Chile's indigenous Mapuche people was convicted Thursday in the January 2013 deaths of an elderly couple whose rural home was set on fire. continue reading »

Chilean Producer Unveils First Film Shot Entirely on Mobile Phones

Chilean Producer Unveils First Film Shot Entirely on Mobile Phones

The first Chilean film shot with mobile phones - "09 La Pelicula" - is a suspense movie produced by Martin Carcamo and filmed with the telephones of its leading characters. continue reading »

Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru Sign Historic Trade Agreement

Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru Sign Historic Trade Agreement

The presidents of the member nations of the Pacific Alliance on Monday here signed an Additional Protocol to liberalize the exchange of goods, services and investments within the bloc. continue reading »

Paleontologists Uncover New Species of Ancient Reptile in Chile

Paleontologists Uncover New Species of Ancient Reptile in Chile

Paleontologists working in central Chile's Bio Bio region found fossil remains of a previously unknown species of plesiosaur, a marine reptile that went extinct more than 60 million years ago. continue reading »

Chilean Authorities Uncover Major Pot Growing Business

Chilean Authorities Uncover Major Pot Growing Business

More than 24,000 marijuana plants were seized at plantations in Los Vilos, a sector in Chile's Coquimbo region, police spokesmen said Sunday. continue reading »

Chilean Government, Unions Reach Agreement to Resolve Strike at Ports

Chilean Government, Unions Reach Agreement to Resolve Strike at Ports

Chile's government and the port workers' unions reached an accord Saturday that can resolve the strike that has shut down a dozen ports up and down the country for more than three weeks, union officials said. continue reading »

Chile’s President-Elect Names Record Number of Women to Cabinet

Chile’s President-Elect Names Record Number of Women to Cabinet

The Cabinet announced Friday by Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet includes record numbers of both women and political independents. continue reading »

Chile Battles Forest Fires Across Country

Chile Battles Forest Fires Across Country

Sixteen forest fires continued to rage across various parts of Chile on Tuesday, but 14 other blazes were brought under control, the National Forestry Corporation, or Conaf, said. Eight of Chile's 15 regions have some areas on fire. continue reading »

Chilean Economy Projected to Grow 4 Percent in 2014

Chilean Economy Projected to Grow 4 Percent in 2014

A panel of experts have kept their 2014 growth forecast for Chile at 4 percent, the country's central bank said Friday. continue reading »

Chile Supreme Court Ruling:  Former President Salvador Allende Killed Himself

Chile Supreme Court Ruling:  Former President Salvador Allende Killed Himself

The Supreme Court of Chile ruled Tuesday the dismissal of the investigation into the death of Salvador Allende on grounds that the socialist president took his own life as soldiers stormed the presidential palace during the military coup of Sept. 11, 1973. continue reading »

Nearly $100 Million in Damages from Forest Fires in Chile

Nearly $100 Million in Damages from Forest Fires in Chile

Forest fires have destroyed some 16,200 hectares (about 40,500 acres) over the past week in central and southern Chile and the damage so far is estimated at $100 million, the government announced Monday. continue reading »

Forest Fire Shuts Down Chilean Highway

Forest Fire Shuts Down Chilean Highway

A forest fire on Tuesday forced Chilean police to shut down one of the main roads linking this capital with the coastal city of Valparaiso, aggravating a New Year's Eve traffic crush. continue reading »

Out of Control Fire in Chile Destroys Over 1,000 Acres of Forest

Chilean authorities declared a "red alert" in the southern town of Arauco, where a fire is burning out of control, has already consumed some 500 hectares (about 1,250 acres) of forest and pastureland and has forced the evacuation of about 100 people, the National Emergency Office, or Onemi, announced Sunday. continue reading »