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Chile’s New President Unveils Sweeping Pollution Fighting Plan

Chile’s New President Unveils Sweeping Pollution Fighting Plan

President Michelle Bachelet unveiled an environmental clean-up plan here Friday that will target the Chilean cities with the worst air quality. continue reading »

Chilean Workers Support Govt but Only as Long as Changes Occur

Chilean Workers Support Govt but Only as Long as Changes Occur

Chilean workers demonstrated Thursday in support of reforms being promoted by President Michelle Bachelet's administration but warned their loyalty is dependent on promised labor-law changes becoming a reality. "We'll say it again to the workers. We are and will be the most loyal supporters of the transformations Chile requires continue reading »

Chile Adds 6,000 More Military Police Officers

Chile Adds 6,000 More Military Police Officers

President Michelle Bachelet signed Friday a decree to increase by 6,000 officers the Carabineros, Chile's national militarized police, in order to strengthen security in even the most crime-ridden areas. continue reading »

REPORT:  15,000 Left Homeless from Valparaiso Chile Fire

REPORT:  15,000 Left Homeless from Valparaiso Chile Fire

As many as 15,000 people have been left homeless by the fire that burned for more than a week in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, killing 15 and destroying some 3,000 homes, the official coordinating the response to the disaster said Monday. continue reading »

Injured Junior Fernandes Unable to Play for Chile at World Cup

Injured Junior Fernandes Unable to Play for Chile at World Cup

Chilean international Antonio "Junior" Fernandes, who plays professionally for Dinamo Zagreb, had surgery for a broken leg and will not be able to compete for his country in the 2014 World Cup, Croatian daily Jutarnji List said Friday. continue reading »

2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

2,200 Homes Destroyed in Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet promised on Monday to rebuild "with all the resources necessary" the Pacific port city of Valparaiso, which was devastated by a huge and still active fire that has killed 13 people and destroyed 2,200 homes. continue reading »

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

Massive Fire in Valparaiso Chile Results in 11 Deaths, Hundreds Homes Destroyed

At least 11 people have died in a huge fire that is still burning in the hillside neighborhoods surrounding the Chilean capital in Valparaiso, the Carabineros militarized police force said Sunday, lowering the death toll from the 16 fatalities the force had reported earlier. continue reading »

Chile’s “Gloria” Wins Best Picture at Inaugural Platino Prizes

Chile’s “Gloria” Wins Best Picture at Inaugural Platino Prizes

Twenty-two Ibero-American countries have begun tearing down the walls separating its filmmakers at the first edition of the Platino Prizes, where Chilean film "Gloria," directed by Sebastian Lelio, emerged as the big winner. continue reading »

8.2 Earthquake Kills 6 in Northern Chile

8.2 Earthquake Kills 6 in Northern Chile

A magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit northern Chile, killing six people, officials said Wednesday. The temblor occurred on Tuesday night in Tarapaca region and its epicenter was located under the sea southwest of Iquique and about 1,850 kilometers (1,149 miles) from Santiago. continue reading »

Police Arrest 98 People Following Protests in Chile

Police Arrest 98 People Following Protests in Chile

At least three police officers were injured and 98 people were arrested in the Young Combatants Day demonstrations in Chile, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

600 Exhibitors Partake in Chilean Air Show

600 Exhibitors Partake in Chilean Air Show

The 2014 International Air and Space Show, or FIDAE, has opened in Santiago, Chile, where nearly 600 exhibitors from 43 countries are showing off the latest in aerospace and defense industry equipment. continue reading »

Cast and Crew of “The 33” Say Good-Bye to Chile

Cast and Crew of “The 33” Say Good-Bye to Chile

The cast and crew of "The 33," a film about the dramatic 2010 rescue of 33 men from a mine in northern Chile, said goodbye to the Andean nation as the phase of postproduction in Canada begins. continue reading »

Argentina Looks to Discuss Pascua Lama Mining Project with New Chilean President

Argentina Looks to Discuss Pascua Lama Mining Project with New Chilean President

Argentina wants to have talks with Chile's new government on the stalled binational Pascua Lama mining project, Mining Secretary Jorge Mayoral said. continue reading »

Michelle Bachelet Sworn in as Chile’s New President

Michelle Bachelet Sworn in as Chile’s New President

Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday was sworn in as Chile's president for the second time at a ceremony held at the seat of Congress in this port city. continue reading »

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Plans Trip to Ecuador, Chile

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Plans Trip to Ecuador, Chile

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto plans to make an official visit to Ecuador this week and will then attend Michelle Bachelet's presidential inauguration in Chile, the Office of the President and the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »