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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 »

Prehistoric Whale Grave Found in Chilean Desert Thought to be Millions of Years Old

Prehistoric Whale Grave Found in Chilean Desert Thought to be Millions of Years Old

The origins of a massive prehistoric whale gravesite, discovered in the Chilean desert in 2010, has now been explained by a team of scientists. continue reading »

Chilean Police Investigate Theft of Copper Worth $80 Million

Chilean Police Investigate Theft of Copper Worth $80 Million

Chilean police are investigating the participation of employees of the world's largest copper producer, state-owned Codelco, in one of the biggest robberies of the mineral in the company's history and worth some 45 billion pesos ($80 million), prosecutors said. continue reading »

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 Piñera 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 »