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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 »

POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

POLL: Michelle Bachelet Ahead in Chilean Presidential Race

Michelle Bachelet, a former head of state representing the center-left New Majority, will defeat the standard-bearer of the governing rightist coalition outright in Chile's Nov. 17 presidential election, a poll released Tuesday predicts. continue reading »

POLL: Chilean Presidential Race Would Head to Runoff

POLL: Chilean Presidential Race Would Head to Runoff

Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei would face each other in a runoff vote if Chile's presidential election were next weekend, according to results of the Ipsos poll released Tuesday. continue reading »

Over 20,000 Come Out for Annual “Zombie Walk” in Chile

Over 20,000 Come Out for Annual “Zombie Walk” in Chile

Some 20,000 people dressed as zombies, according to Chilean police estimates, took to the streets of Santiago for the 6th "Zombie Walk." continue reading »

Chilean Rock Band La Ley Plans Comeback After 8 Years

Chilean Rock Band La Ley Plans Comeback After 8 Years

The Chilean rock band La Ley is making a comeback after eight years out of the spotlight with a concert at the next Viña del Mar Festival and a tour of Latin America. continue reading »

Chilean Students March in Santiago Ahead of Elections

Chilean Students March in Santiago Ahead of Elections

Thousands of students marched in the capital on Thursday to demand changes to the education system and a bigger say in decision-making a month before Chileans go to the polls to choose a new president and Congress. continue reading »