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  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    Chilean student killed in BA City's Almagro suburb

    A female Chilean student was found dead in the lobby of a building where she lived with friends in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Almagro, after receiving at least 10 stab wounds.

  • 10/03/2014 | Argentina

    Timerman: European Union seeks 'direct dialogue' with Argentina

    Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman has revealed that the European Union has requested direct talks with Argentina, after a meeting held between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and European Commission vice-president Antonio Tajani.

  • 12/05/2014 | Argentina

    Chile and Argentina to increase connectivity

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met today with Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet and discussed the relaunching of the Maipú Agreement -signed in 2009- to increase the links between the two countries and boost regional commerce with Asia.

  • 05/09/2013 | Argentina

    Ex dictatorship judge Romano extradited from Chile

    Ex Dirty War judge Otilio Romano arrived at midnight in Mendoza province to be trialed for his alleged responsibility in human rights violations during Argentina's military dictatorship.

  • 13/10/2013 | Argentina

    Chile's Piñera sends best wishes to Gioja

    Chile president Sebastián Piñera has affirmed that he is paying close attention to the health of San Juan governor José Gioja, and sent his best wishes to the injured politician who survived a helicopter crash last Friday.

  • 10/03/2014 | Argentina

    CFK praises 'new democratic government' after Bachelet meeting

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today met with Chilean president-elect Michelle Bachelet, and praised the beginning of a "new democratic government" ahead of tomorrow's inauguration.

  • 26/08/2013 | Argentina

    Fugitive ex judge Romano to face jailing once in Argentinian soil

    Once ex Argentinean judge Otilio Romano -allegedly involved in human rights violations- arrives in the country, his defence will have to cope with a preventive detention request issued by the Public Prosecutor Office of the province of Mendoza.

  • 30/08/2013 | Argentina

    Recalde warns 'not that easy' for AA to fly in Chile

    Aerolíneas Argentina CEO Mariano Recalde considered “not that easy” that Argentina’s air flag carrier could operate in the Chilean internal flight market and renewed claims for LAN to clear its Jorge Newberry metropolitan airport hangar.

  • 02/09/2013 | Argentina

    Chile reacts to CFK statements on LAN spat

    The Chilean government today explained president Sebastián Piñera abided by the law when he agreed to sell his share stake in LAN airlines before taking office.

  • 18/06/2013 | Argentina

    Chile authorizes extradition of ex Argentine judge involved in human rights abuses

    Chile’s Supreme Court has authorized the extradition of ex Argentine judge Otilio Ireneo Roque Romano, who escaped to the Andean country to avoid trial on his involvement in 103 cases of crimes against humanity committed during Argentina’s bloody civil-military dictatorship.

  • 07/02/2013 | Argentina

    Puricelli: Chilean marines xenophobic chantings 'unacceptable'

    Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli called today “unacceptable” the chantings of Chilean marines inciting to kill Argentines, Bolivians and Peruvians.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    Chile, Argentina order evacuation around stirring southern volcano

    Chilean and Argentine authorities declared a red alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 25-km (15.5-mile) radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border between the two Andean nations.

  • 23/12/2012 | Argentina

    Neuquén raises alert to 'orange' over Copahue volcano eruption

    As the Copahue volcano continues to erupt, the Neuquén province Emergency Committee, with Governor Jorge Sapag at the helm, decided to raise the alert level from “yellow” to “orange”, and although they clarified this is just a precautionary measure, they did not rule out a possible evacuation.

  • 26/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK calls for new Mercosur proposal, meets with Rousseff

    The Argentine Head of State met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Chile today, stating afterward that a new foundation must be built “between the Mercosur partners."

  • 27/01/2013 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Piñera, closes Chilean tour

    On the last day of his stay in Chile, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a series of private meetings with leaders in the final day of the European Union (EU) and Latin American and Caribbean States Community (CELAC) summit held in Santiago de Chile.

  • 15/02/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to make official visit to Chile's Piñera

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will make an official visit to Chile next month, amidst a power struggle in which both Argentina and the UK aim to gather support from the International community in the Malvinas Islands controversy.

  • 16/03/2012 | Argentina

    CFK, Piñera sign agreements, praise bilateral 'integration'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting and signed bilateral agreements with her Chilean counterpart Sebastián Piñera as part of her two-day official visit to Chile. She landed back in Buenos Aires shortly after 8 pm.

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    ECLAC reports foreign investment reached 3% in 2011

    The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

  • 13/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to meet with Piñera in Chile in January

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will make an official visit to Chile to meet with her Chilean counterpart, Sebastián Piñera at the end of January next year, it was announced today.

  • 19/12/2011 | Argentina

    Former Judge Romano on Interpol's 'Wanted' list

    Interpol issued an arrest warrant against former Argentine Judge Otilio Roque Romano, who fled to Chile after being accused of having connection to crimes against humanity during the last military dictatorship.

  • 07/01/2012 | Argentina

    Chubut issues red alert, Chile to send aid

    Chubut authorities issued a red alert for the fires that were affecting forest areas and decided to evacuate El Hoyo town, while 40 Chilean firefighters were expected to arrive to the mountain region to assist Argentine emergency workers.

  • 18/06/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't grants another 5 million pesos to help ash-affected Neuquén

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent 5 million more pesos to the province of Neuquén, to assist the clearing of the volcano ash remains produced by the Chilean Puyehue volcano, which have engulfed the southern province in previous weeks.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    Chilean officials meet De Vido over buying of Shell Argentina

    By Carolina Barros
    The buying of Shell Argentina by Chilean Luksic group has triggered a last minute meeting, that’s currently taking place at the Planning Ministry, between officials of the two neighbouring countries in order to discuss final details.

  • 21/09/2011 | Argentina

    President meets Piñera in last day in NY

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was invited to visit Chile during a meeting she held in New York City with her Chilean counterpart Sebastián Piñera, and said she will after the October 23 elections and before the end of her administration, according to Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.

  • 02/06/2011 | Argentina

    CFK attends celebratory dinner hosted by President Napolitano

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended an exclusive concert and celebratory dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. The Argentine head of State also met with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera for bilateral talks earlier in the day.

  • 04/06/2011 | Argentina

    Bariloche, Southern Chile on red alert after volcano eruption

    The entire city of San Carlos de Bariloche turned dark and became isolated as ash spewed by the nearby Chilean volcano Puyehue began falling all over town. The Chilean government has already evacuated over 3500 people as a precaution.

  • 11/06/2011 | Argentina

    Flights in Ezeiza, Aeroparque gradually normalize

    The airlines gradually "normalize" their flights going to and from the Ezeiza International Airport and the Aeroparque Metropolitan Airport. Nevertheless, the flights heading to the Southern area of the country are still limited.

  • 19/07/2012 | World

    Spain's Repsol sells non-strategic assets in Chile

    Spanish oil firm Repsol said today it sold non-strategic assets in Chile to a group of Chilean investors for 540 million dollars.

  • 08/03/2014 | World

    Patagonia caves could explain continents formation

    Chilean and French scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were formed.

  • 21/03/2011 | World

    US to transfer control of Libya force in days

    The United States will transfer control of the air assault on Libyan forces within days, President Barack Obama said, even as European divisions fuelled speculation that US leadership would continue.

  • 02/04/2011 | World

    A 5.9 earthquake struck northern Chile, no damage reported

    A magnitude 5.9 quake struck northern Chile today but the Chilean emergency office ONEMI said there were no reports of damage.

  • 25/08/2011 | World

    Second day of strike in Chile against Piñera

    Protesters scuffled with police in the Chilean capital today, the second of a two-day strike against President Sebastian Piñera marked by sporadic looting and more protests.

  • 24/06/2014 | Latin America

    Chile's Bachelet promises to return land to indigenous people

    President Michelle Bachelet announced a plan to buy and return disputed ancestral lands to Chile's indigenous communities as part of a strategy to better incorporate them into the country's political process and economic development.

  • 15/04/2014 | Latin America

    Bolivia files ICJ claim over Chilean sea access

    Bolivian President Evo Morales has presented before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a 200-page legal dossier, claiming access to the sea from Chile.

  • 22/05/2014 | Latin America

    Chile plans bill to relax ban on abortions

    Chile, one of a handful of the world's countries that outlaws abortion in all cases, will debate a bill this year that seeks to relax the ban in certain circumstances, a government spokesman said.

  • 30/05/2014 | Latin America

    Chilean court ends 10-year Pinochet embezzlement probe

    A Chilean court said today it has completed a decade-long investigation into the origin of late dictator Augusto Pinochet's fortune and the general's suspected embezzlement of public funds.

  • 13/04/2014 | Latin America

    Valparaiso fire leaves 12 dead, 500 houses destroyed

    At least 12 people were killed and 500 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that ripped through parts of Chilean port city Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and used aircraft to battle the blaze.

  • 14/04/2014 | Latin America

    Chile: Blaze in Valparaíso kills 12, destroys 2,000 houses

    At least 12 people were killed and 2,000 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that devastated parts of the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and sent in aircraft to battle the blaze.

  • 14/04/2014 | Latin America

    Pope Francis expresses his solidarity with Chilean victims

    Pope Francis expressed his solidarity and "spiritual proximity" to the victims of the "terrible fire" that killed at least 12 people in the Chilean city of Valparaíso.

  • 02/04/2014 | Latin America

    Nearly 300 inmates used quake to escape, many later surrendered

    Nearly 300 female prisoners took advantage of a massive earthquake to escape from a jail in northern Chile, although many have since returned, authorities said.

  • 03/04/2014 | Latin America

    Powerful quake aftershock hits Chile, Bachelet evacuated

    A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late but there were no reports of damage and a precautionary tsunami alert along the coast and in neighboring Peru was called off. President Michelle Bachelet, who had gone to the area to inspect the damage from the earlier quake, was evacuated from her hotel in the city of Arica.

  • 13/04/2014 | Latin America

    Fire engulfs parts of Chile's Valparaiso port

  • 22/03/2014 | Latin America

    Chile hit by Magnitude 6.2 earthquake

    A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile, the US Geological Survey has said. The quake was located 63 miles northwest of the copper-exporting port of Iquique and had a depth of 7.1 miles.

  • 02/04/2014 | Latin America

    Chile calls off tsunami alarm, at least 6 dead in 8.2 earthquake

    Chilean President Bachelet was scheduled to visit the affected areas later today. Damage from the overnight tremor seemed mostly limited.

  • 10/03/2014 | Latin America

    Chilean national killed in Venezuela protests

    A Chilean woman was shot dead while clearing a barricade put up by anti-government protesters in the first foreign fatality from a month of unrest in Venezuela, authorities and state media said.

  • 11/03/2014 | Latin America

    Chile's Bachelet takes office, CFK attends ceremony

    Michelle Bachelet took office today as the president of Chile for the second time in an inauguration ceremony held in front of more than 20 world leaders and public figures, among them, Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 12/03/2014 | Latin America

    Chile's Bachelet to visit Argentina in first presidential tour

    Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet will travel to Argentina in April for what will be her first official visit since being re-elected for office, the nation's Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz confirmed today.

  • 08/08/2013 | Latin America

    Chilean President Piñera seeks forgiveness for census blunder

    President Piñera asked Chileans to forgive him for a 2012 census that a review panel found to be so flawed it should be thrown out, a political embarrassment for his government months before a general election.

  • 09/09/2013 | Latin America

    Stranded Uruguayan fled after sex abuse accusation - Chile prosecutor

    An emaciated 58-year-old Uruguayan man found alive four months after disappearing in the remote Andes Mountains had fled Chile after accusations he sexually abused a minor, a  Chilean prosecutor's office said.

  • 27/01/2014 | Latin America

    Judges confirm Chile's control of fishing grounds contested by Peru

    Chile's claim over rich fishing grounds in the Pacific Ocean, disputed by Peru, was upheld by an international court today, ending one of Latin America's last big border spats.

  • 30/06/2013 | Latin America

    Chile's Bachelet seen winning primary, rival a toss-up

    Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is seen easily winning a primary election to lead the center-left's presidential ticket in November, competing against one of two seasoned politicians from the debilitated right-wing bloc.

  • 17/07/2013 | Latin America

    Chilean right-wing presidential candidate drops bid

    Chilean conservative presidential candidate Pablo Longueira unexpectedly quit his campaign due to depression, his son said, dealing another blow to an already weakened right-wing bloc four months from the general election.

  • 30/04/2013 | Latin America

    Chile to be Latin America's only candidate to UN Council

    Chile will be Latin America's sole candidate for a seat at the United Nations' Security Council for the 2014 to 2015 period, Foreign Affairs Minister Alfredo Moreno told reporters.

  • 20/05/2013 | Latin America

    Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Chile; no tsunami seen

    A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile today, the US Geological Survey said, but Chilean emergency authorities said they saw no prospect that the tremor would generate a tsunami.

  • 27/06/2013 | Latin America

    Chile police evict protesters from schools before Sunday vote

    Chilean police evicted student protesters from 21 Santiago schools that will be used as polling stations for weekend primary elections, a day after a massive march for education reform in the capital.

  • 08/04/2013 | Latin America

    Chilean poet Neruda's body exhumed in murder probe

    The body of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, dead nearly four decades, was exhumed today after his former driver said the poet was poisoned under Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.

  • 11/04/2013 | Latin America

    Chile's students get back to the streets against education system

    Hundreds of thousands of students took their educational claims again back to Chilean streets to demand a free, high-quality education system as the Andean country gets ready for key elections this year.

  • 24/04/2013 | Latin America

    Bolivia takes Pacific Ocean access demand to The Hague

    Facing Bolivia’s access to Pacific Ocean demand at The Hague, Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno said that “100-year old documents” uphold Chile’s stance in the bilateral row.

  • 02/01/2013 | Latin America

    Former Chilean military officials held in Víctor Jara's 1973 slaying

    At least four former military officials were detained in Chile for their alleged role in the slaying of singer-songwriter Víctor Jara during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

  • 30/01/2013 | Latin America

    Magnitude 6.8 quake shakes Chile, but no serious damage

    A strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit central-northern Chile today, shaking buildings as far away as the capital Santiago, and possibly leading a woman to die minutes later of an apparent heart attack, the US Geological Survey and local officials said.

  • 10/02/2013 | Latin America

    Quake shakes Chile's central region, no injuries

    A 5.7 magnitude quake shook Chile's central region on Sunday, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago, but no injuries or major damage was reported.

  • 05/11/2012 | Latin America

    Presidential hopefuls exit in Chile cabinet shuffle

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera shuffled his cabinet today to allow ministers with presidential aspirations to leave, as his embattled conservative coalition seeks support before presidential elections in November 2013.

  • 21/11/2012 | Latin America

    Magnitude 6.1 quake shakes central Chile, no damage reported

    A strong earthquake shook buildings in the Chilean capital of Santiago but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and the country's massive copper mines were not affected

  • 25/12/2012 | Latin America

    Chile lowers alert level over Copahue eruption

    Chile lifted the red alert it had previously issued due to the recent activity of the Copahue volcano, located on its border with Argentina, after the Emergency National Office (ONEMI) said it had registered a decrease in volcanic activity.

  • 16/08/2012 | Latin America

    Chilean police arrest 139 students amid school protests

    Chilean police stormed today three schools in the centre of Santiago, overtaken by students for the past week, and arrested 139 young people who were involved in the protests demanding education reform.

  • 23/08/2012 | Latin America

    Chilean students lead massive protests all over Santiago

    Chilean high-school students will set at least 14 simultaneous protests across Santiago de Chile demanding reforms in the educational system, amidst a series of schools take-overs that led to some violent evictions.

  • 04/09/2012 | Latin America

    Chile's Congress approves tax reform to overhaul schools

    Chile's Congress approved major changes in tax laws aimed to provide funds for an overhaul of the nation's protest-hit schools, handing unpopular President Sebastian Piñera a welcome victory a month from municipal elections.

  • 16/05/2012 | Latin America

    Chilean students march in Santiago to demand free education

    Protesting Chilean students marched again in the streets of Santiago de Chile to demand free education and deep reforms in the country’s schooling system. The demonstration ended up with a clash between hooded protesters and the police.

  • 12/07/2012 | Latin America

    Piñera signs hate crime law after gay youth death

    Chile became one of the last Latin American nations to pass an anti-discrimination law, after a brutal beating that led to a young gay man's death put pressure on conservative president Sebastián Piñera's government to act.

  • 02/08/2012 | Latin America

    Chile rejigs criticized tax reform bill in Congress push

    Chile's government rejigged a sweeping tax reform bill aimed at helping fund an education overhaul, removing criticized benefits for higher earners as it seeks to help its passage through Congress ahead of key local elections.

  • 25/04/2012 | Latin America

    Pinochet testament opened in Chile, no clues on the General’s fortune

    The last will of Chile’s former dictator general Augusto Pinochet was opened in a Chilean court today despite of the family’s protest today. According to judicial sources, the testament had no information on the whereabouts of the late dictator’s fortune.

  • 26/04/2012 | Latin America

    Chile proposes tax reform to fund education overhaul

    Chile's government proposed a sweeping tax reform that raises levies on companies to help fund an education overhaul, as it seeks to quell social protests ahead of local elections seen as a litmus test for the 2013 presidential race.

  • 14/05/2012 | Latin America

    Peru-Chile border hit by 6.2 quake

    A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the border area straddling southern Peru and northern Chile early today, but there were no reports of damage, the Andean neighbors' national emergency offices said.

  • 26/03/2012 | Latin America

    Fourteen injured, thousands evacuated after Chile’s massive earthquake

    Fourteen people were injured and thousands evacuated between Valparaiso and the Biobio region after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Chile last night, the Chilean Interior Ministry informed today.

  • 16/04/2012 | Latin America

    Mexico blasts YPF expropriation plans, Chile 'concerned'

    Mexican President Felipe Calderón said the decision to expropriate YPF was not “very responsible nor very rational.” The Chilean government also expressed 'concern' after the controversial announcement.

  • 17/04/2012 | Latin America

    Chile says to back ENAP in Argentina after YPF move

    Chile will back state oil and gas company ENAP after Argentina moved to expropriate Repsol's controlling share of the country's leading energy company YPF, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said on Tuesday.

  • 12/03/2012 | Latin America

    ‘Economic blockade to the Falklands (Malvinas) not right,’ says UK’s Browne in Chile

    During his two-day official visit to Chile, United Kingdom’s Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne criticized what he called an “economic blockade” to the Malvinas Islands by saying it “wasn’t right.”

  • 15/03/2012 | Latin America

    CFK arrives to Chile ahead of Piñera meeting

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner landed in Santiago, Chile, where she will meet with her Chilean counterpart Sebastián Piñera. Fernández de Kirchner and Piñera will hold a meeting on Friday and will discuss the Argentine claim of sovereignty over the Malvinas islands and trade barriers, among other topics.

  • 25/03/2012 | Latin America

    Big quake hits Chile, no major damage reported

    A major earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital of Santiago and prompting residents to run out of their houses, though there were no initial reports of injuries or serious damage.

  • 04/01/2012 | Latin America

    Massive wildfires rage across Chile

    Forest fires in southern Chile, fueled by intense heat and strong winds, advanced further this week after destroying nearly 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres), officials said.

  • 17/01/2012 | Latin America

    Quake shakes Chile coast, capital

    A 5.6 magnitude quake shook Chile's central coast, shaking buildings as far away as the capital Santiago, but the state emergency office said there were no immediate reports of any damage.

  • 23/01/2012 | Latin America

    Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off central Chile

    A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the central Chilean town of Concepcion on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

  • 14/12/2011 | Latin America

    Take off that tie to save energy, Chilean men told

    Chile's government wants men in the South American country to take off their ties to help fight global warming, hoping the campaign will save on air conditioning as summer starts in the southern hemisphere.

  • 22/12/2011 | Latin America

    Peru's Humala backs Bolivia's coastal claim

    Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said he supports Bolivia's "legitimate" demand for Chile to grant it access to the Pacific coast, a long-held claim the landlocked Andean country plans to take to international courts in 2012.

  • 01/01/2012 | Latin America

    Chilean Torres del Paine national park fire under control

    The fire that broke out in the Chilean Torres del Paine national park forest is under control, due to the good climatic conditions, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said. The Israeli citizen accused havinc caused the fire denied his involvement. More than 12,000 hectares of native forest were destroyed by the blaze.

  • 06/10/2011 | Latin America

    New clashes between the Chilean police, students as tensions escalate

    Students and police clashed in another turbulent day at the Chilean Capital. Police threw tear gas and water cannons at crowd as local television stations images showed.

  • 26/10/2011 | Latin America

    Chile evacuates residents as another volcano stirs

    Chile said it was evacuating residents from around a volcano in the country's far south after it spewed a jet of steam a kilometer into the air and seismic activity triggered an avalanche.

  • 12/11/2011 | Latin America

    Piñera aims for 'strong agreement' over education in Chile

    Chile’s President, Sebastián Piñera, expressed his hopes to be able to achieve a “strong agreement” this month over education, despite the fact that the relationship between the Chilean Government and students has been rocky, following six months of tension-filled protests in the country's capital.

  • 24/09/2011 | Latin America

    Power blackout stuns Chile, halts copper mines

    A massive power blackout paralyzed crucial copper mines in Chile and darkened vast swaths of the country including the capital Santiago before energy started to be restored, officials said.

  • 28/09/2011 | Latin America

    Chile's industrial output rises 2,4% in August, say businessmen

    Industrial production has risen 2,4% last month if compared to the same period the previous year, Chilean businessmen said today. Overall sales also increased by 2,0% as internal sales rose 1,8%, informed industrial sector sources.

  • 29/09/2011 | Latin America

    Chilean students meet with gov’t officials after heavy clashes

    Heavy clashes between Chilean students demanding for education reforms to be carried out by unpopular president Piñera were reported today at Chile’s Capital Santiago before a two hour long, "tense, difficult" meeting with Government officials.

  • 31/08/2011 | Latin America

    Chile: Students burst into Education Ministry, cause property damage

    At least 50 high school students burst into Chile’s Education Ministry in Santiago and occupied the building for two hours. Police sources reported no one was detained but that protesters caused property damage.

  • 02/09/2011 | Latin America

    Chile air force plane presumed crashed, 21 aboard

    A Chilean air force plane disappeared near the Juan Fernandez islands in the Pacific Ocean with 21 people aboard on Friday and was presumed to have crashed, authorities said.

  • 04/09/2011 | Latin America

    Chile says no survivors in Pacific Ocean air crash

    All 21 people aboard a military aircraft that crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the remote Juan Fernández islands perished, Chile's government said, as rescuers and fishermen searched for bodies.

  • 11/08/2011 | Latin America

    Chilean students ask for plebiscite as demonstrations continue

    Chilean students called President Sebastian Piñera “unyielding” and refuse to go back to the negation table and press for an education plebiscite to be carried out. Incidents were reported today at Technology University surrounding and last night when the police tried to clear the university premises. Piñera has fail to present a new proposition for the Chilean educational system.

  • 24/08/2011 | Latin America

    Chileans strike against Piñera

    Protesters barricaded roads and burned tires in parts of Chile's capital as a two-day national strike began against unpopular President Sebastian Piñera, but mining in the world's top copper producer was not disrupted.

  • 26/08/2011 | Latin America

    Teen shot in Chile anti-Piñera protest dies

    A Chilean teenager died, a day after being shot in the chest during massive protests in the capital against President Sebastian Pinera, police said, the first fatality in months of social unrest.

  • 05/08/2011 | Latin America

    Giant mine workers to end two-week strike in Chile

    Workers at Chile's giant Escondida mine accepted a company offer to end a two-week strike that shut down the world's top copper deposit and stoked fears of a global supply shortage.

  • 05/08/2011 | Latin America

    Insomnia haunts rescued Chile miners 1-year on

    Feted as superstars after surviving months trapped deep in the earth's bowels, Chile's 33 rescued miners are fighting ghosts and hardships a year on -- and some are struggling to adjust to life back on the surface.

  • 09/08/2011 | Latin America

    Students protests press on in Chile

    Protesters battled police in Chile's capital in the latest unrest against deeply unpopular President Sebastian Piñera, possibly sidetracking his top priorities such as capital market reforms.

  • 12/07/2011 | Latin America

    Chile’s miners unions return to work, threaten more strikes

    Workers at Chile's state-owned Codelco returned to the job today after a 24-hour strike, threatening more labor unrest if they are not included in the restructuring of the world's top copper miner.

  • 13/07/2011 | Latin America

    Chile´s Puyehue Volcano eruption equals 70 atomic bombs

    The power of the eruption of the volcanic complex Chilean Puyehue-Cordón Caulle is equivalent to the energy released by 70 atomic bombs or two percent of the world´s electrical power, according to a study published by Argentine investigators.

  • 04/08/2011 | Latin America

    Chile: over 800 in custody for protests

    Over 800 people were detained across Chile yesterday when police fired tear gas and water cannons to dissolve student demonstrators demanding an education reforms to be carried out in Chile, government spokesman Andrés Chadwick said today.

  • 01/06/2011 | Latin America

    Quake hits off Chile's coast, no damage

    An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck off Chile's Pacific coast today, causing no damage or injuries in a region rocked by a massive tremor last year.

  • 20/06/2011 | Latin America

    Quake hits Chile's mining north, no damage reported

    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck copper-rich northern Chile today, but there were no reports of damage at major mines and authorities reported no injuries or risk of tsunami.

  • 05/07/2011 | Latin America

    Beset by protests, Chile offers $4 bln for education

    Chile's President Sebastián Piñera, beset by mass student protests over education standards and costs seen threatening his legislative agenda, proposed a $4 billion fund for higher education.

  • 21/03/2011 | Latin America

    Obama calls for new era of US partnership with Latin America

    Following his weekend visit to Latin America's powerhouse Brazil, Obama laid out a vision for deeper trade, investment and political ties with an economically dynamic region where the United States faces growing competition from China.

  • 23/05/2011 | Latin America

    Remains of former Chile president Salvador Allende exhumed

    The remains of former Chile’s president Salvador Allende whose cause of death is still a mystery, were exhumed in Santiago.

  • 24/05/2011 | Latin America

    Salvador Allende´s family pleas for rifle to be found

    The Family of Chile’s former president, Salvador Allende, petitioned for the rifle AK-47 used on his alleged suicide to be found.

  • 08/03/2011 | Latin America

    'Chile's political model is best for Latin America,' Piñera says

    Chilean President Sebastián Piñera called on Latin America to take advantage of its potential for growth and development, adding that the politics of countries like Venezuela and Cuba “don’t lead anywhere.”

  • 11/03/2011 | Latin America

    Chile upgrades tsunami alert for coast, Easter Island

    Chile upgraded a tsunami alert for its coastline and remote Easter Island territory after waves triggered by a massive earthquake in Japan hit Hawaii, and said it would evacuate flood-prone areas along the mainland coast.

  • 16/03/2011 | Latin America

    Magnitude 5.3 quake shakes Chile, no damage seen

    A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled central Chile , shaking buildings in the capital Santiago, but there were no reports of any damage or injuries, the government said.

  • 18/01/2011 | Latin America

    Chile gov't seals deal to end gas price protest

    Chile's government reached a deal to end a weeklong protest in the frigid far south, scaling back natural gas price increases amid threats of labour disruption.

  • 10/02/2011 | Latin America

    Chile cenbank to up rate by 25 bps in February, according to poll

    Chile's central bank is seen raising its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 3.50 percent at February's monetary policy meeting, and then again in March to 3.75 percent, a monthly central bank poll of analysts showed.

  • 12/02/2011 | Latin America

    Quake shakes central Chile but no damage reported

    A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled central Chile on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, striking close to a zone hit by a devastating quake a year ago and shaking the capital Santiago, but there were no reports of damage.

  • 07/01/2011 | Latin America

    Chile joins peers in recognizing Palestinian state

    Chile said it had recognized a Palestinian state, joining an endorsement by Latin American peers the United States has called premature and Israel has warned is harmful to the Middle East peace process.

  • 13/01/2011 | Latin America

    Chile's defence minister resigns

    Chile's Defence Minister resigned, the government said, the first minister to leave the Cabinet since President Sebastian Piñera took power last year.

  • 14/01/2011 | Latin America

    Chile's Piñera reshuffles cabinet, keeps Larraín

    Chilean President Sebastián Piñera shook up his cabinet, reassigning four portfolios after a slide in his approval rating but keeping respected Finance Minister Felipe Larraín in his post.

  • 05/02/2013 | Sports

    Nadal wins doubles match on Chilean comeback

    Rafa Nadal made a successful comeback after a seven-month injury absence with victory in the first round of the Chilean Open doubles today.

  • 12/03/2013 | Sports

    Newell's beat Chile's Universidad

    Newell's Old Boys defeated Chile's Universidad in Santiago by 2-0, and lead its group at the Libertadores Cup.

  • 11/03/2014 | Sports

    Zárate turns down World Cup chance with Chile

    The ex Inter Milan and Lazio striker and the top scorer in the Argentine league this year, has turned down an offer from Chile to be part of their World Cup squad.

  • 05/01/2013 | Sports

    Dakar 2013 kicks off with quads, bikes

    The 34 edition of the Rally Dakar kicked off with the first bikes and quads from the beaches in Lima, Peru, in a competition that will also reach Argentina and end at Chile.

  • 09/01/2013 | Sports

    Patronelli unapproachable in Chile

  • 10/01/2013 | Sports

    Two killed in crash at Dakar Rally

    Two people have died and seven were injured in a three-vehicle accident during the Dakar Rally according to race organizers.

  • 27/09/2012 | Sports

    Sabella unveils list for next World Cup qualifiers matches

    Argentina's national football team's coach Alejandro Sabella unveiled the list of players summoned for the next Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers matches against Uruguay and Chile, to be held on October 12 and 16, respectively.

  • 16/10/2012 | Sports

    Argentina weather Chile storm to win

  • 14/11/2012 | Sports

    Borghi fired and Vidal off as Chile lose to Serbia

    Chile coach Claudio Borghi was fired minutes after his team were outclassed 3-1 by Serbia in a friendly which saw midfielder Arturo Vidal sent off for the second international in a row

  • 02/05/2012 | Sports

    Last minute victory for Boca over Unión Española

    Boca Juniors managed to beat Chile's Unión Española 2-1 in the match for the first leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.

  • 09/05/2012 | Sports

    Boca beat Unión Española, reach quarter-finals

    Boca Juniors defeated Chile's Unión Española 3-2 in the match for the second leg of the Libertadores de América Cup and reached the quarter-finals.

  • 14/02/2012 | Sports

    Parra studies move to Universidad de Chile

    Independiente’s forward Facundo Parra has unveiled his prospective move from Argentina’s powerhouse to 2011 Copa Sudamericana champions Universidad de Chile.

  • 22/02/2012 | Sports

    Universidad de Chile thrash Godoy Cruz

    Universidad de Chile thrashed Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 5-1 at Santa Laura Stadium for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de America Cup.

  • 21/03/2012 | Sports

    Dakar Rally confirms 2013 South American edition

    Dakar Rally’s organization confirmed that next year’s 35th edition of the world’s most famous race will also be the 5th to take place on the South American continent, which has hosted the event since 2009.

  • 14/11/2011 | Sports

    Chile forward Sánchez fit to face Paraguay

    Chile forward Alexis Sánchez is fit to face Paraguay in their South American World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, his country's soccer federation said on its website.

  • 27/12/2011 | Sports

    Dakar vehicles head to Mar del Plata

    The vehicles that will be part of the Rally Dakar began arriving at the North breakwater of Mar del Plata City to get ready for the competition. The convoy left Lima, in Zárate, this morning and headed towards the coastal city.

  • 05/01/2012 | Sports

    Dakar’s sixth stage suspended due to climate conditions

    The sixth stage of the Rally Dakar 2012, the first one in Chilean territory, has been suspended due to intense snow storms that do not allow the trespassing of the vehicles from Argentina.

  • 07/10/2011 | Sports

    Higuaín hits hat-trick as Argentina thrash Chile

    Gonzalo Higuaín scored a hat-trick, while Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a competitive match for Argentina in two and a half years as the hosts crushed Chile 4-1 in their opening 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.

  • 20/10/2011 | Sports

    Vélez draw Universidad Católica, reach quarter-finals

    Vélez Sársfield drew Chile's Universidad Católica 1-1 and reached the quarter finals of the Sudamericana Cup at the José Amalfitani Stadium. In the first leg played in Santiago, the Argentine team won 2-0.

  • 11/11/2011 | Sports

    Suárez scores four as Uruguay crush Chile

    Uruguay striker Luis Suárez scored all four goals as the Copa America holders crushed Chile 4-0 to stay top of the South American 2014 World Cup qualifying group.

  • 30/03/2011 | Sports

    Chile's Figueroa will not stand for FIFA presidency

    Former Chile captain Elias Figueroa has decided not to run for FIFA president in June, citing little time to prepare a creditable platform from which to try to wrest power from Sepp Blatter.

  • 07/04/2011 | Sports

    Vélez-Universidad Católica draw without goals

    Vélez Sársfield draw 0-0 with Chile’s Universidad Católica during the match for the Group 4 of the Libertadores de América Cup and must beat Caracas in the next game in order to achieve the pre-quarter finals.

  • 18/08/2011 | Sports

    Chile's Colo Colo sack Argentine coach Gallego

    Argentine coach Americo Gallego has been sacked by leading Chilean club Colo Colo following last weekend's 3-0 league defeat by modest Universidad de Concepcion.

  • 22/02/2011 | Sports

    Chile's ailing Colo Colo name Argentine Gallego as coach

    Former Argentina and River Plate midfielder Américo Gallego was appointed coach of Colo Colo. Chile's most successful club, who won the Libertadores Cup in 1991, are bottom of the Apertura championship.

  • 10/03/2011 | Sports

    Unión Española beat Vélez

    Chile’s Unión Española defeated Vélez Sársfield 2-1 for the Group 4 of the Libertadores de América Cup. The game was held at the Santa Laura de Santiago stadium.

  • 24/03/2011 | Sports

    Vélez defeat Unión Española

    Vélez Sársfield defeated Chile’s Unión Española 2-1 in the fourth round of Group 4 of the Libertadores Cup. The game was held at the José Amalfitani Stadium.

  • 07/01/2011 | Sports

    Doubts over Bielsa as Jadue takes Chile FA chair

    Opposition candidate Sergio Jadue won the twice-held election for president of the Chilean Football Association (ANFP), opening up new doubts about Marcelo Bielsa's future as Chile coach.

  • 03/02/2011 | Sports

    Bielsa to stay as Chile coach, says FA chief

    Marcelo Bielsa, who led Chile to their first World Cup finals in 12 years, has reversed his decision to quit as national team coach and is staying on in the job, Chilean FA (ANFP) President Sergio Jadue said.

  • 04/02/2011 | Sports

    Bielsa resigns as Chile coach

    Chile 2010 World Cup coach Marcelo Bielsa announced he had decided to resign, two days after the Chilean FA (ANFP) said he was staying on.

  • 10/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Madonna arrives in Argentina for her MDNA Tour shows

    Madonna arrived in Buenos Aires under tight security to prepare for her River Plate shows on December 13, 15 and 22.

  • 10/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Chilean film 'Gloria' cheered at Berlin festival

    There were cheers for Chilean drama "Gloria" at the Berlin film festival, partly out of relief as the annual cinema showcase finally got its first hit after a series of critical misses.

  • 08/01/2011 | Arts and Media

    Fans celebrate Elvis Presley's 76th birthday

    Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans, including the Chilean miner Edison Peña, gathered at Graceland to celebrate the 76th birthday of the late rock n' roll icon.

  • 26/02/2011 | Arts and Media

    Chilean playwright Isidora Aguirre dies aged 92

    The Chilean playwright Isidora Aguirre, author or the classical musical play “La Pérgola de las Flores” (The Flower Stand) and many other theatre works, died in a hospital in Santiago late last night at 92 years of age, her family members informed.

  • 14/05/2012 | Arts and Media

    Michael Jackson costumes shown on world tour

    A collection of costumes worn by the late Michael Jackson is going on a global tour starting next month ahead of an auction in Beverly Hills in December, Julien's Auctions said.

  • 02/04/2014 | Multimedia

    Video: Powerful tremor rocks Chile

  • 18/06/2014 | Multimedia

    Rajoy, abdicating King Juan Carlos 'joke' about 'fixed' WC match

    Spain’s 5-1 stunning defeat in its World Cup opener against the Netherlands last week that could mean the exit of the defending champions from the international tournament if it does not make it against Chile today, seems to be worrying Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and abdicating King Juan Carlos.

  • 12/09/2012 | Sports

    Colombia gain another excellent qualifying victory

    Colombia showed again yesterday it is one of the powers in South American World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over a 10-man Chile.

  • 28/05/2013 | Argentina

    Red alert issued over Copahue volcano

    After the Copahue volcano on the Neuquén provincial Andean border with Chile began spewing smoke due to an increase in seismic activity, a red alert was issued by Chilean and provincial authorities ordering the full evacuation of an estimated 3,000 people.

  • 17/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Venezuela beat Chile, headed to semis

    Venezuela beat Chile 2-1 to reach the semifinals of the Copa América for the first time in their history.

  • 12/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Chile strike late to beat Peru and top group

    Centre-back Waldo Ponce scored in injury time to give Chile a dramatic 1-0 win over Peru to leave the Chileans top of Group C at the Copa América.

  • 14/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Chile's Paredes assures Venezuela 'better than Brazil' at Copa

    Venezuela have played better than Brazil at the Copa América and will present Chile with a tough test in their quarter-final this weekend, Chilean striker Esteban Paredes said.

  • 15/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Chile coach vows to stick with goalless Suazo

    Chile striker Humberto Suazo will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's Copa América quarter-final against Venezuela despite his goalscoring drought, coach Claudio Borghi said.

  • 04/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Borghi's Chile beat Mexico in Copa debut

    Chile beat Mexico 2-1, in the debut match of Group C of Copa America. The match was played played at the Bicentenario stadium in San Juan province. Mexican defender Néstor Araujo scored a first time goal, while Esteban Paredes and Arturo Vidal scored second half goals for Chile  and turned the match around.

  • 07/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Uruguay to make two changes to face Chile

    Uruguay will make two changes to the side that drew with Peru when they face Chile in their next Copa América clash, coach Oscar Tabárez said.

  • 08/07/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Chile hold Uruguay in latest Copa América stalemate

    Uruguay and Chile drew 1-1 at the Copa América as the list of stalemates in the early stages of the tournament in Argentina continued to grow.

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    Groups & Fixture

    The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    The teams

    See slideshow.

  • 30/06/2011 | In Depth - Copa América 2011

    The star players of the Cup

    Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.

  • 24/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Chilean federation fined after fans storm Maracana

    Chile's national football federation (ANFP) has been fined by FIFA after a group of ticketless Chilean fans forced their way into the Maracana Stadium's media centre last week in a desperate effort to watch their team play Spain in a World Cup Group B match.

  • 28/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Lucky Brazil out Chile in penalty shootout

    A fearless La Roja was in the verge of making World Cup history, but Brazil ended up going through the last-16 stage against Chile 3-2 by penalty shootouts at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.

  • 18/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Del Bosque: There will be consequences for Spain after exit

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said there would be "consequences", including potentially for himself, after the holders' shock elimination from the World Cup today, but that he needed time to reflect.

  • 23/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Brazil bid for top spot against Cameroon, Spain bow out

    Hosts Brazil will look to secure top spot in World Cup Group A and banish doubts about their title credentials when they take on eliminated Cameroon today, while deposed champions Spain bow out against Australia.

  • 23/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Dutch dodge Brazil after beating Chile

    Goals by substitutes Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile today that put them top of World Cup Group B and avoid a second-round meeting with Brazil.

  • 13/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Chile got the win they needed

    Chile held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3-1 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup clash.

  • 18/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    World champions Spain out after Chile defeat

    Hard-working Chile overwhelmed an out-of-sorts Spain 2-0 to secure their - and the Netherlands' - place in the World Cup second round and eliminate the holders on a memorable night at the Maracana.

  • 18/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Chilean fans storm media centre at Maracana

    Some 200 Chilean soccer fans stormed the Maracana media centre around an hour before kick-off in the World Cup match against Spain, raising major concerns for FIFA and tournament organisers.


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