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.
Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli called today “unacceptable” the chantings of Chilean marines inciting to kill Argentines, Bolivians and Peruvians.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spanish oil firm Repsol said today it sold non-strategic assets in Chile to a group of Chilean investors for 540 million dollars.
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.
A magnitude 5.9 quake struck northern Chile today but the Chilean emergency office ONEMI said there were no reports of damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the central Chilean town of Concepcion on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The remains of former Chile’s president Salvador Allende whose cause of death is still a mystery, were exhumed in Santiago.
The Family of Chile’s former president, Salvador Allende, petitioned for the rifle AK-47 used on his alleged suicide to be found.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chile's Defence Minister resigned, the government said, the first minister to leave the Cabinet since President Sebastian Piñera took power last year.
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.
Rafa Nadal made a successful comeback after a seven-month injury absence with victory in the first round of the Chilean Open doubles today.
Newell's Old Boys defeated Chile's Universidad in Santiago by 2-0, and lead its group at the Libertadores Cup.
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.
Two people have died and seven were injured in a three-vehicle accident during the Dakar Rally according to race organizers.
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.
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
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.
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.
Independiente’s forward Facundo Parra has unveiled his prospective move from Argentina’s powerhouse to 2011 Copa Sudamericana champions Universidad de Chile.
Universidad de Chile thrashed Mendoza's Godoy Cruz 5-1 at Santa Laura Stadium for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de America Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Madonna arrived in Buenos Aires under tight security to prepare for her River Plate shows on December 13, 15 and 22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Venezuela beat Chile 2-1 to reach the semifinals of the Copa América for the first time in their history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.