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Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches

Santiago - Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches in recent months.

Chilean surfing star on quest to save hometown coast

El Valle - Ramon Navarro is one of the world's top big-wave surfers, but this fisherman's son still has a place in his heart for the spot where he learned his trade -- a stretch of Chilean coastline he is now fighting to save.

Chile ordered to pay $2.7 million to 2010 tsunami victims

Santiago - A Chilean court ordered the government Thursday to pay $2.7 million to the families of 20 people killed by a devastating tsunami in 2010.

Chile reburies Nobel-winning poet Pablo Neruda

Isla Negra - Chile reburied Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's remains Tuesday after exhuming them to determine whether he was assassinated by late dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime -- a mystery that still lingers.

Chile honors poet Neruda before reburying body

Santiago - Chile paid homage to Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda as it prepared to rebury him Tuesday after examining his body to determine whether he was assassinated by the country's former dictatorship.

Chile heavy rain leaves millions without water, closes copper mine

Santiago - Four million people in Santiago were without tap water Sunday after unusually heavy rain pounding central Chile triggered landslides that fouled the city's water supply and forced the closure of the world's biggest copper mine, officials said.

Storms leave three million without water in Chile capital

Santiago - Three million people in the Chilean capital were without drinking water on Saturday after heavy rain caused landslides that fouled the rivers supplying the city, officials said.

Massive sardine die-off in Chile’s Queule River

A massive fish kill was reported last week in the Queule River Estuary in Chile, leaving over 1,000 tons of dead sardines covering the waters and beaches and creating a human health threat.

Finding out what really happened on Easter Island

On Easter Island, iconic moai stone statues stand in silence, looking inland, as if watching over the spirits of the ancestors of the culture that disappeared. Do we really know what happened to the Rapa Nui Culture?

Antarctica: International relations in a cold climate

Puerto Williams - Winter is coming, and like many scientists posted in Antarctica, Bogdan Gavrylyuk is looking forward to going home.

Chile lawmakers authorize abortion in limited cases

Santiago - Lawmakers in Chile's lower house of Congress on Thursday approved abortion in limited circumstances, the first step towards lifting a decades-old ban on the practice in the socially conservative South American country.

Chile salmon farms lose 23 million fish due to toxic algae bloom

An ongoing and deadly toxic algae bloom off the coast of Chile, the world's second largest salmon exporter, has sent the country's salmon industry into a tailspin.

Leader of Chile's 'Death Caravan' dies

Santiago - A retired Chilean general who led an army death squad that killed 75 opponents of dictator Augusto Pinochet died Wednesday.

Fewer sea lion pup standings this year — They are already dead

In Chile and California this year, sea lion pup strandings are down significantly from last year, but this is actually bad news. The youngsters aren't washing ashore hungry, sick and disorientated because most of them are dead.

Rare find: Only known U.S. jaguar caught on video in AZ mountains

Tucson - He's the only known wild jaguar in the U.S., and he's finally been caught — on video. The big cat, known as "El Jefe," (the boss), is seen prowling around a creek in the Santa Rita mountains of southern Arizona.

Chile court orders poet Neruda's remains returned

Santiago - A Chilean court on Wednesday ordered poet Pablo Neruda's remains be returned to his tomb, three years after they were exhumed to determine whether the Nobel laureate was assassinated.

Turkey's Erdogan woos Latin America

Santiago - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he was in Latin America to pursue a "strategy of opening" as he kicked off a three-country regional tour in Chile."Chile is a key country for our opening in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Turkey has spent $9 bn on refugees: Erdogan

Santiago - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday his country has spent more than $9 billion on services for 2.5 million refugees from conflict-torn Syria and Iraq."Turkey has opened its doors without distinction to more than 2.

Chile president tearful as daughter in law charged

Rancagua - A Chilean court Friday brought formal tax fraud charges against the daughter in law of President Michelle Bachelet in a scandal the leftist leader tearfully admitted was a "painful" ordeal.

Pinochet regime victims' families get $1.3 mn in damages

Santiago - Chile's Supreme Court ordered the state Tuesday to pay $1.3 million in damages to the families of four people who disappeared in the 1970s during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
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