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Striking Chilean miners blockade themselves underground

Santiago - More than 70 Chilean miners striking over unpaid wages have blocked themselves inside a shaft deep underground and are refusing food and water in protest, their union says."They blocked off all the entrances.

Chile to try former secret police for diplomat's death

Santiago - Fifteen former members of Chile's dictatorship-era secret police must stand trial for the 1976 kidnapping and killing of a Spanish diplomat, the country's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Chile anti-smoking bill has tobacco industry on edge

Santiago - A tough anti-smoking bill is trying to get nicotine-hooked Chile to kick the habit, but has provoked a backlash from the powerful tobacco industry.

Chile tackles army silence on dictatorship crimes

Santiago - Chile launched a special unit within the army Monday to help investigate abuses committed by late dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime and uproot pacts of silence protecting perpetrators.

Chile jails 14 officers for death of Pinochet henchman

Santiago - Chile's Supreme Court jailed a group of 14 Uruguayan and Chilean army officers Tuesday for kidnapping and killing a top agent of late dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime in order to silence him.

Former head of Pinochet's secret police dead in Chile

Santiago - Manuel Contreras, the former head of Chile's feared intelligence service under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, has died. He was 86.Contreras died in a military hospital in Santiago, officials said.

Chilean Congress takes first step towards legal abortion

Santiago - Chile's Congress took its first step toward legalizing abortion in some cases, a practice that has been legally banned for decades in the socially conservative nation.

U.S. cable says Pinochet told of army involvement in teens' burning

Washington - The burning alive of two teenagers by a Chilean military patrol in 1986 was directly reported to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, but he refused to accept it, according to US documents declassified Friday.

Chile charges five ex-military in youth's burning death

Santiago - Five former Chilean soldiers were indicted Thursday in the killing of a teenager who was burned to death after being picked up at a protest during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Chile burn victim files criminal complaint against Pinochet soldiers

Santiago - A woman who survived being set on fire by Chilean soldiers during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet filed a criminal complaint in the case Wednesday, nearly three decades after the disfiguring attack.

Five more arrested in Chile for Pinochet-era immolation

Santiago - A Chilean judge on Monday ordered the arrest of five more former soldiers for allegedly burning alive a teenage photographer seized at a protest against the late dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1986.

Chile charges seven in Pinochet-era death of photographer

Santiago - Seven ex-military men were indicted Friday in Chile over the 1986 killing of a photographer reportedly doused with gasoline and set ablaze by soldiers during a protest against then-ruler Augusto Pinochet.

Chilean Congress in mea culpa over political corruption

Santiago - The Chilean Congress made an unprecedented mea culpa Tuesday for a series of corruption cases involving lawmakers that have eroded public confidence in the institution.

Gay couples in Chile sign up for first civil unions

Santiago - Gay couples flocked to civil registries in Chile on Thursday to pick a time to celebrate the first same-sex civil unions since their historic approval earlier this year.

Mediators want 'urgent de-escalation' in Colombia

Havana - Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called Tuesday for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict, as 1,200 terrified indigenous people fled more heavy fighting.

Frenchwoman jailed for three years for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman for three years for conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics firms for use in luxury beauty products.

Copa America Final Tactical Preview: Chile - Argentina

For the most part, cup finals tend to be dull, cautious battles between two physically, mentally, and emotionally drained sides fearing to make mistakes.

Gay pride events in Latin America seek more rights

Santiago - Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights, with many celebrating the US Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Sampaoli's reaction to Cavani's dismissal guides Chile to semis

Chile’s Copa America quarter final victory over Uruguay went according to plan, with the hosts encountering difficulties solving a deep, organized defence.

Copa America Tactical preview: Chile - Uruguay

It’s been nearly over a year since Chile and Uruguay bowed out of the World Cup, and one of the South American giants will suffer the same fate in this year’s Copa America.

Chilean capital in first pollution emergency in 16 years

Santiago - Dangerously high pollution levels have Chile's capital on the brink of issuing an environmental emergency, the first such time the measure is to be implemented in 16 years.

Chilean police, students clash on eve of football fest

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday to break up a large student protest that turned violent on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship.

Frenchwoman on trial for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A Frenchwoman went on trial Monday accused of conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics companies for use in luxury beauty products.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting against what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons Thursday to disperse stone-throwing students protesting what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.

Clashes as Chile's Bachelet seeks to shift focus to reforms

Playa Ancha - Chile's embattled President Michelle Bachelet sought to get her reform agenda back on track in her annual address to Congress Thursday, as anti-government protests outside descended into clashes with police.

Thousands in Chile's 'March for Equality' to support gay rights

Santiago - Thousands of people, many waving rainbow-colored flags, gathered in Santiago for a "March for Equality," pushing for Chile to acknowledge more gay rights.

Op-Ed: Survivors commemorate 45 victims of Andean tragedy

Los Angeles - Various activities will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the so-called "Tragedy of Antuco" in which 45 soldiers of the Chilean Army died in a blizzard in the Andes Mountains during a training march which should have never taken place.

Ailing teen who championed euthanasia dies in Chile

Santiago - A 14-year-old cystic fibrosis patient who made international news by pleading with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be allowed to end her own life, has succumbed to her illness, her family announced Thursday.

Two students shot dead at Chile protest: Police

Santiago - Two students were shot dead Thursday in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso when protests against President Michelle Bachelet's education reform efforts turned violent, police said.
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Restaurant “El gato tuerto” (“The one-eyed cat ) is perched high up in one of the hills of Val...
Restaurant “El gato tuerto” (“The one-eyed cat") is perched high up in one of the hills of Valparaíso and has a great view of the bay.
Family members of Claudio Yañez  34  cheer on as he becomes the eighth miner to leave the San Jose ...
Family members of Claudio Yañez, 34, cheer on as he becomes the eighth miner to leave the San Jose mine with the "Fenix" rescue capsule the morning of October 13, 2010. An accident trapped 33 miners for over nine weeks in the mine located near Copiapo, Chile.
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Colourful wool garments and handicrafts at Angelmó market.
Colourful wool garments and handicrafts at Angelmó market.
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Busy intersection next to the market. A couple of policemen attempt to bring some order to the chaot...
Busy intersection next to the market. A couple of policemen attempt to bring some order to the chaotic traffic. On this day the students of the University nearby had taken the day off from protesting against the government's limited educational funding.
Volcano Copahue. Chile and Argentina issued red alert for eruptive activity of this active Andean vo...
Volcano Copahue. Chile and Argentina issued red alert for eruptive activity of this active Andean volcano in the south of Chile.
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Seafood lovers enjoy a variety of fish and shellfish dishes at PeZcadores in Quintay Cove.
Seafood lovers enjoy a variety of fish and shellfish dishes at PeZcadores in Quintay Cove.
Colourful wool garments on sale at Angelmó market.
Colourful wool garments on sale at Angelmó market.
A partial view of the Valparaíso modern port facilities. In the center-right of the picture is the ...
A partial view of the Valparaíso modern port facilities. In the center-right of the picture is the downtown section of the city.
Bio-Bío River.
Bio-Bío River.
Aerial view of the northern city of Antofagasta  Chile.
Aerial view of the northern city of Antofagasta, Chile.
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Cliffs and mountain scenery surrounding Lake General Carrera  the largest lake in Chile located in t...
Cliffs and mountain scenery surrounding Lake General Carrera, the largest lake in Chile located in the Chilean Patagonia.
Members of the press gather on an authorized part of a hill overlooking the rescue operation involve...
Members of the press gather on an authorized part of a hill overlooking the rescue operation involved in liberating 33 trapped miners in San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile.
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 La Esmeralda   training ship for the Chilean Navy at her Valparaiso base. Unfortunately  the beauti...
"La Esmeralda", training ship for the Chilean Navy at her Valparaiso base. Unfortunately, the beautiful four-masted tall ship has now a bad reputation. From 1973 to 1980, it was used as a floating jail and torture chamber for political prisoners during the Pinochet years.
The fishing cove is protected from the wind and the waves of the Pacific Ocean by a long dock leavin...
The fishing cove is protected from the wind and the waves of the Pacific Ocean by a long dock leaving a channel between the red and green light signals for the boats to come in and out.
In the Argentine side there are many tunnels where the mountains reach right to the banks of the Men...
In the Argentine side there are many tunnels where the mountains reach right to the banks of the Mendoza River.
Chilean Economy Minister  Pablo Longueira
Chilean Economy Minister, Pablo Longueira
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An example of Chilean Air Force planes
An example of Chilean Air Force planes
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The Atacama humanoid  a 6 inch body found in the Atacama desert in Chile.
The Atacama humanoid, a 6 inch body found in the Atacama desert in Chile.
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Two sick condors  male and female  being cared for at a vet clinic in the city of Los Andes  Chile.
Two sick condors, male and female, being cared for at a vet clinic in the city of Los Andes, Chile.
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