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Water slowly restored in Chile capital after deadly floods

Santiago - The Chilean authorities worked Monday to restore water to some 4.5 million people in the capital Santiago, whose supply had to be cut after deadly floods contaminated a major river.

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Santiago - Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, authorities said.

Talks to end Chile copper mine strike postponed

Antofagasta - Negotiations aimed at ending a strike that has halted production at the world's biggest copper mine were postponed indefinitely Wednesday, the government and a union said.

Striking Chile copper miners accept govt mediation

Santiago - Chilean miners who have rattled commodity markets by halting production at the world's biggest copper pit agreed Tuesday to restart government-mediated negotiations to end their strike.

Strike at world's top copper mine could last 2 months

Santiago - Striking workers at the world's top copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, said Friday they were prepared to hold out for two months in their bid for higher salaries.

Workers strike at world's top copper mine

Santiago - Workers at the world's top copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, launched what they vowed would be a "long and hard" strike Thursday, causing jitters on world commodity markets.

World's biggest copper mine faces 'long, hard' strike

Santiago - Workers at the world's largest copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, are vowing to launch a "long and hard" strike Thursday for pay increases, causing jitters on world markets.

Chile summons for suspect in Japanese student's death

Santiago - Chile's Supreme Court has issued a summons for a Chilean man suspected of killing a Japanese student in France in December, officials said Wednesday.

Chile rejects French request to arrest murder suspect

Santiago - A Chilean judge on Friday rejected a request from France to arrest a man suspected of killing a Japanese student in the French city of Besancon.

France seeks Chilean in Japanese student's death

Besan - France has asked Chile to extradite the man suspected of killing a Japanese student in the eastern French city of Besancon last month, officials said Monday.

More than 40 detained in Chile for spreading forest fires

Santiago - Authorities have detained 43 people suspected of stoking some of the deadly Chilean forest fires that have killed 11 people and destroyed large swaths of land, President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday.

Death toll climbs to 11 in Chile forest fires

Santiago - Forest fires ravaging southern Chile have now killed 11 people, President Michelle Bachelet said Saturday, as firefighters waged an all-out battle to extinguish the raging infernos.

Chile wildfires kill 10 people: president

Santiago - Raging forest fires in central Chile have killed 10 people, displaced thousands and destroyed entire villages, the government said Thursday.

Fourth firefighter dies in Chile wildfires

Santiago - A fourth firefighter died Wednesday while battling vast forest blazes in central Chile, the emergency services said.

Chile farmers fight wildfire 'catastrophe'

Malloco - Chile's president ordered extra funds Tuesday to be spent on fighting the country's worst forest fires ever, as frantic locals called for help to save their homes, animals and farmland.

Chile fires cause 'worst forestry disaster' in its history

Santiago - Vast woodland fires in the center and south of Chile have caused "the biggest forestry disaster in our history," President Michelle Bachelet said Monday, canceling a trip abroad to supervise the emergency.

'Catastrophe' declared as wildfires rage in central Chile

Metropolitana - Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile as crews Saturday fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.

French president warns against protectionism on Latin American visit

Santiago - French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that protectionism is "the worst response," in a seeming allusion to the "America First" policies of new US President Donald Trump.

Chile city in state of emergency over wildfires

Santiago - Chile on Saturday declared a local state of emergency over wildfires plaguing the landmark tourist-draw city of Valparaiso.

French police search forest for body of Japanese student

Besan - Police in eastern France searched a forest on Thursday for the body of a missing Japanese student as a chilling video emerged in which a man thought to be her fugitive Chilean ex-boyfriend threatens her.

Chilean wanted for suspected murder of Japanese student

Besan - French authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Chilean man suspected of murdering a Japanese student who went missing in the town of Besancon last month, authorities said on Tuesday.

Fire in historic Chilean city 'practically' controlled

Santiago - A large fire that burned 150 homes in the historic port city of Valparaiso, Chile, has been "practically" brought under control, an official said Tuesday.

Huge wildfire burns homes in Valparaiso, Chile

Playa Ancha - A wildfire ravaged woods and burned 100 homes in the hilly Chilean port city of Valparaiso on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people.

Strong Christmas Day quake alarms Chile, but no deaths reported

Santiago - A strong Christmas Day quake rattled southern Chile on Sunday, triggering initial tsunami fears and evacuations, but no deaths were reported and damage was minor.The quake registered 7.

Scans unveil secrets of world's oldest mummies

Santiago - The world's oldest mummies have just had an unusual check-up.

Pinochet agents apologize for Chile crimes

Santiago - Nine former agents of late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime asked forgiveness for their crimes Friday -- a first for Chile -- but victims' families rejected the gesture as a ploy.

Sex doll gift blows up into scandal for Chile minister

Santiago - A Twitter storm blew up Wednesday in Chile over a business association's Christmas gift to the economy minister: an inflatable sex doll "to stimulate the economy.

Chile judge quizzes Pinochet's widow in graft probe

Santiago - A judge in Chile questioned the 94-year-old widow of the late dictator Augusto Pinochet on Wednesday over charges she embezzled public funds through a women's non-profit group she ran.

Pinochet shadow looms over Chile 10 years after death

Santiago - Chile marks the 10th anniversary on Saturday of the death of late dictator Augusto Pinochet, who has gradually become a national pariah even as his legacy continues to dominate the country.

Bank regulators seek deal on crisis reforms

Santiago - World banking supervisors said Wednesday they were closing in on finalizing controversial new regulations to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.
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Chilean students protesting last year.
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The man wearing a red shirt is one of many "fish-cleaners" at the Fish Terminal. He works cleaning fish for customers in exchange of tips. Fish cleaners have "devoted followers" among the local marine birds.
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Section of the road in the Chilean side of the route Los Andes - Mendoza. Some snow remains in the slopes through the summer.
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Juan Illanes, 51, hugs his wife, becoming the third miner to be freed from the San Jose mine where 33 miners have been trapped since August 5th, near Copiapo, Chile.
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Spun yarns colored with natural or artificial dyes are sold at the market.
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Everybody had a good time either showing and describing the virtues of their products or tasting and purchasing a huge range of beers.
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This merchant (Ricardo Valdes) owns several retail and wholesale stalls in the market.
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Stairway leading to the main building of UTFSM. The monument to benefactor Federico Santa María Carrera is in the center, facing the Pacific Ocean.
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El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Huasos, or Chilean cowboys, prepare to show their skills with the horses.
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Decorative display of apples, pineapples, picked chilies, pearl onions and olives.
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The hills surrounding the Bay of Valparaíso are now populated to the very top, and beyond.
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Chilean street performer of popular music.
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Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
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Volksvagen decorations of the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver, Canada.
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Marble sculpture in the park of Francisco de Aguirre Avenue, La Serena, Chile.
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Giant yellow condom in La Florida district of Santiago, Chile. Photo taken: May 15, 2014.
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Stone walls, gardens and terraces make the architecture of the UTFSM campus one of the most scenic urban locations in Chile.
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Florencio Avalos, 31, becomes the first miner to exit the Phoenix rescue capsule after an accident trapped 33 miners for 68 days in the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile the night of October 12, 2010.
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A solitary fisherman works on his nets at the Antofagasta Fishing Cove.

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