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Three suspects arrested in Chile subway bombing

Santiago - Two men and a woman were arrested early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a recent bombing in a subway station in the Chilean capital, police said.

Chile coup anniversary leaves 14 wounded, 179 arrested

Santiago - Fourteen people were wounded and 179 arrested during unrest that broke out on the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, police said Friday.

New Chile bombings hit resort city

Santiago - Two homemade bombs have exploded at a shopping center in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar, adding to panic after a subway bombing in Santiago wounded 14 people.

Bomb rips through packed Chile metro station, 14 hurt

Santiago - A homemade bomb wounded 14 people when it rocked a food court inside a packed Santiago metro station at lunch hour on Monday, with Chile's government calling it a "terrorist act.

Bomb rocks Chile metro, seven injured

Santiago - A bomb rocked a food court inside a Santiago metro station on Monday, wounding seven people in a blast Chile's government called a "terrorist act.

'Chinchineros' — Part of Chile’s intangible cultural heritage

Santiago - A true celebration of popular musical heritage was held on September 3 when 15 family groups performing traditional Chilean instruments exhibited their century-old skills in the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Centre (GAM) in Santiago de Chile.

‘Chacarero’ — Probably the best sandwich you may ever eat

Boston - The Spanish word “Chacarero” means “small-scale farmer,” but it also stands for the name of a sandwich Chileans enjoy in restaurants or at home, and that surprises foreign visitors who describe it as "the best darn sandwich" they have ever had.

Chile navy officer makes history by announcing he is gay

Santiago - A navy officer became the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay -- a groundbreaking admission in this conservative Catholic country.

'Chilean Schindler's List' saved leftists from regime

Santiago - During the darkest days of Chile's dictatorship, a man named Jorge Schindler saved dozens of leftist militants by employing them undercover at his pharmacies, risking his own life like a different Schindler during another of history's nightmares.

Chilean students take to the streets again in Santiago

Santiago - Students in Chile are out in force again protesting the slow pace of education reform as thousands of peaceful protesters marched through the capital Santiago yesterday, August 21.

From earliest human settlement in the Americas to modern city Special

Puerto Montt - Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile that thrives on salmon farming, trade and tourism. It is a port of call for international cruise ships and departure of vessels to Chiloé Island and the Patagonian Fjords in the far south of the continent.

Ferry runs aground in Chilean Fjords, 17 passengers rescued

Puerto Natales - A ferry carrying 17 passengers and a crew of 28 ran aground at Pass Kirke in the Chilean Fjords. All passengers and crew are unharmed but 40 tons of salmon were lost and more than 200 cattle drowned.

Review: 'Rosa Yagan', a Native American woman from the end of the world Special

Puerto Williams - Rosa Yagan, an aboriginal woman belonging to the southernmost ethnic group on the planet, spent her infancy and youth as her nomadic ancestors, with their language and ancient customs. Her story is told in the book "Rosa Yagan, the last link".

Catholic priest confesses: 'I am having twins; it's a blessing'

Cabildo - Father Ignacio Miranda of St. Lawrence Catholic Parish in the town of Cabildo in Chile announced his resignation from the priesthood after admitting his relationship with a woman and confessing that he will be daddy of twins within a couple of months.

Photo Essay: Bird-watching at and near a Neotropical lagoon Special

Valparaiso - Variations in water levels in the “Lagoon of Light”, near Valparaiso, Chile, offer various aquatic environs, deep waters and muddy flats, attractive to diving cormorants and herons. In such locations, shorebirds find plenty of food in late winter.

Bones found near dictatorship torture chamber in Chile

Santiago - Human bones have been found near a military base in central Chile where political prisoners were tortured during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, officials said Friday.

Chile, Japan sign mining deals, share earthquake science

Santiago - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sealed a series of deals on a visit to Chile Thursday in areas ranging from mining to minimizing damage from earthquakes.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off northern Chile

Santiago - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile's coast on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.The agency said the quake hit at 4:54 pm (2054 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean 22 kilometers (14 miles) west of Iquique, Chile, at a depth of 35.

Chile creates DNA bank for Pinochet-era adoptions probe

Santiago - Chilean authorities have created a bank of DNA data to help investigate suspected illegal adoptions under the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet, in power 1973 to 1990.

Brazil — Chile preview: Can Chile avenge past World Cup defeats?

Chile will encounter a familiar foe on their road to their first World Cup triumph as they have a date with hosts Brazil.

Holland makes most of space following Chile's system alterations

Chile’s main objective heading into the World Cup was to win Group B, and avoid a possible showdown with Brazil in the round of 16.

UNESCO grants World Heritage status to ancient Inca road system

Doha - The Inca Trail, a complex road network crossing six South American countries was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The award recognizes the historic and cultural significance of the ancient route used by the Incas and later by the conquistadors.

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Saturday granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.

Mountain in Chile blasted for new telescope

The top of a 10,000 foot mountain in Chile has been blown up to make way for what will be the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.

Chile's pressing sends Spain crashing out of the World Cup

Jorge Sampaoli’s sole alteration to his starting lineup against Spain identified the Chilean manager’s approach against the reigning world champions.

Chile fans storm Rio stadium, 85 detained

Rio De Janeiro - Scores of ticketless Chilean fans gate-crashed the Maracana Stadium on Wednesday, breaking through fences in a desperate rush to see their team's World Cup game against Spain, leading to 85 arrests.

Op-Ed: World Cup 2014 - Teams capable of overachieving in Brazil

Over the past week, I’ve provided in-depth previews of the legitimate favourites heading into the World Cup, but the great thing about this sport is the element of surprise.

Hydroelectric dam project rejected by Chilean officials

A committee of Chilean bureaucrats rejected a proposal for a massive dam project by the name of HidroAysen. The project would have seen massive development but also displacement of some local residents.

Thorny abortion debate looms in Chile

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is fighting fierce conservative opposition to allow abortion for women and girls who are raped, carrying non-viable fetuses or facing life-threatening pregnancy complications.

Review: ‘Salmon in the Sea’ — Is farmed salmon a threat to wild salmon? Special

Campbell River - A recent segment of CBS’ “60 Minutes” focuses on the positive and adverse aspects of salmon farming, potential threats of this activity to wild salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest, and comparative facets of salmon products for the consumer.
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Dried-smoked shellfish  wicker items  garlic and seaweeds on sale at the market in Angelmó.
Dried-smoked shellfish, wicker items, garlic and seaweeds on sale at the market in Angelmó.
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General view of the Sculptures Park along Francisco de Aguirre Avenue in the city of La Serena  Chil...
General view of the Sculptures Park along Francisco de Aguirre Avenue in the city of La Serena, Chile.
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The Headquarter of the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Navy. Until 1973 the beautiful building use...
The Headquarter of the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Navy. Until 1973 the beautiful building used to be the Valparaiso Provincial Government House. It was confiscated by the Navy at the time of the military coup.
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Note the crack at the very top of the building that seems to indicate severe structural damage in wh...
Note the crack at the very top of the building that seems to indicate severe structural damage in what appears to be a very fine heritage building.
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Islanders paint the face of visitors in the style of the ancient aboriginal Polynesians. Participati...
Islanders paint the face of visitors in the style of the ancient aboriginal Polynesians. Participating in the typical dances is also encouraged.
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Chilean President Sebastian Piñera watches the first dry run of the descent of the unmanned Phoenix...
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera watches the first dry run of the descent of the unmanned Phoenix 2 rescue capsule into the hole that will save the 33 trapped miners at San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 12, 2010.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
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Fishermen arrive to the cove with their catch of smelts. Untangling the small fish from the nets is ...
Fishermen arrive to the cove with their catch of smelts. Untangling the small fish from the nets is hard, tedious work.
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Giant yellow condom in La Florida district of Santiago  Chile.
Photo taken: May 15  2014.
Giant yellow condom in La Florida district of Santiago, Chile. Photo taken: May 15, 2014.
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Gardens composed of typical coastal dunes  vegetation adorn a path from the restaurant to the cliff ...
Gardens composed of typical coastal dunes' vegetation adorn a path from the restaurant to the cliff over the ocean.
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Aerial view of part of Patagonia.
Aerial view of part of Patagonia.
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Coastline along the route between Concon and Viña del Mar. Ma...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Coastline along the route between Concon and Viña del Mar. Many apartment buildings enjoy a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. Most are used as summer residence for Chileans living in Santiago or for rentals to Argentine tourists.
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Brunet Castle was built in 1926 by the Brunet brothers. It...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Brunet Castle was built in 1926 by the Brunet brothers. It sits atop Castle Hill overlooking the ocean. The summer residence of the Chilean presidents is one of the closest neighbours. The Brunet Castle has been the property of "Carabineros de Chile" (Chilean Police) since 1974 and it's mostly used for social functions and to receive illustrious visitors.
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An example of Chilean Air Force planes
An example of Chilean Air Force planes
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Along the route there are some interesting abandoned mining works.
Along the route there are some interesting abandoned mining works.
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Bio-Bío River Delta. An arm of the river near the mouth  flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
Bio-Bío River Delta. An arm of the river near the mouth, flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
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 In this house we re tigers   the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver  Canada.
"In this house we're tigers", the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver, Canada.
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Expocan 2012. The wide smile shows confidence on doing well in the competition.
Expocan 2012. The wide smile shows confidence on doing well in the competition.
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The lower section of the Baker River is wide and  in some sections  navigable.
The lower section of the Baker River is wide and, in some sections, navigable.
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The natural scenery of Lake General Carrera is magnificent and often breathtaking.
The natural scenery of Lake General Carrera is magnificent and often breathtaking.
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