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Chile begins volcano clean-up under eruption threat

Ensenada - Residents whose homes were buried under mounds of stinking volcanic ash in southern Chile began the painstaking clean-up Sunday, under the threat of more eruptions from the volatile Calbuco volcano.

Report: 8% of Chile's salmon stocks in volcano danger zone

Puerto Montt - Chile's salmon industry operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano. The Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production.

Flights disrupted as Chile volcano spews more ash

Puerto Varas - Ash from Chile's spewing Calbuco volcano threatened Saturday to spell travel misery in the region and beyond after it triggered the cancellation of domestic and international flights in several cities.

Chile volcano belches more smoke after twin eruptions

Ensenada - A large column of smoke streamed from Chile's Calbuco volcano Friday, prompting new warnings that it could erupt again after unexpectedly roaring back to life and forcing thousands to evacuate.

Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

Metropolitana - A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for over 50 years suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of around 5,000 people.

VIDEO: Chile declares emergency as Calbuco volcano erupts

Santiago - Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday for the first time in nearly half a century, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency.

Chile's Bachelet to retire from politics after term

Santiago - Michelle Bachelet, Chile's first woman president, said Tuesday she will never again seek public office after her term expires in 2018, as a corruption scandal involving her son batters her popularity.

Fourth person dies after Chile nightclub collapse

Santiago - A fourth person has died of injuries sustained after a nightclub collapsed in downtown Santiago, relatives of the victim said on Saturday.

Chilean police, students clash at corruption protest

Santiago - Masked demonstrators threw stones and police fought back with tear gas and water cannons Thursday in Chile as tens of thousands of students hit the streets to protest corruption and education conditions.

Chilean peacekeeper killed in Haiti protest

Santiago - A Chilean soldier who was part of the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti was shot dead during a violent protest in the Caribbean nation, the mission said.

Chilean leader defiant as son's scandal swirls

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet scoffed Wednesday at speculation that she would resign over a financial scandal involving her son that has taken a heavy toll on her popularity.

Chile's Bachelet visits flood-hit north after 25 killed

Santiago - Chile's President Michelle Bachelet visited the flood-hit north of the country where at least 25 people died and 125 others are still missing, vowing to "rebuild" the stricken region.

Chile's Bachelet visits flood-hit north after 25 killed

Santiago - Chile's President Michelle Bachelet visited the flood-hit north of the country where at least 25 people died this week, vowing to "rebuild" the stricken region.

Four relief workers killed in Chile helicopter crash

Santiago - A helicopter taking part in the emergency relief effort in flood-hit northern Chile has crashed, killing all four people on board, the air force said Thursday.

Chile defeats Unites States in World Polo Championship final

Santiago - In an electrifying final, Chile defeated the United States 12-11 in sudden-death overtime, achieving top status in the World Polo Championship 2015 held in Santiago de Chile. Brazil took third place by beating England 12-10.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 24, 69 missing

Santiago - The death toll from floods devastating northern Chile has risen by one to at least 24, officials said Wednesday, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled a trip to a regional summit to cope with the crisis.

Death toll in Chile floods still likely to rise: official

Santiago - The death toll from floods that devastated northern Chile will likely continue to rise, an official said Wednesday, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled her trip to the Summit of the Americas to deal with the crisis.

The USA meets Chile April 1 in World Polo Championship final

Santiago - The U.S. and Chile advanced Tuesday to the World Polo Championship final to be played at Santiago de Chile. The Chilean and American teams will meet today (Wednesday) for the gold medal while England and Brazil will contest third place.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 17

Santiago - At least 17 people were killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing, authorities said Monday.

'Another tragedy': Rescued Chile miner loses home in floods

Santiago - One of the Chilean miners who captured worldwide attention in 2010 after spending more than two months in a collapsed mine has lost everything after torrential rains struck northern Chile.

Chilean president describes 'bleak' scene in flood-hit north

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pointed to a "bleak" situation in the country's flood-hit north Saturday, after deadly rains swept through the normally arid area last week.

Pope under pressure to roll back on abuse case bishop

- Pope Francis's decision to appoint a Chilean bishop suspected of protecting a paedophile priest has alarmed the Vatican's own child protection watchdog, its members told AFP.

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills seven

Copiap - Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile killed seven people and left 19 missing, officials said Thursday, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.

Chile sends army to flood-hit region

Copiap - Chile rushed in the army and urged people to flee Wednesday after heavy rains flooded towns across the northern region of Atacama, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency.

Chile wildfires damage unique flora, fauna

Santiago - Massive wildfires raging in drought-stricken southern Chile have wiped out hundreds of plant species, and are now threatening animal life as well, officials warned.

Canada reaches final by defeating Chile in women’s field hockey

Dublin - In a tough game defined in a shootout, the Canadian women's field hockey team defeated the hard-fighting Chilean squad. With this victory Canada advances to the final of the Second Round of the Women's FIH Field Hockey World League tournament in Ireland.

Chile, Canada clash in women’s field hockey qualifier in Dublin

Dublin - The Chilean women’s national field hockey team continued its remarkable participation in the second round of the Women's FIH World Hockey League tournament in Ireland. The South Americans will face the Canadian team seeking to advance to the semifinals.

Chile contains huge blaze threatening UNESCO city

Santiago - Firefighters have contained a huge forest blaze that had threatened the picturesque Chilean port city of Valparaiso, officials said Sunday, adding the government plans to charge those responsible for the fire.

Twenty-five years on, Pinochet's legacy still haunts Chile

Santiago - Twenty-five years after Chile's return to democracy, glorifying Augusto Pinochet has finally become taboo, but the country is still fighting to erase the social and political legacy of his dictatorship.

Chile's Copa America stadiums haunted by dark past

Santiago - Chile will be in party mode when it hosts the South American football championships, but a dark past lurks in several stadiums used as torture chambers during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
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Beaches in the locality of Puerto Saavedra in southern Chile. In the background can be seen the mout...
Beaches in the locality of Puerto Saavedra in southern Chile. In the background can be seen the mouth of the Cautín River.
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This merchant (Ricardo Valdes) owns several retail and wholesale stalls in the market.
This merchant (Ricardo Valdes) owns several retail and wholesale stalls in the market.
A variety of fresh fish  including salmon  southern hake and conger eel are available at the market ...
A variety of fresh fish, including salmon, southern hake and conger eel are available at the market in Angelmó.
Fonda offering Chilean empanadas and meat kebabs (anticuchos). The flag on the right makes reference...
Fonda offering Chilean empanadas and meat kebabs (anticuchos). The flag on the right makes reference to the miner's now famous sentence: "We are well in the refuge, the 33"
Bio-Bio River. View of the river towards the 1 465-meter-long Chacabuco Bridge  in the city of Conce...
Bio-Bio River. View of the river towards the 1,465-meter-long Chacabuco Bridge, in the city of Concepción.
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Chile defeated Turkey 14-2 in the Second Round of the 2014-2015 Women s FIH Hockey World League tour...
Chile defeated Turkey 14-2 in the Second Round of the 2014-2015 Women's FIH Hockey World League tournament in Dublin.
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The road on the Chilean side rises in a relatively short stretch with many bends and steep slopes.
The road on the Chilean side rises in a relatively short stretch with many bends and steep slopes.
Helhue Sukni  criminal lawyer  in her office in downtown Santiago.
Helhue Sukni, criminal lawyer, in her office in downtown Santiago.
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The picturesque fishing village of Quintay has only 722 residents  but several hundreds visit the pl...
The picturesque fishing village of Quintay has only 722 residents, but several hundreds visit the place mostly on weekends to see the Museum of Whaling and try the seafood restaurants.
Detail of the image of  Christ of the Agony . The wood-carved statue came from Spain in the XVI cent...
Detail of the image of "Christ of the Agony". The wood-carved statue came from Spain in the XVI century and has resisted almost intact several earthquakes that have damaged or destroyed the Parish.
Easter Island and the islands between it and South America.
Easter Island and the islands between it and South America.
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Military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990.
Military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990.
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A dense plume of smoke could be seen from various part of the city while the blaze was advancing out...
A dense plume of smoke could be seen from various part of the city while the blaze was advancing out of control.
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Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
Easter Islanders offer visitors exiting shows of traditional folk music and dances.
View of the coastal town of Taltal  located 197 km south of Antofagasta  Chile.
View of the coastal town of Taltal, located 197 km south of Antofagasta, Chile.
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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.
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel  Concon  offers accomodation right on the r...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. The Radisson Hotel, Concon, offers accomodation right on the rockeries.
The Baker River flows for about 200 kilometres in a south-west direction from Lake General Carrera a...
The Baker River flows for about 200 kilometres in a south-west direction from Lake General Carrera and Bertrand Lake towards the Pacific Ocean.
The city of Antofagasta in northern Chile. The hills in the background show the aridness of the area...
The city of Antofagasta in northern Chile. The hills in the background show the aridness of the area.
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A solitary fisherman works on his nets at the Antofagasta Fishing Cove.
A solitary fisherman works on his nets at the Antofagasta Fishing Cove.

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