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Former Pinochet bodyguard arrested for regime-era murders

Santiago - A former bodyguard of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested along with nine other former officials for the kidnapping and murder of 13 people during the military regime.

Irish-born priest found guilty of sexual abuse of minor in Chile

Santiago - A criminal court in Chile ruled that priest John O'Reilly is guilty of repeated sexual abuse of a minor, a former student of an all-girls’ school. The child was five years old at the time the alleged abuses took place.

Chile police fire tear gas at indigenous protest

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Sunday to break up thousands of indigenous protesters demanding land rights and condemning Columbus Day, after masked demonstrators began throwing stones.

Pentagon chief in trip to Colombia, Chile, Peru

Washington - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel departed Thursday on a six-day tour of South America but the US-led war against the Islamic State group in the Middle East will be looming over his trip.

Man burned alive in latest Chile bombing

Santiago - A man was burned alive when a homemade bomb went off in Santiago on Thursday, law enforcement officials said, the latest in a series of explosions in Chile's usually safe capital.

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.
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 America without borders  in central part of the side rear window of Volksvagen belonging to the unk...
"America without borders" in central part of the side rear window of Volksvagen belonging to the unknown traveller from Chile in Vancouver, Canada.
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An ALMA 12-meter antenna en route from the Operations Support Facility to the plateau of Chajnantor ...
An ALMA 12-meter antenna en route from the Operations Support Facility to the plateau of Chajnantor, Atacama Desert, Chile.
ESO (European Southern Observatory).
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Thirty-one year old Alex Vega holds his helmet while hugging his wife as the tenth rescued miner at ...
Thirty-one year old Alex Vega holds his helmet while hugging his wife as the tenth rescued miner at the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010. A mine collapse left the workers trapped underground for 69 days.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government 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.
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Main nave of  La Matriz  Parish  Valparaiso  Chile. The original church was built in 1559; successiv...
Main nave of "La Matriz" Parish, Valparaiso, Chile. The original church was built in 1559; successive buildings were destroyed by earthquakes. The current structure dates from 1842.
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Some sections of the route are flat and wider  but the surrounding scenery is always breathtaking.
Some sections of the route are flat and wider, but the surrounding scenery is always breathtaking.
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Building of the Santiago Severín library. This was one of the first public libraries in Chile and S...
Building of the Santiago Severín library. This was one of the first public libraries in Chile and South America. The funds to build the library were donated by philanthropist don Santiago Severin Espina. The building was declared a National Monument in 1998. It was severely damaged by the 2010 earthquake and is still under repairs.
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Chilean president  Sebastián PIñera visits a fruit and vegetable public market to announce moderni...
Chilean president Sebastián PIñera visits a fruit and vegetable public market to announce modernization measures.
Gov't of Chile
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El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The supervisor monitors the operation of the mac...
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The supervisor monitors the operation of the machinery.
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Several gardens and shaded areas provide quiet places for study or rest.
Several gardens and shaded areas provide quiet places for study or rest.
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L Incontro Restaurant is a pleasant stop by the sea on the long highway to northern Chile.
L'Incontro Restaurant is a pleasant stop by the sea on the long highway to northern Chile.
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Cumberland Bay  at Juan Fernández Island  Chile
Cumberland Bay, at Juan Fernández Island, Chile
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The originall name of Puerto Montt was  Melipulli  which means “Four Hills”  in the Mapuche lang...
The originall name of Puerto Montt was "Melipulli" which means “Four Hills” in the Mapuche language. The site is surrounded by volcanoes and it was covered by a thick forest. This picture shows modern buildings on the hills of P. Montt
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Many handicraft shops in Puerto Montt sell wicker baskets  wool garments and colourful yarns made by...
Many handicraft shops in Puerto Montt sell wicker baskets, wool garments and colourful yarns made by the people from the islands.
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Dried seafood and other local produce at Angelmó market.
Dried seafood and other local produce at Angelmó market.
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Chilean students protesting last year.
Chilean students protesting last year.
Democracia Real Ya Indignados Chile
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Pelicans and several other species of marine birds make the cove of Quintay their home.
Pelicans and several other species of marine birds make the cove of Quintay their home.
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Florencio Avalos  31  becomes the first miner to exit the Phoenix rescue capsule after an accident t...
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.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
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The Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus thagus) lives along the coast of South America from Ecuador to south...
The Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus thagus) lives along the coast of South America from Ecuador to southern Chile. Since 2008, they are listed (IUCN Red List) as "Near threatened". Pelicans living in fishing coves become really tame and friendly.
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