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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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

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.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

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.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Roberto Cortijo in Lima (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Chris Wright (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Roser Toll (AFP)

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.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 9 comments

Thieves overwhelm soldiers and steal their weapons and helmets

Santiago - Six criminals attacked yesterday a warehouse holding building materials and other donations for the victims of the fire that razed large areas of the port of Valparaiso on April 12. The thieves stole the weapons of the soldiers securing the facility.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Chilean Bellflower — A delicacy plant from the southern forests Special

Santiago - Considered one of the world's most beautiful plants, the Chilean bellflower, is a climbing vine native to central and central-southern Chile. At its northern limit of distribution, the species is extremely rare, vulnerable, and protected by law.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 6 comments

Deadly Chilean fire 'contained' but still burning

Santiago - A massive blaze in the historic Chilean port of Valparaiso that killed 15 people was contained Thursday but workers need several more days to completely extinguish it.
In the Media by AFP

Chile assessing damage from Valparaiso fire

Valpara - Chileans began returning to their homes in the port city of Valparaiso on Monday as firefighters got the upper hand over a massive fire that killed at least 15 and torched entire neighborhoods over the weekend.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Volunteer firefighter cuts heroic figure in Chile fire

Playa Ancha - Big-hearted Chilean Victor Hernandez, a volunteer fireman battling blazes that have charred much of Valparaiso, lost his own home when out trying to protect those of others."I would do it over again -- a million times.
In the Media by Miguel Sanchez (AFP)

Deadly Chile fire rages for third day

- Firefighters backed by police and soldiers are battling for a third day a massive blaze that killed 13 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.
In the Media by Miguel Sanchez (AFP)

Deadly Chile fire rages for third day

- Firefighters backed by police and soldiers Monday battled for a third day a massive blaze that killed 12 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.
In the Media by Miguel Sanchez (AFP)

Massive blaze brings death, destruction to historic Valparaiso

Valpara - A massive fire that killed at least 11 people and destroyed hundreds of homes was still burning early Sunday in Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

Thousands evacuated, 12 dead in Chile blaze

- More than 8,000 people have been evacuated as an army of firefighters battle a killer blaze that tore through parts of Chile's historic port of Valparaiso and left at least 12 people dead.
In the Media by Miguel Sanchez (AFP)

At least 11 dead in Chile blaze: officials

Playa Ancha - At least eleven people have died in a huge fire in Chile's port city of Valparaiso famous for its UNESCO-listed historic center, officials said Sunday.
In the Media by Miguel SANCHEZ (AFP)

Thousands evacuated as fire burns 500 homes in Chile

Playa Ancha - An uncontrollable wildfire in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso destroyed 500 homes and forced the evacuation of 3,000 people as the conflagration burned into the night.
In the Media by AFP

Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

- As the sun sets, the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain as tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue glaciers in Antarctica, a hip new vacation destination.
In the Media by Vitiria Velez (AFP)

Life slowly returning to normal in quake-hit Chile

Iquique - Life was gradually returning to normal in quake-hit Chile officials said Friday, with power restored to a majority of homes that lost electricity during this week's massive 8.2 magnitude temblor.
In the Media by Reynaldo Munoz Sanabria (AFP)

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

Iquique - Chileans desperate for supplies stood in long lines outside shops after strong aftershocks from a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake forced them to spend another night out in the cold.
In the Media by Reynaldo Munoz Sanabria (AFP)

Powerful 7.8 earthquake rocks northern Chile

Santiago - A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile, just a day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Chileans survey damage after huge quake kills six

Iquique - Thousands of Chileans returned home after spending the night on hills following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that killed six people and sparked tsunami fears as far as Japan.
In the Media by Mathilde Bellenger (AFP)

Powerful quake hits Chile, tsunami warning

Santiago - A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said.
In the Media by AFP
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El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine
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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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The distance between Santiago and Mendoza is 179 km (as the crow flies)  but extends for 364 kilomet...
The distance between Santiago and Mendoza is 179 km (as the crow flies), but extends for 364 kilometers including local roads and the winding road through the mountain passes.
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The British Arch. The monument covered in Italian marble  was donated in 1910 by the British colony ...
The British Arch. The monument covered in Italian marble, was donated in 1910 by the British colony living in Valparaiso on the occasion of the Centennial of the Independence of 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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El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The wine-making shop needs some tidying up at th...
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The wine-making shop needs some tidying up at the end of the day.
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Resting house  arbor and stone pagoda.
Resting house, arbor and stone pagoda.
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El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley. Wine-related decorations at the wine-tasting Hall.
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley. Wine-related decorations at the wine-tasting Hall.
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The building of the Chilean National Congress in Valparaíso. In the foreground is one of the old tr...
The building of the Chilean National Congress in Valparaíso. In the foreground is one of the old trolleybuses purchased second-hand from France. There are many of them still in operation in the city and are mostly used by anyone who is not in a hurry.
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Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue  Playa Ancha neighbourhood  Valparaíso  Chile.
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue, Playa Ancha neighbourhood, Valparaíso, Chile.
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Large resting house  trees and waterfowl reflect on the peaceful pond.
Large resting house, trees and waterfowl reflect on the peaceful pond.
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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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The hills surrounding the Bay of Valparaíso are now populated to the very top  and beyond.
The hills surrounding the Bay of Valparaíso are now populated to the very top, and beyond.
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Crews rescue the remains of six firefighters killed in wildfires in the Araunacía Region of Chile (...
EMOL
Crews rescue the remains of six firefighters killed in wildfires in the Araunacía Region of Chile (Screengrab from EMOL).
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The man wearing a red shirt is one of many  fish-cleaners  at the Fish Terminal. He works cleaning f...
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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Bolivian president Evo Morales takes a tour of the rescue operation with Chilean president Sebastian...
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Bolivian president Evo Morales takes a tour of the rescue operation with Chilean president Sebastian Piñera as they bring up Jorge Galleguillos, the eleventh trapped miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
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Access to the Antofagasta Fisheries Terminal in the northern section of the port of Antofagasta  Chi...
Access to the Antofagasta Fisheries Terminal in the northern section of the port of Antofagasta, Chile. Part of the city extends to the hills shown in the background. Beyond the mountains is the 105,000 square kilometres plateau of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest deserts on earth.
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Sopaipillas of central Chile. Dry version and  pasadas   or soaked in  chancaca  syrup.
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Sopaipillas of central Chile. Dry version and "pasadas", or soaked in "chancaca" syrup.
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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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