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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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Bio-Bío River.
Bio-Bío River.
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The upper sections of the Baker River have many class I and II rapids  great for rafting and kayakin...
The upper sections of the Baker River have many class I and II rapids, great for rafting and kayaking.
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Juan Illanes  51  hugs his wife  becoming the third miner to be freed from the San Jose mine where 3...
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
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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View of Pichidangui fishing cove and the small  Los Locos Island .
View of Pichidangui fishing cove and the small "Los Locos Island".
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Elegant black swan resting on the lawn.
Elegant black swan resting on the lawn.
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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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Part of the ruins of the old Whale processing plant at Quintay Cove  near Valparaiso  Chile.
Part of the ruins of the old Whale processing plant at Quintay Cove, near Valparaiso, Chile.
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Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon.  Caleta Abarca  Beach seen from the Sheraton Miramar Hotel in ...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. "Caleta Abarca" Beach seen from the Sheraton Miramar Hotel in Viña del Mar.
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El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine
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El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the strains  garden.
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the strains' garden.
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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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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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Woman looks in despair what is left of her home devastated by fires in the Bio-Bio region of Chile (...
LUN
Woman looks in despair what is left of her home devastated by fires in the Bio-Bio region of Chile (Screengrab from LUN).
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The Fountain of the Continents in the  General San Martín Park   Mendoza  Argentina.
The Fountain of the Continents in the "General San Martín Park", Mendoza, Argentina.
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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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View of Valparaiso Bay from one of the hills in a cloudy day  showing many of the precarious constru...
View of Valparaiso Bay from one of the hills in a cloudy day, showing many of the precarious constructions and some of the warships of the Chilean Navy moored at the military docking facilities.
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The successive waterfalls  gravel stream and rock arrangements symbolize the course of life.
The successive waterfalls, gravel stream and rock arrangements symbolize the course of life.
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Mario Gomez  59  is the oldest and the ninth of thirty-three miners being liberated from the collaps...
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Mario Gomez, 59, is the oldest and the ninth of thirty-three miners being liberated from the collapsed San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010. The miners have been trapped for 69 days since the collapse of the mine on August 5, 2010.
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Giant yellow condom in La Florida district of Santiago  Chile.
Photo taken: May 15  2014.
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Giant yellow condom in La Florida district of Santiago, Chile. Photo taken: May 15, 2014.
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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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