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Gay pride events in Latin America seek more rights

Santiago - Marchers in several Latin American nations including Chile and Mexico pressed for more gay rights, with many celebrating the US Supreme Court's historic decision allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Sampaoli's reaction to Cavani's dismissal guides Chile to semis

Chile’s Copa America quarter final victory over Uruguay went according to plan, with the hosts encountering difficulties solving a deep, organized defence.

Copa America Tactical preview: Chile - Uruguay

It’s been nearly over a year since Chile and Uruguay bowed out of the World Cup, and one of the South American giants will suffer the same fate in this year’s Copa America.

Chilean capital in first pollution emergency in 16 years

Santiago - Dangerously high pollution levels have Chile's capital on the brink of issuing an environmental emergency, the first such time the measure is to be implemented in 16 years.

Chilean police, students clash on eve of football fest

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday to break up a large student protest that turned violent on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship.

Frenchwoman on trial for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A Frenchwoman went on trial Monday accused of conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics companies for use in luxury beauty products.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting against what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.

Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

Santiago - Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons Thursday to disperse stone-throwing students protesting what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.

Clashes as Chile's Bachelet seeks to shift focus to reforms

Playa Ancha - Chile's embattled President Michelle Bachelet sought to get her reform agenda back on track in her annual address to Congress Thursday, as anti-government protests outside descended into clashes with police.

Thousands in Chile's 'March for Equality' to support gay rights

Santiago - Thousands of people, many waving rainbow-colored flags, gathered in Santiago for a "March for Equality," pushing for Chile to acknowledge more gay rights.

Op-Ed: Survivors commemorate 45 victims of Andean tragedy

Los Angeles - Various activities will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the so-called "Tragedy of Antuco" in which 45 soldiers of the Chilean Army died in a blizzard in the Andes Mountains during a training march which should have never taken place.

Ailing teen who championed euthanasia dies in Chile

Santiago - A 14-year-old cystic fibrosis patient who made international news by pleading with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be allowed to end her own life, has succumbed to her illness, her family announced Thursday.

Two students shot dead at Chile protest: Police

Santiago - Two students were shot dead Thursday in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso when protests against President Michelle Bachelet's education reform efforts turned violent, police said.

Chile's Bachelet names new cabinet amid scandal

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet named a new cabinet Monday, seeking to turn the page on a corruption scandal involving her son that risks derailing her ambitious reform agenda.

Decay of 7000-year-old mummies attributed to climate change

Arica - The mummies of the Chinchorro culture, deemed the world’s oldest, are being threatened by environmental and biological issues that experts link to climate change. The Chinchorro Indians lived about 9,000 years ago in the coast of the Atacama Desert.

Endangered sei whales found beached on Chilean coast

A group of foreign scientists made a gruesome discovery along Chile's southern coast on the Gulf of Penas on April 21. Over two dozen dead sei whales, averaging 33 feet in length, had washed up along the beach.

Chile's Bachelet tries to turn page on scandal with shake-up

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began naming a new cabinet Thursday after sacking all her ministers, trying to get to grips with a corruption scandal that has upended both her political and personal life.

Pope Francis to visit Chile in 2016

Santiago - Pope Francis will visit Chile in 2016, the South American country confirmed, after a meeting in Rome between its foreign minister and his Vatican counterpart.

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for third time

Santiago - Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted again Thursday, releasing a large column of smoke in a towering arc, just over a week after it spectacularly roared to life following half a century of inactivity.

'Platypus' dinosaur vegetarian T. rex cousin puzzles scientists

A recently discovered dinosaur is apparently a kinder, gentler relative of Tyrannosaurus rex. Unlike its larger, carnivorous relative, this dinosaur is an herbivore, but that's not the only unusual thing about this critter.

Peru declares Chile spying row over

- Peru said Tuesday it had received a satisfactory explanation from Chile after accusing it of spying and would begin resuming normal relations, sending its ambassador back to Santiago.

Chile volcano eruption costs region $600 mn: Official

Puerto Varas - Last week's spectacular twin eruptions of the Calbuco volcano will cost southern Chile's Los Lagos region, a tourism and agriculture hub, up to $600 million, a local business leader said Monday.

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.
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Memorial ceremony at the Regiment in Los Angeles honoring the 45 victims of the Antuco tragedy.(Scre...
Memorial ceremony at the Regiment in Los Angeles honoring the 45 victims of the Antuco tragedy.(Screen capture from YouTube video).
Rodrigo Freeman
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.
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.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Old copper vats used in wine-making during the 1...
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Old copper vats used in wine-making during the 19th Century.
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.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The record-keeper.
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The record-keeper.
Cooks prepare and sell delicious German-style sausages to attendees of Oktoberfest at Malloco  Chile...
Cooks prepare and sell delicious German-style sausages to attendees of Oktoberfest at Malloco, Chile.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine
Palm trees and white sandy beaches surround an  Ahu  with several restored moais with red volcanic r...
Palm trees and white sandy beaches surround an "Ahu" with several restored moais with red volcanic rock "pukao" (hat).
A dish of raw piure with onion  coriander and lemon juice  as served at a seafood market in Valpara...
A dish of raw piure with onion, coriander and lemon juice, as served at a seafood market in Valparaíso, Chile.
Stéphane Batigne
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.
FIH
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue  Playa Ancha neighbourhood  Valparaíso  Chile.
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue, Playa Ancha neighbourhood, Valparaíso, Chile.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera (left) and Mining Minister Laurence Golborne shake hands after R...
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera (left) and Mining Minister Laurence Golborne shake hands after Roberto Rios, a tecnical expert arrives at the bottom of the hole where the 33 trapped miners wait for their exit at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 12, 2010.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Flames roar in the hills above Chile s port city of Valparaiso on Saturday from a massive fire that ...
Flames roar in the hills above Chile's port city of Valparaiso on Saturday from a massive fire that killed at least 11 and destroyed at least 500 homes.
Diego Grez Cañete/Wikimedia Commons
Over 20 endangered sei whales found washed up dead along coast of Chile.
Over 20 endangered sei whales found washed up dead along coast of Chile.
World News
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Reñaca Beach is one of the longest beaches in the area and a ...
Coastal Route Viña del Mar - Concon. Reñaca Beach is one of the longest beaches in the area and a prefered place for Argentine visitors to spend the afternoon. This picture was captured around mid-morning when most beach-goers are still recovering from the late night parties.
The beautiful 6-km-long Pichidangui Beach during the fall (Southern Hemisphere). Many visitors come ...
The beautiful 6-km-long Pichidangui Beach during the fall (Southern Hemisphere). Many visitors come to this beach during the summer months.
Explosive eruption from Láscar volcano in northern Chile on April 19  1993 produced an eruption col...
Explosive eruption from Láscar volcano in northern Chile on April 19, 1993 produced an eruption column that rose to a maximum of 17 km altitude.
Ricardo de la Peña
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.