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Chile court orders poet Neruda's remains returned

Santiago - A Chilean court on Wednesday ordered poet Pablo Neruda's remains be returned to his tomb, three years after they were exhumed to determine whether the Nobel laureate was assassinated.

Turkey's Erdogan woos Latin America

Santiago - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he was in Latin America to pursue a "strategy of opening" as he kicked off a three-country regional tour in Chile."Chile is a key country for our opening in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Erdogan eyes expanding Turkey influence on Latin America tour

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday embarks on a major tour of Latin American countries in a bid to expand Ankara's ties outside its traditional sphere of influence.

Chile president tearful as daughter in law charged

Rancagua - A Chilean court Friday brought formal tax fraud charges against the daughter in law of President Michelle Bachelet in a scandal the leftist leader tearfully admitted was a "painful" ordeal.

Victims of German pedophile sect in Chile seek justice

It is 18 years since Winfried Hempel finally escaped from an abusive sect run by a pedophile ex-Nazi officer in Chile. He still has nightmares.

Pinochet regime victims' families get $1.3 mn in damages

Santiago - Chile's Supreme Court ordered the state Tuesday to pay $1.3 million in damages to the families of four people who disappeared in the 1970s during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

British explorer dies trying to cross Antarctic solo

Santiago - British adventurer Henry Worsley died while trying to make history by crossing the Antarctic alone in a trip backed by members of the royal family, his wife said.

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena wins Pritzker Prize

New York - Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize Wednesday, earning praise for "powerful" designs that address key social and economic challenges of the 21st century.

Where on Earth is the purest fresh water found?

Puerto Williams - American and Chilean scientists examined the chemical properties of freshwater in rivers and lagoons in the Puerto Williams area (Chilean Patagonia) and concluded that this region has "the purest water on the planet.”

Chile eyes construction of permanent Antarctica pier

Santiago - Chile is carrying out a feasibility study for the construction of a permanent pier at one of its bases in Antarctica, an official was quoted as saying Friday.

The North Face founder dies in Chile kayaking accident

Santiago - US billionaire Douglas Tompkins, who co-founded the outdoor label The North Face and went on to be a prominent conservationist and philanthropist, died in a kayaking accident in Chile's Patagonia region, the government said.

President of Chile says marijuana is no longer on hard drug list

Marijuana is no longer on Chile's list of hard drugs because Michelle Bachelet, the country's president, signed a decree to have it removed.

Chilean cheats death at Paris concert, three others killed

Santiago - Three Chileans were among more than 80 people killed at a rock concert targeted in the Paris attacks, while a fourth described Saturday how a gunman pointed right at him before letting him go.

Despite film buzz, life grim for some of Chile's hero miners

Santiago - The Chilean miners who became celebrities after months trapped underground are now immortalized in a Hollywood film starring Antonio Banderas -- but for some, real life has had no happy ending.

Peru steps up border dispute with Chile

- The frayed relations between Chile and Peru appeared to unwind further Saturday, after Peruvian President Ollanta Humala officially recognized an administrative district in a disputed border area.

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake rocks Chile

Santiago - A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early on Saturday but there was no tsunami alert and no immediate report of damage or injuries, seismologists said.

Nine Chilean 'miracle miners' sue lawyers

Santiago - Nine Chilean miners trapped underground in 2010 in an ordeal that captured world attention sued their lawyers Monday, accusing them of cheating them out of the rights to their story.

Nicolas the alcoholic monkey, symbol of abuse in Chile

Santiago - Escaping the clutches of alcoholism is never easy, and it certainly wasn't for Nicolas, who had to go on anti-depressants to cope with the withdrawal symptoms.

Gays celebrate as civil unions become legal in Chile

Santiago - Gay couples kissed and danced in the streets of Chile's capital Santiago Thursday as the South American country's civil-union law recognizing same-sex couples took effect.

Chile approves extra payments for Pinochet victims

Santiago - Chile's congress on Tuesday approved one-time reparation payments for political prisoners and torture victims of the 1973-1990 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.Regime victims already receive reparation payments of different types.

Chile promotes civil union law for gay couples

Santiago - The Chilean government launched a campaign Tuesday to promote a new civil union law that will go into effect Thursday and apply to both heterosexual and homosexual couples.

Two Germans, ex-official sentenced in Chile for enclave kidnappings

Santiago - A Chilean court on Monday sentenced an ex-intelligence official and two residents of a secretive German community in southern Chile of kidnapping 50 people in 1975.

Chile’s President signs bill regulating vote of Chileans abroad

Santiago - Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet signed Friday 16 the bill that allows the vote of Chileans living abroad, and establishes the procedures to vote in presidential elections and national referendums.

Pinochet regime tied to ex-Nazi medic's enclave: leaks

Santiago - Late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime had ties to a secretive enclave founded by an ex-Nazi corporal that has been accused of collaborating in human rights abuses, according to a leaked report.

CIA suspected Pinochet in 1976 assassination: U.S. files

Santiago - The CIA had evidence that Chile's military dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered the brazen assassination in Washington of an exiled former Chilean foreign minister, the diplomat's son said Thursday.

Chile rocked by 6.0 magnitude quake, no injuries reported

Santiago - An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Moment magnitude scale shook central Chile Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the country's National Emergency Office said.

Chile declares huge Easter Island marine reserve

Miramar - Chile declared huge new marine reserves in the Pacific in water off Easter Island on Monday as it hosted a major conference on protecting the world's oceans and fisheries.

Pope Francis defends appointment of bishop accused of protecting priest

Santiago - Pope Francis called critics protesting the appointment of a new bishop in Chile, who has been accused of covering up sexual abuse crimes committed by priests, "lefties" in a video message Saturday.

Chile rattled by two earthquakes

Santiago - Two earthquakes, magnitude 6.0 and 6.1, hit northern and southern Chile Saturday, but caused no known injuries or significant damage, the government's National Emergency Office (ONEMI) said.

Martin Garrix to headline 'Don't Let Daddy Know' show in Chile

Electronic dance music (EDM) star Martin Garrix will be headlining his first-ever "Don't Let Daddy Know" show in Chile on November 28.
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Vacuum-packed frozen and smoked fish and shellfish are available for travelers and visitors to the A...
Vacuum-packed frozen and smoked fish and shellfish are available for travelers and visitors to the Angelmó fishermen's market.
Crossing the Andes Mountains from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza  Argentina.
Crossing the Andes Mountains from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza, Argentina.
View of Concepción Hill. The lower part of the picture shows the Atkinson Promenade with old Britis...
View of Concepción Hill. The lower part of the picture shows the Atkinson Promenade with old British style homes. The large yellow building in the bottom, left is The Brighton Hotel.
Large windows in the second floor of the market facing Brazil Avenue. The old clock stopped working ...
Large windows in the second floor of the market facing Brazil Avenue. The old clock stopped working long time ago.
Pacific Islands off the coast of Chile
Pacific Islands off the coast of Chile
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Border control facilities in the Los Andes - Mendoza mountain pass between Chile and Argentina.
Border control facilities in the Los Andes - Mendoza mountain pass between Chile and Argentina.
The Cathedral of Puerto Montt is totally built of larch wood. The tower is covered with copper sheet...
The Cathedral of Puerto Montt is totally built of larch wood. The tower is covered with copper sheets.
L Incontro Trattoria. Sunny outdoor terraces facing the ocean have large windowpanes to stop the sou...
L'Incontro Trattoria. Sunny outdoor terraces facing the ocean have large windowpanes to stop the southern breezes.
Busy intersection next to the market. A couple of policemen attempt to bring some order to the chaot...
Busy intersection next to the market. A couple of policemen attempt to bring some order to the chaotic traffic. On this day the students of the University nearby had taken the day off from protesting against the government's limited educational funding.
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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Copahue volcano on red alert  December 24.
Copahue volcano on red alert, December 24.
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Piure a.k.a. sea-squirts are tunicate shellfish that look like bags of blood inside a stone and tast...
Piure a.k.a. sea-squirts are tunicate shellfish that look like bags of blood inside a stone and taste...different...
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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.
Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez complaints of harsh treatment from Peruvian defenders.
Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez complaints of harsh treatment from Peruvian defenders.
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El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Life-size wood carvings show workers in various ...
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Life-size wood carvings show workers in various stages of wine-making using old, artisanal equipment
Sei whale die-off is the largest ever recorded by scientists.
Sei whale die-off is the largest ever recorded by scientists.
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Colourful wool garments on sale at Angelmó market.
Colourful wool garments on sale at Angelmó market.
Jorge Galleguillos  55  becomes the eleventh trapped miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine near...
Jorge Galleguillos, 55, becomes the eleventh trapped miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
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Strings of dehydrated piure (center) sold at a market in Puerto Montt  Chile. Shallots and large gar...
Strings of dehydrated piure (center) sold at a market in Puerto Montt, Chile. Shallots and large garlic cloves from Chiloé Island are shown in the foreground. The strings at the left are smoked clams, and at the right of the picture there are strings of smoked mussels.