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Chile city in state of emergency over wildfires

Santiago - Chile on Saturday declared a local state of emergency over wildfires plaguing the landmark tourist-draw city of Valparaiso.

French police search forest for body of Japanese student

Besan - Police in eastern France searched a forest on Thursday for the body of a missing Japanese student as a chilling video emerged in which a man thought to be her fugitive Chilean ex-boyfriend threatens her.

Chilean wanted for suspected murder of Japanese student

Besan - French authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Chilean man suspected of murdering a Japanese student who went missing in the town of Besancon last month, authorities said on Tuesday.

Fire in historic Chilean city 'practically' controlled

Santiago - A large fire that burned 150 homes in the historic port city of Valparaiso, Chile, has been "practically" brought under control, an official said Tuesday.

Huge wildfire burns homes in Valparaiso, Chile

Playa Ancha - A wildfire ravaged woods and burned 100 homes in the hilly Chilean port city of Valparaiso on Monday, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people.

Strong Christmas Day quake alarms Chile, but no deaths reported

Santiago - A strong Christmas Day quake rattled southern Chile on Sunday, triggering initial tsunami fears and evacuations, but no deaths were reported and damage was minor.The quake registered 7.

Scans unveil secrets of world's oldest mummies

Santiago - The world's oldest mummies have just had an unusual check-up.

Pinochet agents apologize for Chile crimes

Santiago - Nine former agents of late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime asked forgiveness for their crimes Friday -- a first for Chile -- but victims' families rejected the gesture as a ploy.

Sex doll gift blows up into scandal for Chile minister

Santiago - A Twitter storm blew up Wednesday in Chile over a business association's Christmas gift to the economy minister: an inflatable sex doll "to stimulate the economy.

Chile judge quizzes Pinochet's widow in graft probe

Santiago - A judge in Chile questioned the 94-year-old widow of the late dictator Augusto Pinochet on Wednesday over charges she embezzled public funds through a women's non-profit group she ran.

Pinochet shadow looms over Chile 10 years after death

Santiago - Chile marks the 10th anniversary on Saturday of the death of late dictator Augusto Pinochet, who has gradually become a national pariah even as his legacy continues to dominate the country.

Bank regulators seek deal on crisis reforms

Santiago - World banking supervisors said Wednesday they were closing in on finalizing controversial new regulations to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

Criss Angel to perform 'Mindfreak Live!' show in Chile

On December 16, superstar magician Criss Angel will be performing a show in Chile, as part of his "Mindfreak Live" tour.

Chile's struggling president reshuffles government

Santiago - Chile's President Michelle Bachelet launched her sixth cabinet reshuffle in less than three years in a bid to strengthen her government ahead of a general election next year.

Fiery protests against Chile's private pension funds

Santiago - Chilean police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest Friday against the country's privatized pension system, which opponents say is leaving many retirees in poverty.

Daughter of slain Chile leader says won't run for president

Santiago - Isabel Allende, daughter of Chile's martyred leader Salvador Allende, said she has decided not to stand for her nation's presidency, just weeks after announcing she was mulling a run.

Chile's embattled Bachelet put to test in local polls

Santiago - Chile's opposition is leading with a razor-thin margin in local elections that could deal a disappointment to embattled President Michelle Bachelet by returning conservatives to power.

Chile's embattled president faces test in local polls

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet faces a test of strength Sunday in municipal elections that will serve as a political barometer with just over a year to go in her term.

Chile pardons president's late father four decades on

Santiago - Chile's Supreme Court said Tuesday it has annulled a treason conviction against President Michelle Bachelet's father, who was jailed and tortured to death for opposing the country's 1973 coup.

US gives Chile papers showing ex-dictator ordered 1976 assassination

Washington - The United States on Friday gave Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declassified CIA documents confirming that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the 1976 assassination of opposition leader Orlando Letelier.

Seven police injured, 49 arrested in Chile coup commemorations

Santiago - Seven officers were injured and 49 people arrested as protesters erected barricades and clashed with police on the 43rd anniversary of the military coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, the government said Monday.

Waste-besieged Easter Island slowly learns to recycle

Hanga Roa - Every Friday, a cargo plane loaded with three tonnes of waste cardboard takes off from wind-swept Easter Island, bound for the Chilean mainland thousands of miles away across the Pacific.

Mass march against Chile's private pension system

Santiago - Hundreds of thousands of people protested Sunday against Chile's privatized pension system, a legacy of late dictator Augusto Pinochet that opponents say is leaving many retirees destitute.

Campaigners demand Britain return Easter Island statue

Hanga Roa - Chilean filmmakers have launched a campaign for Britain to return a giant statue they say was stolen from the mystical Easter Island.

Chile ex-president denies Argentina bribes claim

Santiago - Chile's ex-president Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday denied accusations that he paid bribes to Argentine officials to help his former airline business.

Chile nixes Facebook, Twitter campaign bans after outcry

Santiago - Chile backpedaled on a decision to ban election campaigning on social media after the ruling united politicians from both left and right in outcry.

Chile demands Bolivian officials have visa for entry

Santiago - Chile said all Bolivian government officials would need entry visas in passports to visit, amid a tense diplomatic standoff between the two neighbors.

Chile rejects Bolivia call for talks on sea access

Santiago - Chile on Wednesday submitted legal papers to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking to slap down persistent arguments from its landlocked neighbor Bolivia for negotiations on sea access.

Bolivia accuses Chile of racist treatment of FM

La Paz - Bolivia accused Chile of racism Tuesday in a dispute over treatment of La Paz's foreign minister, who is an Aymara Indian.

Chile ex-army chief held over 1973 massacre

Santiago - Police arrested an ex-head of the Chilean army to face charges over a 1973 massacre under the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, the courts said.
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Old buildings and narrow alleys covered with rectangular quarried paving stones surround the histori...
Old buildings and narrow alleys covered with rectangular quarried paving stones surround the historic church.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The bottlers.
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. The bottlers.
Strings of dehydrated piure sold at a market in Puerto Montt  Chile. Other dry and smoked shellfish ...
Strings of dehydrated piure sold at a market in Puerto Montt, Chile. Other dry and smoked shellfish (mussels and clams) are also available.
Mario Sepulveda  39  is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule ...
Mario Sepulveda, 39, is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule the night of October 13, 2010. An accident trapped 33 miners for over nine weeks in the mine located near Copiapo, Chile.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Wildfires destroy about 75 homes in the hills of Valparaiso  Chile.
Wildfires destroy about 75 homes in the hills of Valparaiso, Chile.
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Some sections of the  Carretera Austral  in the Aysen Region are connected by small wooden barges ab...
Some sections of the "Carretera Austral" in the Aysen Region are connected by small wooden barges able to cross the river with a few vehicles.
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue  Playa Ancha neighbourhood  Valparaíso  Chile.
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue, Playa Ancha neighbourhood, Valparaíso, Chile.
Mario Sepulveda  39  is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule ...
Mario Sepulveda, 39, is the second miner to leave the San Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue capsule the night of October 13, 2010. An accident trapped 33 miners for over nine weeks in the mine located near Copiapo, Chile.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
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.
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.
Copahue volcano on red alert  December 24.
Copahue volcano on red alert, December 24.
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The sixth miner to emerge from the San Jose mine was Osman Araya  29  after having been trapped for ...
The sixth miner to emerge from the San Jose mine was Osman Araya, 29, after having been trapped for 69 days after the collapse of a tunnel on August 5. The rescue operations began bringing miners to the surface on October 13, 2010 near Copiapo, Chile.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
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.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Large carboys for wine storage.
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Large carboys for wine storage.
The steep slopes require travelling at low speed.
The steep slopes require travelling at low speed.
Endesa s Ralco Dam in the upper Bio-Bío River. Ancestral sacred land and a cemetery where Pehuenche...
Endesa's Ralco Dam in the upper Bio-Bío River. Ancestral sacred land and a cemetery where Pehuenche ancestors are buried were flooded under about 100 meter of water.
Albinfo
A Drum Bridge links the walking path with the Crane Island.
A Drum Bridge links the walking path with the Crane Island.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Laboures load grapes into a grinding machine.
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Laboures load grapes into a grinding machine.
Fresh water in rivers and lakes in the far south of Chile (Patagonia region) have been studied and f...
Fresh water in rivers and lakes in the far south of Chile (Patagonia region) have been studied and found to be the "purest waters on the planet".
A ring of telescopes at ESO s La Silla Observatory. La Silla is located in the southern part of the ...
A ring of telescopes at ESO's La Silla Observatory. La Silla is located in the southern part of the Atacama desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile,
Iztok Boncina/ESO

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