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Pope removes scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

Vatican City - Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandals and ahead of a Church-wide meeting on the "protection of minors" next year.

British Golden Globe sailor rescued in Southern Ocean

Santiago - British Golden Globe Race sailor Susie Goodall was plucked from a stormy Southern Ocean by a Chinese ship on Friday, a day after her yacht was dismasted, rescuers told AFP.

Latin America and Caribbean is world's most violent region, study says

Santiago - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a study published on Thursday.That amounts to more than 2.

Latin America and Caribbean is world's most violent region, study says

Santiago - Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said in a study published on Thursday.That amounts to more than 2.

Chile enacts law allowing sex change from 14 years of age

Santiago - Chile on Wednesday enacted a gender identity law that will allow people over 14 to change their name and gender on official identity documents.

Chile says attacks rising in wake of Mapuche killing by police

Santiago - The number of arson attacks and other "acts of violence" has soared in southern Chile's indigenous communities in the week since the killing by police of a young Mapuche man, the government said Tuesday.

Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return

London - The governor of Easter Island on Tuesday tearfully begged the British Museum to return one of its famous statues, saying: "Give us a chance so he can come back".

Missing Japanese student in France 'probably suffocated': prosecutor

Besan - A Japanese student who went missing in eastern France in 2016 was probably suffocated in her university room by her fugitive Chilean ex-boyfriend, a prosecutor said Monday.

El Salvador posts highest rate of women murdered in Latin America

Santiago - El Salvador has earned a grim distinction: it is the country with the highest rate of femicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, with more than 10 killings for every 100,000 women.

Pinera pledges probe of Mapuche death amid protests

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday pledged an investigation into the police killing of a young Mapuche man that sparked protests and firebomb attacks and revived allegations of state persecution of indigenous people.

Chileans jailed for killing Malaysian man

Kuala Lumpur - Two Chilean tourists who killed a Malaysian man in a fight in a hotel lobby shortly after they arrived in the country on holiday were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday.

Protesters interrupt UN rights chief speech

Geneva - Protestors briefly interrupted a speech by new UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet Wednesday, accusing her of complicity in persecution of the indigenous Mapuche community in her native Chile.

Chile to ask British Museum to return extinct mammal remains

Santiago - Chile announced on Sunday that it will ask the British Museum in London to return the remains of a mylodon, an extinct mammal that lived in Patagonia about 10,000 years ago.

Easter Islanders hope to swap a copy for iconic statue in UK museum

Santiago - For 150 years, the British Museum has housed one of the iconic, heavy-browed stone figures that Chile's Easter Island is famous for.Now the islanders are hoping desperately to get it back.

Chile denies a glacier spat has chilled ties to Argentina

Santiago - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday insisted he had no problem with Argentina despite its claim to extensive Patagonian glaciers along the joint but unmarked border.

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean former bishops for abusing minors

Vatican City - Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean former bishops for allegedly sexually abusing minors, the Vatican said on Saturday, after a meeting between the pontiff and Chile's president.

Morales plans talks with Chile after ICJ ruling setback

La Paz - President Evo Morales will send a letter to his Chilean counterpart to explore the possibility of talks after the world court rejected Bolivia's demand for access to the sea from its neighbor, an official said.

Chile archbishop remains silent over abuse cover-up claims

Rancagua - Santiago Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati on Wednesday went before a prosecutor investigating a sex abuse scandal that has roiled the Catholic Church in Chile but declined to answer questions about accusations he was involved in a cover-up.

World court ruling 'biased' says Bolivia's Morales

La Paz - Bolivia's President Evo Morales lashed out Tuesday as a "biased" International Court of Justice ruling that rejected La Paz's demand for access to the sea from neighbor Chile.

'Justice done' by ICJ on Bolivia claim: Chile president

Santiago - Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Monday welcomed the rejection by the UN's top court of a bid by landlocked Bolivia to force his country to give it access to the Pacific Ocean.

World court sinks Bolivia bid for sea access

Den Haag - The International Court of Justice on Monday ruled against landlocked Bolivia in a row with Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean that dates back to the 19th century.

World's biggest copper mine announces $1bn first semester profits

Santiago - The world's biggest copper mine by output, Chile's Escondida, announced on Friday profits of $1.086 billion for the first semester, just over a month after avoiding a strike by workers.

World court to rule on Bolivia sea row with Chile

Den Haag - The UN's top court will rule on Monday whether Chile must negotiate access to the Pacific Ocean with landlocked Bolivia, in a case that has fouled relations between the two neighbours for decades.

Bolivian ex-presidents reject Morales amnesty offer

La Paz - Two former Bolivian presidents rejected an amnesty offered on Thursday by incumbent Evo Morales as part of a bid to garner their support in his territorial dispute with Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean.

Chile launches immense scenic route connecting 17 national parks

Santiago - Chile is launching a huge scenic route through its Patagonian wilderness in a bid to attract tourism and highlight the need for conservationism in the sparsely-populated region.The Patagonian "Route of Parks" connects 17 national parks covering 11.

German court says won't jail doctor from Nazi paedophile sect

Berlin - A German court said Tuesday it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for a German former member of a Nazi paedophile sect for complicity in child sex abuse.

Chile rules out negotiating over Bolivian maritime passage claims

Santiago - Chile will not negotiate with Bolivia over the latter's territorial claims to land lost in a 19th century war between the two countries, foreign affairs minister Roberto Ampuero said on Friday.

Trump to meet Chile's president for talks on Venezuela

Washington - US President Donald Trump will receive his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Pinera, late this month for talks on "efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela," the White House said Friday.

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops: Vatican

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignations of two more bishops from Chile, which is investigating more than 100 cases of sexual abuse by the clergy, the Vatican said.

Chile passes law allowing teens over 14 to change their legal sex

Valpara - Lawmakers in Chile on Wednesday passed legislation allowing people as young as 14 to legally change their name and gender identity.The Chamber of Deputies passed the Gender Identity Law by a vote of 95-46.
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Marble sculpture in the park of Francisco de Aguirre Avenue  La Serena  Chile.
Marble sculpture in the park of Francisco de Aguirre Avenue, La Serena, Chile.
The commemorative plaque reads:  To the illustrious navigator Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa  Governor an...
The commemorative plaque reads: "To the illustrious navigator Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Governor and Captain General of the Straits who on March 25, 1584, founded here the city of Rey Don Felipe, and to the unfortunate Spaniards who suffered and perished in the first attempt to colonize this land. A tribute of the Galician Center of Punta Arenas, 1961."
Stone walls  gardens and terraces make the architecture of the UTFSM campus one of the most scenic u...
Stone walls, gardens and terraces make the architecture of the UTFSM campus one of the most scenic urban locations in Chile.
El Cuadro Ranch  Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Labourers press the crushed grapes to extract th...
El Cuadro Ranch, Casablanca Valley; Museum of Wine. Labourers press the crushed grapes to extract the grape juice.
Jorge Galleguillos  55  hugs Chilean president Sebastian Piñera and becomes the eleventh trapped mi...
Jorge Galleguillos, 55, hugs Chilean president Sebastian Piñera and becomes the eleventh trapped miner to be rescued from the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile on October 13, 2010.
Photo by Hugo Infante/Government of Chile
Small protected coves provide safe harbour for fishing vessels in Easter Island.
Small protected coves provide safe harbour for fishing vessels in Easter Island.
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.
Impressive views of the Lake from “Carretera Austral” (the “Southern Highway”)  which is a g...
Impressive views of the Lake from “Carretera Austral” (the “Southern Highway”), which is a gravel road running along the region.
Tōrō Japanese stone lantern on a rock in front of the stone beach  or Suhama  facing the resting h...
Tōrō Japanese stone lantern on a rock in front of the stone beach, or Suhama, facing the resting house across the pond.
Family members of Claudio Yañez  34  cheer on as he becomes the eighth miner to leave the San Jose ...
Family members of Claudio Yañez, 34, cheer on as he becomes the eighth miner to leave the San Jose mine with the "Fenix" rescue capsule the morning 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
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
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.
A picture of the historic La Moneda building in Chile. National pride has led to protests against wh...
A picture of the historic La Moneda building in Chile. National pride has led to protests against what they see as a tearing down of their rich history and natural beauty.
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Claudio Yañez  34  is the eighth miner to leave the San Jose mine with the  Fenix  rescue capsule t...
Claudio Yañez, 34, is the eighth miner to leave the San Jose mine with the "Fenix" rescue capsule the morning 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 originall name of Puerto Montt was  Melipulli  which means “Four Hills”  in the Mapuche lang...
The originall name of Puerto Montt was "Melipulli" which means “Four Hills” in the Mapuche language. The site is surrounded by volcanoes and it was covered by a thick forest. This picture shows modern buildings on the hills of P. Montt
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.
Restaurants and flower shops are in the second floor of the market.
Restaurants and flower shops are in the second floor of the market.
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 Wrestlers — also known as The Uffizi Wrestlers. This is a replica by Lisipo of the famous Roma...
The Wrestlers — also known as The Uffizi Wrestlers. This is a replica by Lisipo of the famous Roman marble sculpture made after a lost Greek original of the third century BCE, now in the Uffizi collection in Florence, Italy.
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue  Playa Ancha neighbourhood  Valparaíso  Chile.
Victorian style houses on Great Britain Avenue, Playa Ancha neighbourhood, Valparaíso, Chile.