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Santiago de Chile News

'Taco', the polar bear in Chile’s National Zoo is free at last

Santiago - After 16 years of captivity in Chile's National Zoo, Taco the polar bear died. During his confinement the animal endured summer temperatures that often reached 36 C in Santiago, the Chilean capital. Years of protests did not achieve Taco's freedom.

Four killed, twelve injured at DOOM punk rock concert in Chile

Santiago - Three people died and twelve were severely injured on Thursday night when a building collapsed during a concert of the long-running anarcho-crust-punk British band DOOM at a nightclub in Santiago de Chile.

Chile defeats Unites States in World Polo Championship final

Santiago - In an electrifying final, Chile defeated the United States 12-11 in sudden-death overtime, achieving top status in the World Polo Championship 2015 held in Santiago de Chile. Brazil took third place by beating England 12-10.

The USA meets Chile April 1 in World Polo Championship final

Santiago - The U.S. and Chile advanced Tuesday to the World Polo Championship final to be played at Santiago de Chile. The Chilean and American teams will meet today (Wednesday) for the gold medal while England and Brazil will contest third place.

U.S. military declares war on climate change

Speaking at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru on Monday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel outlined the challenges that climate change presents to the military and national security.

Bomb attack leaves eight injured in shopping mall in Chile

Santiago - An explosive device detonated this afternoon inside a mall associated with the "Military Academy" Station of the Santiago Metro. The attack left 8 people injured three of them with life-threatening wounds

Review: ‘Santa Rita Winery’ — History and wines in Chile’s Maipo Valley Special

Santiago - Excellent wines, superb gastronomy, a museum of pre-Columbian art, beautiful gardens, and a tour into the history of Chilean wine, are part of the attractions offered to local and foreign visitors at “Santa Rita Vineyards” in the Maipo Valley.

Man injured when ‘wild elevator’ rushes up 31 floors, hits roof

Santiago - A man in Chile suffered serious injuries in a freak accident: the elevator he was riding from the basement to an upper floor of his building became out of control for unknown reasons and went up 31 floors in 15 seconds.

Review: Holm — Salads and fruit juice combinations for health buffs Special

Santiago - Among the recent additions to the restaurant scene in Santiago is 'Holm', a Salad and Juice Bar serving creative combinations of fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices, which has become one of the best vegetarian options in the Chilean capital.

Chile: Firefighter rescues, saves dog’s life by CPR after a fire

Santiago - A firefighter of the Santiago de Chile Fire Department is being hailed as a hero after he rescued from a burning house a dog that was showing faint vital signs and applied resuscitation procedures using rescue breathing and chest compressions (CPR).

The old Church and Colonial Art Museum of St. Francis of Assisi Special

Santiago - The church of St. Francis of Assisi in Santiago de Chile is the country's oldest building. The religious complex includes a former convent which holds important relics from the time of the Spanish conquest and religious artwork from the colonial period.

Across the Andes Mountain Range from Chile to Mendoza, Argentina Special

Santiago - The crossing of the Andes between Santiago, Chile, and Mendoza, Argentina, is a unique experience that offers magnificent mountain scenery of outstanding natural beauty, including a close view of Mount Aconcagua, "The Colossus of America".

'Visual Memory of a Nation' portrayed in the Santiago Subway Special

Santiago - The station “Universidad de Chile” of the Santiago Subway System encloses a monumental collection of murals depicting scenes from Chile’s ancient and modern history and is considered among the world's most artistic subway stations.

Santiago-Chile in CNN International’s list of most-loved cities Special

Santiago - Travel website CNNGo named Santiago de Chile among the top ten most captivating cities in the world; the South American capital ranks third, after Tokyo and Shanghai.

38 London St.: A place for memories of torture and extermination Special

Santiago - Located in the heart of the Chilean capital, the quaint Paris-London district has narrow and winding cobblestone streets lined by beautiful houses among which is “38 London Street”, the first detention and torture center ran by the military regime.

Daniel Zamudio funeral: Thousands join outpouring of grief

Thousands of people joined the funeral of Daniel Zamudio, the young gay man who died this week following a brutal homophobic attack by neo-Nazis earlier this month.

Chilean man injured while trying to explode bomb in bank

Santiago - A 22 year-old man suffered the amputation of both hands and severe burns when the explosive device he was attempting to install in the ATM section of a bank exploded prematurely. A disturbing video recorded the event.
 

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Impressive Tuscan columns support the arcades framing the outside corridors surrounding the inner co...
Impressive Tuscan columns support the arcades framing the outside corridors surrounding the inner courtyard of the convent.
 La Alameda   the main thoroughfare in the Chilean capital  narrows in some areas to allow preservat...
"La Alameda", the main thoroughfare in the Chilean capital, narrows in some areas to allow preservation of historic buildings such as St. Francis Colonial Church.
Andean Museum. Objects and tools used by Chilean  huasos  (cowboys) particularly related to horsebac...
Andean Museum. Objects and tools used by Chilean "huasos" (cowboys) particularly related to horseback riding.
The Andean Museum is located just meters from the restaurant in a modern building where about 2 000 ...
The Andean Museum is located just meters from the restaurant in a modern building where about 2,000 pieces of pre-Columbian art are displayed.
Santiago de Chile on the western slopes of the snowcapped Andes Mountains.
Santiago de Chile on the western slopes of the snowcapped Andes Mountains.
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The tiny neighborhood has only two streets: Paris Street intersects London Street.
The tiny neighborhood has only two streets: Paris Street intersects London Street.
The church and monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi contain part of the artistic legacy of the Spani...
The church and monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi contain part of the artistic legacy of the Spanish colonial period. The collection is the most important in Chile and one of the best preserved of South America.
Passenger in out of control elevator watches as the lift rushes up 31 floors in 15 seconds and hits ...
Passenger in out of control elevator watches as the lift rushes up 31 floors in 15 seconds and hits roof of the building. (Capture from YouTube video).
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Lunch time at  Doña Paula  Restaurant. The atmosphere is typical of a colonial building of the 18th...
Lunch time at "Doña Paula" Restaurant. The atmosphere is typical of a colonial building of the 18th century in Chile. Note the heavy ceiling joists, ceramic floors, oil paintings and wall sconces
Emergency personnel taking care of injured person in bomb explosion at  Escuela Militar  Station of ...
Emergency personnel taking care of injured person in bomb explosion at "Escuela Militar" Station of the Santiago Metro.
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Beautiful wooden balconies adorn some of the buildings at the Paris-London neighborhood.
Beautiful wooden balconies adorn some of the buildings at the Paris-London neighborhood.
Polo players in Argentina.
Polo players in Argentina.
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38 London Street in the Paris-London neighborhood of Santiago de Chile.
38 London Street in the Paris-London neighborhood of Santiago de Chile.
Santa Rita Vineyards seen from the Andean Museum.
Santa Rita Vineyards seen from the Andean Museum.
Only the heavy masonry structure of the church remained standing. One of the bells can be seen in th...
Only the heavy masonry structure of the church remained standing. One of the bells can be seen in the bottom, right-hand side of the picture.
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Tchaikovsky s Ballet  The Nutcracker  attended by about 20 thousand people in front of Chile s Presi...
Tchaikovsky's Ballet "The Nutcracker" attended by about 20 thousand people in front of Chile's Presidential Palace in Santiago.
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The courtyard and gardens of the convent are a true oasis of peace and tranquility right in the cent...
The courtyard and gardens of the convent are a true oasis of peace and tranquility right in the center of the busy city.
After lunch one may enjoy a rest in the shade or a stroll in the beautiful gardens and pergolas arou...
After lunch one may enjoy a rest in the shade or a stroll in the beautiful gardens and pergolas around the old house of Doña Paula Jaraquemada.
A healthy salad and fruit and vegetable juice combination at Holm  Providencia  Santiago.
A healthy salad and fruit and vegetable juice combination at Holm, Providencia, Santiago.
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