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World’s Largest Space Observatory Opened in Chile

March 15, 2013, 12:32 pm

The world’s largest ground-based observatory has been opened in Chile. Antennas are positioned to capture incredible pictures that reveal the grandness of the cosmic space.

Hidden Incan City Discovered Under Santiago

February 7, 2013, 7:00 am

The Chilean capital of Santiago was most likely founded on an important Incan urban center, not built from the ground up by Spanish colonizers, according to new archaeological [...]

Extradite Pedro Barrientos Núñez to Chile

February 7, 2013, 4:11 am

The man accused of having fired the shot that killed Chilean songwriter Víctor Jara in 1973 lives in Deltona, Fla. International law requires the accused either be tried in [...]

Fishing Law Privatizes Sea off Chilean Coast

January 2, 2013, 9:59 pm

A new Chilean fisheries law gives 92 percent of resources to four large fisheries. Small-scale fishermen say the move will decimate their livelihood and way of life.

Chilean Judge Orders Arrests Over American’s Disappearance

August 22, 2012, 1:34 pm

A Chilean judge ordered the arrests of eight former army and police officials for allegedly taking part in the kidnapping of a U.S. hiker in the 1980s under the regime of [...]

Cleaning up the Real Robinson Crusoe

July 2, 2012, 9:17 am

Travel destination with brief history of Island Juan Fernandez, where Robinson Crusoe was marooned.

500,000 Pigs to Be Killed in Chilean Farm Dispute

May 29, 2012, 5:54 pm

Around half a million pigs on a farm in Chile will be killed because of health concerns after a dispute between locals and the company that left the pigs unattended for five days.

Taxi Hits Landmine After Crossing Chilean Border

May 27, 2012, 3:24 pm

A landmine in northern Chile detonated under a taxi from Peru which crossed illegally into the country on Friday night, it was reported. The driver was killed in the incident.

Nine Trapped in Peruvian Mine

April 8, 2012, 9:43 pm

Rescue workers in Peru said they are attempting to free nine miners trapped alive for two days in the southern portion of the country

Chilean Forest Fire Partially Under Control

January 3, 2012, 2:26 pm

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on late Monday afternoon that the Torres del Paine forest fire in Patagonia has been contained.


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