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Solar eclipse plunges Chile into darkness

07 July, 2019 9:16 am 9:16 am

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of tourists scattered across the north Chilean desert on Tuesday to experience a rare, and irresistible combination for astronomy buffs: a total eclipse of the sun viewed from beneath the world’s clearest skies. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, plunging the … Read More



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Heavy traffic forces delay to Colombia-Chile quarter-final

06 June, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The start of Friday’s Copa America quarter-final has been delayed 20 minutes after the Chilean team bus was caught up in Sao Paulo’s notorious traffic. The reigning champions, who are set to play Colombia for a place in the semis, have already complained about the traffic in Brazil and were held … Read More



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Solar eclipse frenzy fuels astronomical tourism in Chile

06 June, 2019 8:32 am 8:32 am

LA SERENA, Chile (Reuters) – The total solar eclipse expected in northern Chile early next month is already drawing flocks of visitors eager to glimpse a rare view of the phenomenon through the region’s clear skies. In Coquimbo, a region spanning the Pacific coast and the Andes, tourism demand has already eclipsed offerings of some … Read More



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Oldest human footprint found in the Americas confirmed in Chile: researcher

04 April, 2019 8:12 am 8:12 am

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A 15,600-year old footprint discovered in southern Chile is believed to be the oldest ever found in the Americas, according to researchers. The footprint was first discovered in 2010 by a student at the Universidad Austral of Chile. Scientists then worked for years to rule out the possibility that the print may … Read More



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Chile’s national prosecutor requesting Vatican sex abuse files

08 August, 2018 9:10 am 9:10 am

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s national prosecuting authority said on Wednesday that it had asked the government to submit a formal request to the Vatican for information about nine clergymen and lay workers who have been accused of sexual abuse of children. The prosecuting authority said in a statement that national prosecutor Jorge Abbott had asked … Read More



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