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Protest-hit Chile vows to punish any abuses by security forces

11 November, 2019 9:54 pm 9:54 pm

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera on Thursday promised to ensure police and soldiers found guilty of rights violations were prosecuted with the same force as rioters and looters during nearly three weeks of violent protests. Prosecutors are investigating more than 800 allegations of abuses including torture, rape and beatings by security forces during … Read More


Powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Chile’s coast

09 September, 2019 3:07 am 3:07 am

CHILE – An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off Chile’s coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday. The quake was centred 83 miles (134 km) west of Talca. The quake was shallow at a depth of 6.1 miles, and there were no immediate warnings of tsunamis from the incident. A video posted on … Read More

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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

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