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News: Chile

We have started to collect the most important news related to Chile in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Chile: news

Peruvian author wins book prize

Friday, May 27th 2011, 10:09
related countries: Peru Peru

Peruvian author Santiago Roncagliolo wins the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for his third novel, Red April.
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Chilean cult suspects arrested

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 22:35

Chilean police arrest two suspected members of the secretive Colonia Dignidad sect and issue a warrant for its missing deputy leader.
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Chile exhumes Allende's remains

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 12:14

Chile exhumes the remains of former President Salvador Allende to try to determine whether he was murdered or killed himself in 1973.
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Clashes at Chile demonstrations

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 19:34
related places: Valparaiso

Police and protesters opposing government policies in Chile clash in the central city of Valparaiso.
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Dam disquiet

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 0:28

Protesters mobilise against hydroelectric project in Chile
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Chilean miner still wants back his scribbled message

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 18:15

Chilean miner Jose Ojeda says he wants the Chilean government to return the famous message he scribbled while trapped underground.
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Boy searching for mother ends up in wrong country

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 12:37
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A 10-year-old Bolivian boy, who left home in search of his mother, mistakenly ends up in Chile after a 1,000km journey by lorry.
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Regulators approve Chile dam plan

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 1:18

Regulators in Chile give the green light to a hydro-electric dam project in Patagonia, but face resistance from environmental groups.
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VIDEO: Extreme base jumper in mountain dive

Friday, May 6th 2011, 8:17

Chilean base jumper Julio Munoz has ridden a motorbike off a 4,000m-high mountain in the Andes.
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Cuban politician jailed for graft

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 22:25
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A former Cuban government minister and a Chilean businessman receive lengthy jail sentences from a court in Havana for corruption.
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Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas dies

Monday, April 25th 2011, 13:32

Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas, one of Latin America's leading writers, dies aged 93, his family says.
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Chile rescue after US phone call

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 7:58
related countries: United States United States

Two tourists are rescued from a Chilean mountain after they managed to send a message to a US emergency centre, which then alerted local authorities.
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US alert sparks Chile peak rescue

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 3:56
related countries: United States United States

Two tourists in trouble on an Andean volcano send a message to a US emergency centre, kick-starting an attempt to rescue them.
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Chile to exhume ex-leader Allende

Friday, April 15th 2011, 17:06

A Chilean court orders the exhumation of Salvador Allende to determine whether the former leader was murdered or killed himself.
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Czech leader pockets official pen

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 15:49
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

A clip of the Czech president pocketing a ceremonial pen on a state visit to Chile becomes a YouTube hit.
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Bolivia to put sea claim to court

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 1:29
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Landlocked Bolivia says it will take Chile to international tribunals to recover access to the Pacific Ocean, which it lost in a 19th Century war.
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Obama in Central America pledge

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 7:28
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador, United States United States

US President Barack Obama - on a visit to El Salvador - promises $200m (£122m) to fight drug trafficking and gang violence in Central America.
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Chile to seek US Pinochet files

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 0:34
related countries: United States United States

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera says he will ask the US for classified documents relating to human rights violations under Gen Augusto Pinochet.
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Obama set for key speech in Chile

Monday, March 21st 2011, 17:04
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama is to outline his vision of deeper US ties with Latin America as he visits Chile.
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AUDIO: UK teen set to win Chilean X Factor

Monday, March 21st 2011, 12:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Santiago, Thetford

A 19 year old student from Thetford in Norfolk is being tipped to win Chile's version of the X Factor. Charlie Bick is currently based in the Chilean capital, Santiago.
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US and Chile sign nuclear accord

Friday, March 18th 2011, 18:57
related countries: United States United States

The United States signs a nuclear accord with Chile, despite growing misgivings in the country about the safety of nuclear power.
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Venezuela freezes nuclear plans

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:10
related countries: Japan Japan, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela halts plans to develop nuclear power in the light of the crisis in Japan, but Chile says it will keep the nuclear energy option open.
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Chile mine report blames owners

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 23:50
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: San Jose

A congressional commission in Chile finds the owners of the San Jose mine responsible for the collapse last year which left 33 men trapped underground for 69 days.
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Chile marks quake anniversary

Monday, February 28th 2011, 0:30

Chile commemorates last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami, amid disputes and protests over the pace of reconstruction.
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Then and now

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 1:01

Chile's recovery efforts one year on from huge quake
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Chile hit by powerful earthquake

Saturday, February 12th 2011, 3:43

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits central Chile, sending people running into the streets, but without causing serious damage or injuries.
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Chile leader sued over tsunami

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 2:22

Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet is sued over failings in Chile's tsunami warning system during the February 2010 earthquake.
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Police evict Easter Island clan

Monday, February 7th 2011, 2:58

Chilean police end the occupation of a hotel by a group of indigenous Rapa Nui, who say the land on which it was built was stolen from their ancestors.
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