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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

Chile ash cloud grounds flights

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

A cloud of ash spewed from a volcano range in Chile grounds flights at a number of airports in Argentina and Uruguay.
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Chile ash cloud disruption eases

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 22:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Two airports in Argentina's capital reopen after flights across the region were disrupted by clouds of ash spewed from a volcano range in Chile.
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In pictures

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Chile and Argentina covered with ash from erupting volcanic range
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VIDEO: Chile volcano ash clogs roads

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 8:30

Eruptions from a Chilean volcano have left roads and rivers blanketed in a thick layer of ash.
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VIDEO: Thousands shelter from Chile eruptions

Monday, June 6th 2011, 13:04

Thousands of people have spent the night in temporary shelters after a series of volcanic eruptions in Southern Chile.
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In pictures

Monday, June 6th 2011, 10:47
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Erupting volcano range showers Chile and Argentina with ash
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Chile volcano ash alert remains

Monday, June 6th 2011, 8:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Puyehue

Authorities in southern Chile and Argentina are still on alert as ash from the Puyehue volcano range continues to be blown over the region.
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VIDEO: Chile volcanoes 'turned sky dark'

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Puyehue

Hugh Sinclair describes the impact of the volcano eruptions from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range, on nearby Bariloche in Argentina, where he is staying.
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Chile volcano range spews ash

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 15:10
related places: Puyehue

The Puyehue volcano range in southern Chile has begun erupting, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people living in the nearby area.
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VIDEO: Chilean volcanoes spew ash and smoke

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 9:48

A chain of volcanoes has erupted in southern Chile, sending a column of smoke and ash high into the air.
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Chile orders Neruda death probe

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 23:16

A Chilean judge says claims Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda was poisoned after the 1973 military coup must be investigated
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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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