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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

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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'Risks remain' after Chile quake

Monday, January 31st 2011, 17:27

Central Chile retains the conditions necessary to generate a major earthquake close to the site of last February's Magnitude 8.8 event, scientists say.
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Chile to look into Allende death

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 18:01

Chile is to launch the first inquiry into socialist President Salvador Allende's death in the 1973 coup which brought Gen Pinochet to power.
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Chile's President Pinera makes surprise landing

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 1:10

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is accused of acting irresponsibly after landing his helicopter on a public road because it was running out of fuel.
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Mexico arrests Zetas gang suspect

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 23:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican police arrest a suspected founding member and regional chief of the notorious Zetas drugs cartel, Flavio Mendez Santiago.
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Deal ends Chile gas price protest

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 22:08

Chile's government reaches a deal to end a week of protests over gas prices in the far south that trapped hundreds of tourists.
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Chile fuel strike traps tourists

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 1:32

Thousands of foreign tourists are trapped in southern Chile due to strikes and road blockades by locals protesting against a rise in fuel prices.
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Rescued Chilean miner visits Elvis home

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 1:35

One of the Chilean miners rescued in October after 69 days underground has fulfilled a dream: visiting Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley.
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Earthquake shakes central Chile

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 1:47
related countries: United States United States

A strong earthquake shakes central Chile, sending people fleeing for fear of a tsunami, but causing no casualties or serious damage.
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Reflections on 2010: Chile mine rescue

Friday, December 31st 2010, 18:50

The rescue of 33 miners trapped underground in Chile made headlines around the world in 2010, a rare good news story that inspired a global audience.
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Rollercoaster year

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 0:26

The 12 months Chile will never forget
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Anarchists 'behind Rome parcel blasts'

Friday, December 24th 2010, 1:57
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian police says a note found stuck to the clothing of the man hurt after a parcel blew up at the Chilean embassy in Rome claimed responsibility on behalf of an Italian anarchist group.
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Bombs explode at Rome embassies

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 19:06
related countries: Italy Italy, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Rome

Italian police are on alert after package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome.
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France sentences Pinochet allies

Friday, December 17th 2010, 15:21
related countries: France France

Fourteen officials from Gen Pinochet's military regime in Chile are sentenced to prison for between 15 years and life in their absence in a French court.
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Charlton welcomes Chilean miners

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 3:10

Former Manchester United and England international Bobby Charlton has welcomed 26 of the 33 rescued Chilean miners to the UK.
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Chile miners are guests in the UK

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The men who were rescued from a mine in Chile have arrived in the UK to see Arsenal play Manchester United on Monday.
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Protests at Chile fire prison

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 18:01
related places: San Miguel

Protests have taken place at the San Miguel prison in Chile, two days after a fire killed more than 80 inmates.
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Chile's Pinera vows prison reform

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 9:26

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera condemns the prison system as a disgrace and vows reform after a jail fire kills more than 80.
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Chile prison fire kills dozens

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 3:09
related places: Santiago

A fire in a prison in the Chilean capital Santiago has killed at least 81 inmates, officials say.
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Scores die in Chile prison fire

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 20:26
related places: Santiago

A fire in a jail in Santiago, Chile kills at least 81 inmates, as the president describes the prison system as "inhumane".
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France tries Pinochet officials

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 13:17
related countries: France France

Fourteen officials from General Pinochet's military regime in Chile are being tried in their absence in a French court.
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Chile mine agrees to sell assets

Friday, November 26th 2010, 3:43

The company that owns a mine in Chile where 33 men were trapped for more than two months has agreed to sell its assets to avoid bankruptcy.
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Chile bus crash kills at least 19

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 16:54
related places: Santiago

Chile suffers one of its worst traffic crashes in years as a bus and a truck collide outside Santiago, killing at least 19 people.
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Tangled tale

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 13:41

Chile's leader caught in row mixing business, politics and football
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Miner completes New York marathon

Monday, November 8th 2010, 19:25

The Chilean miner who famously jogged underground while awaiting rescue has completed the New York City Marathon
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Chile miner completes NY marathon

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 21:32

Edison Pena, the Chilean miner who famously jogged underground while awaiting rescue, completes the New York marathon.
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President scores as miners lose match

Monday, October 25th 2010, 21:11
related places: Santiago

The 33 miners rescued after 69 days trapped underground in Chile have been feted by President Sebastian Pinera during a palace reception in Santiago.
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