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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.

World news related to Chile – overview

Chile: news

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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'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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