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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

Second large quake strikes Chile

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 5:07

A 7.6 earthquake rocks northern Chile, a day after an 8.2 tremor killed six people, and forces the visiting president to evacuate.
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Prison escape in quake-hit Chile city

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 21:36
related places: Iquique

Chile's authorities have deployed soldiers to the quake-hit city of Iquique after some 300 inmates flee a women's prison.
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Disaster declared after Chile quake

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 12:39

Chile declares two northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas, with at least six people left dead.
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Tsunami alert after 8.2 Chile quake

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:41
related places: Iquique

An earthquake of 8.2 magnitude strikes off the coast of northern Chile, triggering a tsunami alert and killing at least five people.
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Chile's Bachelet faces first protest

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 2:05
related places: Santiago

Tens of thousands of Chileans rally in Santiago to encourage new President Michelle Bachelet to carry out the reforms she has promised.
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Chile to review hydro energy plans

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 18:17

Chile's new government says it will review plans for HidroAysen, its biggest energy project, following environmental concerns.
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Bachelet sworn in as Chile president

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 16:42

Michelle Bachelet - Chile's first woman president in 2006 - is sworn in for a second time after her election victory in December.
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Chile's student leaders come of age

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 10:10

Chile's student leaders enter congress
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VIDEO: Chile's 'whale graveyard' explained

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

A graveyard of whales found beside the Pan-American Highway in Chile has been said to be one of the most astonishing fossil discoveries of recent years.
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Stunning whale graveyard explained

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 1:32

Scientists think they can now explain the discovery of a graveyard of fossil whales in Chile that accumulated more than five million years ago.
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Owls drafted in to fight deadly virus

Friday, February 21st 2014, 9:38

Chilean officials turn to an unlikely ally - owls - to fight a virus that has already killed 15 people.
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Arrest over Brazil cameraman death

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 11:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Police arrest a man suspected of throwing a flare which mortally wounded Brazilian TV cameraman Santiago Andrade in northern Bahia state.
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Brazil unrest cameraman 'brain dead'

Monday, February 10th 2014, 20:33
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian cameraman Santiago Andrade, who was hurt in clashes between protesters and police in Rio de Janeiro last week, is brain dead, doctors say.
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VIDEO: Puma causes havoc in Chile kitchen

Friday, January 31st 2014, 6:02

Members of a family in Chile had a shocking start to the day when they went to the kitchen for breakfast and found a two-year-old puma in the kitchen.
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UN court defines Peru-Chile border

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 13:46
related countries: Peru Peru

The United Nations' highest court has defined the Peru-Chile maritime border after an acrimonious dispute between the two neighbours.
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Chile-Peru: Moving on from the past

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 13:46
related countries: Peru Peru

Will the ICJ ruling help Chile and Peru bury the hatchet?
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Chilean dock workers end strike

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 1:41

Dock workers in Chile say they have agreed to end a three-week strike over pay, after signing a deal with port operators.
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Chile arrests men over poison deaths

Friday, January 24th 2014, 20:42

The authorities in Chile arrest four ex-army officers for allegedly poisoning prisoners during the military government of Augusto Pinochet.
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Chile's 33 miners still haunted by their past

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 13:35

Chile's 33 rescued miners struggling after underground ordeal
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Chilean 'anti-Israel' shirt banned

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 0:01
related countries: Israel Israel

The Chilean football federation bans top division club Palestino from using controversial "anti-Israel" shirts.
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Chilean fishermen win court backing

Friday, January 10th 2014, 18:14

Chile's Supreme Court sides with fishing groups and orders the operator of two coal power plants to ensure they do not pollute or kill marine life.
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Chile fires spark health alert

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 15:30

Officials in Chile urge residents of four regions to avoid exercising outside as thick smoke from forest fires spreads, fanned by high winds.
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Chile court closes Allende probe

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 20:42

The Chilean Supreme Court rejects appeals to reopen an investigation into the death of former president Salvador Allende, who committed suicide during the 1973 military coup.
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VIDEO: Chile fights simultaneous fires

Monday, January 6th 2014, 20:28

High temperatures and dry weather has led to a series of wildfires in Chile.
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VIDEO: Wildfires engulf central Chile

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 13:38

Firefighters in central Chile tackle wildfires as hundreds of local residents leave their homes in the worst affected areas.
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Chile Caravan of Death: Eight guilty

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 20:12

Eight former members of the Chilean military are found guilty of operating a death squad that killed 14 political opponents in 1973.
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Chile court orders tsunami payout

Friday, December 20th 2013, 5:51

Chile's Supreme Court has for the first time ordered the state to pay compensation to the relatives of one of the victims of the 2010 tsunami.
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Chile's Bachelet renews reform pledge

Monday, December 16th 2013, 16:32

The president-elect of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, promises to carry out a broad programme of reforms after winning a convincing 62% of the vote.
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