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Rescue ends Kon-Tiki voyage attempt

Friday, March 18th 2016, 3:05

Authorities in Chile say they have rescued 14 people from two rafts, bringing to an end an attempt to emulate the famous Kon-tiki voyage of 1947.
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Chile Congress approves abortion bill

Friday, March 18th 2016, 0:05

Chile's lower house of Congress approves a draft to lift an abortion ban in certain cases, but the proposal still needs Senate backing.
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Colombia ex-leader's brother arrested

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 0:58
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Medellin

Police in the Colombian city of Medellin arrest Santiago Uribe, brother of former president Alvaro, over alleged links with a notorious paramilitary group.
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North Face widow offers land to Chile

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 23:22
related countries: United States United States

The widow of North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins opens talks with Chile on donating a vast nature reserve to be turned into national parks.
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Chile airport strike ends after chaos

Monday, December 21st 2015, 1:20

Airport ground workers in Chile end a four-day strike that has left thousands of people stranded in the busy run-up to Christmas.
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North Face founder dies in kayak accident

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 20:21
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man, United States United States

The US clothing billionaire and keen environmentalist Douglas Tompkins dies in a kayaking accident in southern Chile, aged 72.
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Chile pot-smoking mum cannot see baby

Friday, November 27th 2015, 20:52

A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her access to her newborn baby because she said she smoked marijuana.
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Chile and Peru in new border spat

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 0:50
related countries: Peru Peru

Chile protests against Peru's decision to create a new district in a disputed border area.
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Chile miners sue their lawyers

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 11:38

Nine of 33 miners rescued from a mine in Chile after 69 days underground in 2010 sue their lawyers for alleged fraud.
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Chile seizes erotic book from schools

Friday, October 30th 2015, 20:03

The Chilean government begins seizing copies of an erotic version of the classic fairytale that was mistakenly distributed to 283 primary schools.
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Chile civil union law takes effect

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 21:13

A new law comes into force in Chile granting unmarried heterosexual and same-sex couples many of the rights enjoyed by married couples.
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Chile works towards new constitution

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 15:00
related countries: United States United States

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet announces the start of a process to draw up a new constitution for the South American country.
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VIDEO: Chile protesters clash with police

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 3:14
related places: Santiago

In Chile's capital Santiago there have been clashes between police and demonstrators, in a rally led by the indigenous Mapuche people.
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Chile miners mark five years since rescue

Monday, October 12th 2015, 23:22

Chilean miners reflect on life five years after rescue
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Glencore confirms sale of mines

Monday, October 12th 2015, 6:59
related countries: Australia Australia, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Embattled mining giant Glencore says it has started the sales process for two of its copper mines in Australia and Chile.
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Chile creates new marine reserves

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:16

Chile announces the creation of two new marine reserves off its coast which together will cover more than a million sq km.
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UN court to hear Bolivia-Chile case

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:39
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

The UN's highest court, the International Court of Justice will continue to hear a dispute between Bolivia and Chile over the former's access to the sea.
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Pope wants 'revolution of tenderness'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 17:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Santiago

Speaking at his final mass in Cuba in the city of Santiago, Pope Francis calls for a "revolution of tenderness".
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Chile declares earthquake emergency

Friday, September 18th 2015, 13:02

Chile's interior ministry declares a state of emergency in a central region struck by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.
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Chile quake triggers mass evacuation

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 15:36
related places: Santiago

At least 10 people have died and more than one million residents evacuated from their homes after a powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile, setting off tsunami waves.
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US hiker's body found in Spain

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 16:29
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: Camino, Santiago

Police in Spain say they have found the body of an American woman who went missing on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail in April, and arrest a suspect.
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Protest over 'torture ship' docking

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 21:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Dozens of people protest against the "outrageous" docking of a Chilean naval vessel, dubbed the "torture ship", in east London.
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VIDEO: Pinochet's ex-spymaster dies at 86

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 15:44

Manuel Contreras, notorious former head of Chile's intelligence services during the military government of Augusto Pinochet, has died at the age of 86.
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Pinochet's spymaster dies at 86

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 14:41

Manuel Contreras - who headed Chile's intelligence service during the Pinochet regime in the 1970s and 80s - dies in hospital, aged 86.
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More arrests in Chile burning case

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 22:41

A further five Chilean ex-army soldiers are charged over the burning of two teenagers during a 1986 protest against Gen Augusto Pinochet.
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Vidal seals Bayern Munich move

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:27
related countries: Germany Germany

Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal moves to German champions Bayern Munich after signing a four-year deal.
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Chile charges over burning students

Friday, July 24th 2015, 17:56

A Chilean judge charges seven former soldiers over the burning of two students during a 1986 protest against Gen Augusto Pinochet's government.
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VIDEO: Chilean judge reopens burning case

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:32

A judge in Chile has begun questioning seven former military officers accused of involvement in one of the most prominent cases of human rights abuse under General Augusto Pinochet's government.
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Chile judge reopens burning case

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 22:34

A judge in Chile questions seven former military officers accused over a fire attack on two students in 1986 during the government of General Pinochet.
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Chile lawmakers pass marijuana bill

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 2:15

Chilean lawmakers in the lower house approve a bill allowing the growth of marijuana for personal use.
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