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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 judges apologise for past role

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 23:51

Chile's judiciary makes an unprecedented apology for failing victims of abuse during the military rule of Gen Pinochet in the 1970s and 1980s.
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VIDEO: Alma telescope crew go on strike

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 12:28

Technicians and administrators at the world's largest radio telescope, the Alma observatory in Chile's Atacama desert, have gone on strike.
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Alma telescope workers go on strike

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 0:47

Workers at Chile's Alma telescope, the world's largest radio telescope, go on strike to demand better pay and working conditions.
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Chile abduction-row official quits

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 9:26

Chile's election chief quits days after he admitted handing over for adoption the son of two murdered left-wing activists after the 1973 coup.
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VIDEO: Condors freed after poisoning scare

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 4:50

Endangered condors have been released back into the wild high up in Chile's Andes.
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Chile priest faces jail in sex case

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 9:32

A 53-year-old Chilean priest faces 15 years in jail after being convicted of sexually abusing teenagers at a young people's home.
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Ex-army chief admits Chile adoption

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 15:48

Chile's former army chief admits handing over for adoption the son of murdered left-wing activists after Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup.
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Strike at Chilean copper mine ends

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 16:33

Some 2,500 workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine return to work after a 24-hour stoppage over pay, but say operations may be halted again.
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Strike closes world's top copper mine

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 23:23

Some 2,500 workers at the Escondida mine in northern Chile begin an unannounced strike over pay and conditions.
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Chile investigates condor deaths

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 0:46
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Health authorities are trying to find out what poisoned at least 20 condors in the Andes mountain range between Chile and Argentina.
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Spain rail crash: 'No malfunction'

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 13:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Compostela, Santiago

Spanish railways did not receive any report of a technical fault before the disastrous derailment last month, a railway boss says.
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Chile may annul 'flawed' 2012 census

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 3:49

The Chilean government has been advised to annul the latest census, taken in 2012, because it failed to account for nearly 10% of the population.
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Chile judge rejects Matthei charge

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 1:08

A judge in Chile rejects a request to prosecute the father of presidential candidate Evelyn Matthei over the death of the father of her poll rival.
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Probe into Pinochet millions dropped

Monday, August 5th 2013, 21:51

A Chilean judge drops a nine-year probe into the wealth of former dictator Augusto Pinochet, taking no action against his family over corruption claims.
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Anger at Chile mine collapse ruling

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 21:40

There are angry reactions in Chile after an inquiry into the accident that left 33 miners trapped underground in 2010 fails to find anyone responsible.
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UN attacks Chile's action on Mapuche

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 0:04

A senior United Nations official has criticised the Chilean government for using anti-terrorist legislation against the Mapuche indigenous minority.
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Mass for Spanish train crash dead

Monday, July 29th 2013, 21:10
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Compostela, Santiago

Members of Spain's royal family attend a Mass in Santiago de Compostela for the 79 people who died in a train crash the north-western city.
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VIDEO: Spanish train crash driver charged

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:17
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Compostela, Santiago

The driver of the train that crashed near the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people, has been provisionally charged with multiple cases of reckless homicide.
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Chile cathedral shut in abortion row

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 7:01
related places: Santiago

The Catholic cathedral in the Chilean capital Santiago is to remain closed for five days after it was vandalised by pro-abortion activists.
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'Murder' claim roils Chile campaign

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 0:10

A Chilean lawyer wants charges against the father of the conservative presidential candidate for the murder of her rival's father.
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Chile chooses conservative candidate

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 1:23

The governing conservative bloc in Chile appoints outspoken politician Evelyn Matthei to run against former President Michelle Bachelet.
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Chile presidential candidate resigns

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 0:31

Chile's conservative presidential candidate, Pablo Longueira, withdraws from the 17 November election campaign citing problems with depression.
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Amnesty urges Chile abortion rethink

Friday, July 12th 2013, 8:33

Amnesty urges Chile to allow a pregnant 11-year-old rape victim the option of an abortion, days after she said she would have the child.
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US allies demand answers over spying

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 9:15
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico, United States United States

US allies Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile join the chorus of disapproval over allegations that the US is conducting widespread espionage.
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Neruda remains to be tested in Spain

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 17:23
related countries: Spain Spain

A Chilean judge orders that bone samples from the deceased Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda be sent to Spain for fresh toxicology tests.
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Pinera stokes Chile abortion row

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 9:25

Chile's President Pinera outrages his critics by praising the maturity of a pregnant 11-year-old rape victim who says she is happy to have the child.
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VIDEO: Huge waves hit Chile and Peru

Friday, July 5th 2013, 23:41
related countries: Peru Peru

Waves as big as 22 ft (7m) hit parts of Chile with coastal areas on alert across parts of South America's coast.
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Chile's Bachelet in primary comeback

Monday, July 1st 2013, 1:49

Chilean ex-President Michelle Bachelet secures a place in November's presidential election by winning a primary for her left-wing opposition bloc.
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