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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 orders Neruda exhumation

Friday, February 8th 2013, 22:46

A Chilean judge orders the exhumation of the remains of the poet Pablo Neruda, as part of an investigation into claims he was poisoned in 1973.
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Chile navy investigates 'xenophobia'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 0:59

The Chilean navy investigates allegations of xenophobia after a video apparently showed marines chanting they would "kill Argentines, shoot Bolivians and slit the throats of Peruvians".
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How positive thinking toppled Pinochet

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 3:38

How a publicity whizz kid toppled Chile's Augusto Pinochet
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Nadal wins on comeback in Chile

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 22:40

Rafael Nadal wins his first match after eight months out with victory in his men's doubles opener at the Chile Open.
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Chile capital sees water shortage

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 2:17
related places: Santiago

The drinking water in Chile's capital, Santiago, is being restored after contamination left millions without supplies, officials say.
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VIDEO: Who does Antarctica belong to?

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 6:51
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

The Chilean president made his third visit to the continent, where he placed a flag where Chile's latest research station will be opened.
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Rio landmark artist Selaron dies

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 19:16

Jorge Selaron, the Chilean artist who created Rio de Janeiro's brightly coloured Selaron stairs is found dead on the work of art he created.
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VIDEO: Chile 'arson attack' kills two

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 4:25

A Chilean landowner and his wife, who were involved in a land dispute with a local indigenous group, have been killed in a suspected arson attack.
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Two dead in Chile 'arson attack'

Friday, January 4th 2013, 19:46

A Chilean couple are killed in a suspected arson attack on their home, in an area which has seen a string of attacks over indigenous land rights.
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VIDEO: Indigenous Chileans attack Spanish banks

Friday, January 4th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Santiago

Violence has broken out in the Chilean capital Santiago after hundreds of protesters from the indigenous Mapuche community targeted two Spanish banks.
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Chile makes arrests in Jara case

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 10:37

Chilean authorities arrests four former army officers accused of involvement in the murder of singer Victor Jara in 1973 after the Pinochet coup.
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VIDEO: Chile arrests over singer's death

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 4:24

A judge in Chile has ordered the arrest of eight former army officers over the murder 39 years ago of well-known left-wing singer Victor Jara.
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Chile arrests over singer's death

Friday, December 28th 2012, 19:26

A judge in Chile opens proceedings against eight retired army officers over the murder of left-wing singer Victor Jara days after General Pinochet's coup in 1973.
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VIDEO: Red alert for volcano in Chile

Monday, December 24th 2012, 0:58

Authorities in Chile have issued a red alert for the Copahue volcano after seismic activity was detected.
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Red alert in Chile over volcano

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 18:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Chile raises the alert to the highest level as the Copahue volcano on its border with Argentina increases its activity spewing more ash and gas.
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Chile journalist denounces threat

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 23:40

Chilean journalist Mauricio Weibel asks for protective measures after research material on crimes under Chile's military rule is stolen from his home.
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Chile firm shuts smelly pig plant

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 8:47

A Chilean pig plant that provoked protests by nearby residents over its smell is closing 'indefinitely', food firm Agrosuper says.
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VIDEO: Clashes in Chile over new fish quota

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 17:53

Chilean police turned water canons on groups of protesters over a new law which limits fish quota.
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VIDEO: Rebuilding lives after Chilean quake

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 9:30

Nearly three years on from the Chile earthquake, the BBC's Gideon Long looks at how the residents of the Juan Fernandez Islands are rebuilding their lives.
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Chile raid on child prostitution

Friday, November 16th 2012, 22:08
related places: Santiago

Police in Chile arrest more than a dozen people suspected of being part of a child prostitution ring operating in Santiago.
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Chile reshuffle begins election

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 11:40

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera reshuffles his cabinet, allowing two of his ministers to leave to launch their election campaign to succeed him next year.
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Chilean ex-secret agents indicted

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 19:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Seven ex-agents of Chile's secret police are charged with the murder of Spanish diplomat Carmelo Soria in Chile during the country's military rule.
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Chile free vote sees low turnout

Monday, October 29th 2012, 10:27

Chile holds local elections seen as an early indicator for the 2013 presidential race but abstention is 60% with voting no longer compulsory.
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Chile 'disappeared' on voters' list

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:09

Chile families want loved ones off electoral register
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Carrefour pulls out of Colombia

Friday, October 19th 2012, 10:32
related countries: Colombia Colombia, France France

Shares in Carrefour gain almost 7% after the French retail giant announced the sale of its Colombian business to Chile's Cencosud for 2bn euros.
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UK ambassador's Falklands apology

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 18:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British ambassador to Chile apologises for a tweet that makes reference to chant that describes Argentine veterans of the Falklands War as gay and cowards.
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Andes survivors mark anniversary

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 20:36

Some of those who survived a plane crash in the Chilean Andes by eating the bodies of dead passengers finally play the rugby match initially planned in 1972.
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VIDEO: Artist resurrects 'phantom railings'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 18:15

An interactive sound sculpture from Chilean artist Catalina Pollak uses the movements of pedestrians to evoke the ghost of a lost iron fence.
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