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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.

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Chile: news

Court confirms Allende suicide

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 8:00

A Chilean court confirms findings that President Salvador Allende killed himself, as demonstrators mark the anniversary of the 1973 coup that toppled him.
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VIDEO: Chile protest ends in violence

Monday, September 10th 2012, 6:49

A largely peaceful demonstration in Chile to honour the victims of General Augusto Pinochet's military government has ended in violence.
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Chile protest ends in violence

Monday, September 10th 2012, 1:28

A largely peaceful march in Chile to honour those who died in political persecution during General Pinochet's government ends in violence.
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Chile army in anti-gay order row

Friday, September 7th 2012, 20:37

The head of Chile's army apologises publicly for a directive instructing recruiters not to admit homosexuals and Jehovah's Witnesses.
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Google opens data centre in Chile

Friday, September 7th 2012, 14:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Santiago

Search giant Google has decided to base its first Latin American data centre near the Chilean capital Santiago.
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Chile ex-police chief sentenced

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:49

A court in Chile sentences Gen Augusto Pinochet's spy chief to 15 years in prison for the murder of a left-wing activist in 1975.
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Transfer business done - Ferguson

Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:21

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez will be the club's final summer signing.
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Chile orders arrests over hiker

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 15:06
related countries: United States United States

A judge in Chile orders the arrest of eight former police and army officials on suspicion of kidnapping a US hiker who vanished during the Pinochet years.
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VIDEO: Stranded ship is buffeted by waves

Friday, August 17th 2012, 1:54

Strong swells have been causing havoc along the Chilean coast, and triggered a dramatic rescue from a stranded cargo ship.
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VIDEO: Students occupy Chile's schools

Friday, August 17th 2012, 1:10
related places: Santiago

Police in Chile have detained 139 people - most of them teenage students - who were occupying three schools in the capital, Santiago.
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Mass arrests in Chilean schools

Friday, August 17th 2012, 0:54
related places: Santiago

Chilean police detain 139 people - most of them students - who had been occupying schools in Santiago for several days.
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VIDEO: Chilean Mapuches take on hip-hop

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 11:52

Chilean Mapuches are fusing their musical heritage with modern-day hip-hop in an effort to keep their indigenous traditions and language alive.
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VIDEO: Chile bans toys in children's meals

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 8:03

A new law has come into effect in Chile banning companies from putting toys in chidren's meals in a bid to combat childhood obesity.
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Chile miners launch product range

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 17:43

Thirty-three Chilean miners who were rescued in 2010 after being trapped underground are launching a range of souvenirs.
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Chile police find weapons arsenal

Friday, July 27th 2012, 0:39
related places: Santiago

Police in the Chilean capital, Santiago, find dozens of weapons and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition in a 74-year-old man's apartments.
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VIDEO: Serving out jail term on a football pitch

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 18:43
related countries: Russia Russia

Maxim Molokoedov, a former second division football player in Russia jailed for drug trafficking in Chile, is being allowed out every day to train and play with a local football team
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Fossils hint at first grasslands

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 15:40

Two of the earliest rodents, including the earliest chinchilla, are discovered in Chile
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VIDEO: Child sex abuse claims shock Chile

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 16:01
related places: Santiago

Prosecutors in Chile are investigating about 60 schools in the capital, Santiago, over allegations that pupils were sexually abused.
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Chile to investigate sex abuse

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 7:55

Prosecutors in Chile investigate about 60 schools over allegations of child sexual abuse, after an increase of complaints this year.
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Arrests over Chile military death

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 18:34

Police in Chile arrest two former air force colonels in connection with the 1974 death in prison of Gen Alberto Bachelet.
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Chile fishermen angry at new law

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:24

Chilean fishermen clash with police as they protest in several coastal towns against a new law they say favours industrial fishing over them.
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Chile cold snap deaths total 16

Monday, July 9th 2012, 9:15

Freezing weather in Chile causes the deaths of two more homeless people, bringing the number of deaths so far this year to 16, officials say.
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VIDEO: Protesters hit by water cannon in Chile

Friday, July 6th 2012, 4:22
related places: Santiago

Police broke up a union workers' march through the Chile capital Santiago on Thursday, arresting 12 demonstrators.
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VIDEO: Buried protest against pollution in Chile

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 14:24

Environmentalists in Chile protest against what they claim is pollution from a power plant.
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Changing times in Chile?

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 10:40

How 'homophobic' Chile's attitudes may be shifting
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Brazil and Chile airlines merge

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 20:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Chile's Lan airline completes a takeover of Brazil's Tam after two years of negotiations to create the world's second biggest carrier, Latam.
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VIDEO: Pinochet question throws Pinera

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 14:31

Press staff abruptly stop a BBC Mundo interview with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera after he is asked a question related to General Augusto Pinochet.
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Chile general 'tortured to death'

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 0:47

The father of ex-Chilean President Michelle Bachelet probably died as a result of torture after the 1973 coup led by Pinochet, a judge says.
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