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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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Date set for Pablo Neruda exhumation

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 0:12

A court in Chile says the remains of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed on 8 April to investigate the cause of death.
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Held Bolivia soldiers return home

Friday, March 1st 2013, 22:39
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A Chilean court suspends a trial against three Bolivian soldiers, whose arrest had led to diplomatic tensions between the neighbouring countries.
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Pinochet 'tried to hang on to power'

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 0:31
related countries: United States United States

Chilean military leader Augusto Pinochet wanted to hold on to power after he lost a referendum in 1988, declassified US documents suggest.
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Russian inmate joins Chilean club

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 20:45
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian inmate is allowed to remain in Chile and play for a local football club after serving three-year prison sentence for drug smuggling.
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Chile's Pinera visits fire victims

Friday, February 15th 2013, 21:38
related places: Valparaiso

Chilean Sebastian Pinera visits the city of Valparaiso, following one of the most destructive forest fires in decades, promising to re-house victims and rebuild the area.
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Bolivia stokes Chile border tension

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 21:03
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia's President Evo Morales renews his calls for the release of three soldiers arrested in Chile, marking the anniversary of the War of the Pacific.
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Chile's Mapuche clash with police

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 1:17

Members of Chile's Mapuche indigenous group are arrested after clashing with police at a protest to demand the release of one of their jailed leaders.
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Nadal beaten in Chile Open final

Monday, February 11th 2013, 7:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Rafael Nadal is denied the Chile Open title on his comeback from injury as he loses to Argentine Horacio Zeballos in the final.
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VIDEO: Chile orders Neruda exhumation

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 4:17

A judge in Chile judge has ordered the remains of the poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda to be exhumed as part of an investigation into the cause of his death.
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Nadal into Chile Open semi-final

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 0:06

Rafael Nadal reaches the semi-finals of the Chile Open as he continues to make a successful comeback from injury.
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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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