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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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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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Chile bishop in abuse row quits

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 19:25

Catholic Bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes resigns while the Chilean Church investigates accusations that he sexually abused a 15-year-old altar boy.
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VIDEO: The real-life Robinson Crusoe island

Monday, October 1st 2012, 15:42
related places: Robinson Crusoe

Gideon Long visits the Juan Fernandez islands off the Chilean mainland - a place that supposedly inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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VIDEO: Chilean children get quake training

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 8:52

Chilean authorities have organised simulations to help minimise casualties in the event of a quake.
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Quake tech aiming to save lives

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 7:16

Chile trials new technologies to reduce the impact of earthquakes
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Spanish Communist Carrillo dies

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 20:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish former Communist leader Santiago Carrillo, who fought in the 1930s civil war then played a key role in the transition to democracy, dies aged 97.
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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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