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Chile: Republic in South America
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica, although all claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty.


Chile's ex-president Bachelet denies links to Brazil's Car Wash scandal

Michelle Bachelet, Chile's ex-president and now the UN human rights chief, has denied allegations by a Brazilian businessman under investigation in Brazil's massive Car Wash scandal that he paid..
Reuters - Published

Nature: Chilean marine reserve

"Sunday Morning" takes us among sea lions and jellyfish near Chañaral Island, part of the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve off the coast of Chile. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.
CBS News - Published

Videos for Chile

Watch: Coup continues to divide Chile on 46th anniversary [Video]Watch: Coup continues to divide Chile on 46th anniversary

Wednesday marked the 46th anniversary of the coup that in 1973 brought General Augusto Pinochet to power. His 1973-1990 dictatorship saw 40,000 people disappeared, killed, imprisoned or tortured.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Teen climate activist in NYC after transatlantic trip [Video]Teen climate activist in NYC after transatlantic trip

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg set foot on dry land in New York City on Wednesday with a smile and a wave, as she finished her 14-day transatlantic journey on a zero-carbon emissions..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires [Video]Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires

What was until recently a verdant area of trees and wildlife in Southern Bolivia has now become a charred landscape where life teeters on the brink after wildfires ravaged the region -- but one..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Melania Trump and G7 first ladies go sightseeing [Video]Melania Trump and G7 first ladies go sightseeing

Melania Trump, Brigitte Macron and other world leaders' wives visited the home of a famed French red pepper on the sidelines of the G7 summit. The US and French first ladies were joined by Akie Abe,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Abuse survivors sue Chilean state for damages [Video]Abuse survivors sue Chilean state for damages

Paul Schaeffer, a former Nazi, turned the so-called Dignity Colony into a prison.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:07Published

Greta Thunberg prepares to set sail [Video]Greta Thunberg prepares to set sail

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate change activist who has inspired student protests around the world, is heading to the United States from the UK this week, in a sailboat. She will be on a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:48Published

Chile economy hurt by US-China trade war [Video]Chile economy hurt by US-China trade war

Chile regarded as Latin America's most stable economy, but has seen sharp rise in unemployment as exports to China takes a hit.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

The Panam Games draw to a close [Video]The Panam Games draw to a close

PanAm Games close in Peru

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The Dish: Chef Victoria Blamey shares her signature recipes

Born in Santiago, Chile, Victoria Blamey was a college student studying history when she changed her plans and went off to cooking school. That led to jobs in Britain, Australia, Spain, and New York,..
CBS News - Published

From Catalina to Alexis: Chilean teen first to legally change gender

In 2016, Chilean 14-year old girl Catalina began to identify with friends and family as Alexis, a boy. It took Chile's conservative, Roman Catholic legal system far longer to come around.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro irks Chile with personal attack on U.N.'s Bachelet

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused friction with regional ally Chile on Wednesday when he accused its former leader Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's affairs by criticizing rising police..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro accuses U.N.'s Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's sovereignty

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused Chile's former leader Michelle Bachelet, now the United Nations human rights chief, of meddling in his country's affairs after she criticized a rise..
Reuters - Published

Inspired by teen climate activist Thunberg, Latin American activists converge in Chile

Inspired by Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, a group of young activists from several Latin American countries have converged in Chile to exchange ideas on how to battle climate change.
Reuters - Published

Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, as the country also..
Reuters - Published

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an..
Reuters - Published

Chilean priest who is uncle of president probed in alleged child sex abuse

The Vatican has launched an investigation into an allegation that a retired archbishop and uncle of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sexually abused a child more than 50 years ago, the Vatican's..
Reuters - Published

China hopes U.S. will come back to the table at Chile climate talks

China hopes to welcome the United States 'back to the negotiating table' to discuss global efforts to limit climate change at a United Nations summit to be hosted by Chile in December, its top climate..
Reuters - Published

Brazil extradites Chilean leftist guerrilla convicted of murdering Pinochet ally

Brazil said on Tuesday it had extradited to Chile a leftist guerrilla convicted of the murder of a Chilean politician allied with former dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Reuters - Published

At least six killed after houses collapse in Chile's Valparaiso

At least six people have died after two houses collapsed in the historic Chilean port city of Valparaiso late on Tuesday, the city's authorities have confirmed, and a regional official said the death..
Reuters - Published

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Chile, no damage reported

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off Chile's coast on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local authorities said there was no immediate report of any damage.
Reuters - Published

Chilean navy says investigating oil spill on remote Patagonian island

Chile is investigating a 40,000-liter diesel oil spill on an island on the far southern coast of Chilean Patagonia, the navy said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Chilean lawmakers abolish law requiring Codelco to finance military

Chilean lawmakers passed a measure on Wednesday abolishing an antiquated, decades-old law under which state-run Codelco , the world's largest copper miner, helped foot the bill for the country's..
Reuters - Published

Alert issued for stolen car with nuclear substance in Chile

What appeared to be a typical case of car theft in Chile's capital on Friday became more dire when authorities said the vehicle was carrying a dangerous radioactive substance.
Reuters - Published

Unborn baby dies while Venezuelan mother awaits entry to Chile

Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.
Reuters - Published

Chile removes statute of limitations on child sex abuse amid Church crisis

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed into law on Thursday a bill to remove the statute of limitations on sex crimes involving children amid a sex abuse crisis that has rocked the country's..
Reuters - Published

Lionel Messi gets red card at Copa America, blasts refereeing and 'corruption' afterward

Argentina soccer star Lionel Messi boycotted bronze medal ceremony after win against Chile to protest refereeing and “corruption" at Copa America.
USATODAY.com - Published

Messi sent off in tense 3rd-place game at Copa América

Lionel Messi has been sent off in the first half of the third-place game between Argentina and Chile in the Copa América
USATODAY.com - Published

Chile's Copa América run ends with tough loss to old rival

Chile's Copa América run ends with tough loss against old rival Peru
USATODAY.com - Published

Peru upsets Chile and will face Brazil in Copa América final

Peru has stunned two-time defending Chile in the semifinals of the Copa América to set up a final against host Brazil on Sunday
USATODAY.com - Published

Total solar eclipse sweeps across South America

Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gazed skyward through special eclipse glasses Tuesday as a rare total eclipse of the sun darkened the heavens over northern Chile. Watch the moment of totality..
CBS News - Published

Solar eclipse boom-time for small cities in the sweet spot

One Chilean city of 200,000 sees more than 300,000 visitors flood in to see the moon completely hide the sun for just a few fleeting minutes
CBS News - Published

Chile police arrest two in murder of Canadian in Valparaiso

Chilean police arrested two men suspected of killing a Canadian citizen last week during an attempted mugging while he strolled with his family through the port city of Valparaiso, police said on..
Reuters - Published

A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.

The project’s reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump’s family.
NYTimes.com - Published

Chile offers 'democratic responsibility visa' to Venezuelan migrants

Venezuelans seeking refuge in Chile can request a "democratic responsibility visa" at any Chilean consulate in the world, and not just in their homeland where the visa has been available until now,..
Reuters - Published

Chile beats Ecuador 2-1 to reach Copa America quarterfinals

Alexis Sanchez scored a second-half winner to give Chile a 2-1 win over Ecuador and a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa America
USATODAY.com - Published

Canadian man killed in Chilean tourist city Valparaiso

A Canadian citizen was stabbed to death on Friday in the Chilean port of Valparaiso while he was strolling with his family in one of the city's hillside tourist areas, local media and police said.
Reuters - Published

About 200 mostly Venezuelan migrants stuck at Chile-Peru border

Some 200 mostly Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty at home remained stranded on the Peru-Chile border on Thursday after being refused entry to Chile earlier this week.
Reuters - Published

Striking Codelco miners in Chile to consider new contract offer

Unions at Chile's Codelco on Wednesday evening will discuss an improved contract offer that the world's largest copper producer hopes will bring an end to a strike at its huge Chuquicamata deposit now..
Reuters - Published

Chile's Codelco seeks to defuse strike after miners clash with police

Chilean miner Codelco sweetened its contract offer to workers on Tuesday in a bid to defuse rising tensions after miners striking at its giant Chuquicamata copper mine were involved in clashes with..
Reuters - Published

Striking miners and police clash at Chile's Chuquicamata mine

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes on Tuesday with miners striking at Chile's giant Chuquicamata copper mine, as the workers tried to block access to a site operated by state-owned..
Reuters - Published

French authorities were allegedly dismissive of World Cup security concerns

Team USA will go to the next round of the Women’s World Cup after Sunday's three to nothing win over Chile. Team captain Carli Lloyd scored two goals, including a spectacular strike. The team is..
CBS News - Published

U.S. women's team moving to knockout round in World Cup after 3-0 win over Chile

Carli Lloyd opened the Women's World Cup on the bench for the U.S., but when the call came Sunday, she made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champs to a 3-0 victory over Chile. The..
CBS News - Published

U.S. Women face Chile in World Cup – live updates

The U.S. women face Chile in their second match after a 13-0 opening match drumming of Thailand
CBS News - Published

One trapped miner in Chile rescued, one dead, one remains missing

Chilean authorities found alive one of three Bolivian miners trapped beneath the rubble at a small copper mine early on Saturday, while another was found dead, Chile´s mining ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Chilean bishop resigns after comments about Last Supper

A Chilean auxiliary bishop appointed by Pope Francis less than a month ago resigned on Friday, the Archdiocese of Santiago said in a statement, just weeks after he made controversial comments about the..
Reuters - Published

Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off Chile near Coquimbo: USGS

A magnitude 6.5 quake struck off Chile's coast near the coastal city of Coquimbo, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Chile President Pinera shakes up cabinet as economy wavers

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sacked six ministers on Thursday in a bid to renew confidence in his center-right reform program, hours after pollster CEP showed approval for his administration had..
Reuters - Published

LGBT pride parades across the world

People flooded streets in cities across the world this weekend to celebrate LGBT pride, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Mexico City and Santiago, Chile
CBS News - Published

Take a ride with sandboarders in Chile

Take a ride with a father and son sandboarding duo in Iquique, Chile.
USATODAY.com - Published

Chilean police break up migrant human trafficking ring

Chilean prosecutors are indicting at least 10 people over their alleged links to a human trafficking ring that smuggled hundreds of Chinese migrants into Chile after charging them $5,000 apiece for..
Reuters - Published

Garin beats Berrettini to win Munich Open final

Cristian Garin of Chile defeated Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (1) to win the Munich Open final on Sunday, less than a month after he claimed his first ATP title in Houston
USATODAY.com - Published

Chile's Garin upsets Cecchinato to reach Munich Open final

Chilean outsider Cristian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato in straight sets
USATODAY.com - Published

Venezuela's Lopez leaves Chile diplomatic residence for Spain's embassy: Chile foreign minister

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez has left Chile's diplomatic residence, which he entered on Tuesday, and moved to the Spanish embassy, Chile's foreign minister Roberto Ampuero said on..
Reuters - Published

Chilean bishops and prosecutors to share intel on sex abuse investigations

Chilean bishops and prosecutors signed an agreement to streamline criminal investigations of sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic Church, the public ministry said in a statement on..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez enters Chile diplomatic residence in Caracas

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and his family have been admitted to a Chilean diplomatic residence in Caracas, Chile's foreign minister said on Tuesday via Twitter.
Reuters - Published

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