Bachelet ahead in Chile's presidential race

2013-11-18 20:27

Socialist Michelle Bachelet has won the first round of Chile's presidential race, with voters putting her on track to replace the country's conservative leader.

Chile president lauds rape victim decision

2013-07-10 12:05

Chile's president has praised an 11-year-old girl for her "depth and maturity" after she said that she wants to give birth to the baby who was conceived after she was raped.

Chile police battle violent student rioters

2013-06-27 13:04

Chilean riot police have fired water cannons and hurled tear gas at protesters in downtown Santiago at the end of a massive, otherwise peaceful march demanding education reform.

Chile launches new base in Antarctica

2013-01-16 11:02

President Pinera plants another Chilean flag in Antarctica, at site of planned air force base

Chile mourns plane crash victims

2011-09-05 12:39

Chile has declared two days of mourning as officials say some bodies from the 21 people on board an air force plane that crashed off an island in the Pacific may never be found.

Looting, unrest as Chileans strike

2011-08-25 17:06

The Chilean government says dozens of shops, supermarkets and gas station kiosks have been looted and buses damaged in a two-day strike in that country.

Chile president rebuffs student protests

2011-08-12 09:05

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has rebuffed demands by students who have mounted mass protests for free university education, telling them "nothing is free in this life".

Protests in Chile a year after quake

2011-02-28 09:47

Reconstruction protests greeted Chile President Sebastian Pinera on the anniversary of one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history.

Chile miner: Suicide not an option

2010-10-22 18:34

Chile's 33 rescued miners never considered suicide in the dark days before they were found alive, says one of the miners.

Author: Trapped people everywhere

2010-10-14 18:07

After the rescue of 33 trapped miners, Chilean author Antonio Skármeta says the world should help other suffering people with as much empathy.

TIMELINE: 69 days of darkness

2010-10-14 08:38

Take a look at a timeline for the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in a mine in the Atacama Desert for 69 days.

Piñera: Chile rescue incomparable

2010-10-13 09:33

The rescue operation to free 33 miners after 10 weeks trapped underground is "without comparison in the history of humanity", Chilean President Sebastian Piñera has said.

Chile miners argue over who leaves last

2010-10-10 21:57

The Chilean miners who have been trapped underground for 66 days, are squabbling about who should be last to leave.

Chile: 3rd rescue shaft under way

2010-09-19 23:01

Drilling work has begun on a third tunnel designed to extricate 33 miners trapped in a collapsed Chilean mine, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has reported.

Trapped Chile miners anxious

2010-08-26 23:00

Some of the miners who will be trapped for months in Chile are falling prey to anxiety, as angry relatives mounted the first legal action.

Quake hits as leader sworn in

2010-03-12 16:01

Strong aftershocks and a tsunami alert have rocked Chile and rattled nerves as right wing billionaire Sebastian Pinera was sworn in as the new president.

Bachelet is proud of Chile

2010-03-11 18:04

Chile's outgoing president says she's leaving office proud of what her government has accomplished and is convinced the country will rise from the tragedy of the earthquake.

Chile searches, plans rebuild

2010-03-03 19:00

Rescue crews have fanned out with sniffer dogs around Chile's earthquake-ravaged cities and villages searching for survivors inside the mountains of rubble.

Clinton in quake-hit Chile

2010-03-02 16:59

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in earthquake-ravaged Chile to offer the devastated country moral and material support.


Amnesty seeks abortion in Chile child rape

2013-07-12 10:12

Amnesty International says an 11-year-old girl who was raped by her mother's partner in Chile should be allowed all medical options, including an abortion.

Chile's Bachelet wins presidential primary

2013-07-01 11:01

Former President Michelle Bachelet will face off against former Economy Minister Pablo Longueira in an election, with Chileans having chosen the candidates in the presidential primary.

Chile president okays huge gold mine

2013-05-31 08:45

Chile's president has said that Canadian firm Barrick Gold can resume operations at its massive gold mine in Chile as long as environmental rules are followed.

Chile on edge over spate of farm attacks

2013-01-07 13:05

A string of arson attacks in a region of Chile where Mapuche Indian farmers are pitted against landowners and the forest industry has led to calls for the government to declare a state of emergency.

Teen shot in Chile protest dies

2011-08-26 14:05

A Chilean teenager has died after being shot in the chest during massive protests in the capital Santiago against President Sebastian Pinera a day earlier, say police.

Chile strike erupts in violence

2011-08-25 12:01

A 48-hour national strike has got off to a violent start in Chile, as demonstrators clash with police around Santiago in the worst unrest of Sebastian Pinera's 17-month old presidency.

I want my note back, Chilean miner says

2011-05-13 10:28

The Chilean miner who penned the famous note informing the world that he and 32 colleagues trapped deep underground were alive wants his note back from the president.

Uncertain future for rescued Chilean miners

2010-11-11 13:01

One month ago they emerged as heroes, but as the daily grind sets in, the 33 miners miraculously saved in Chile are gazing at an uncertain future with more painful adjustments ahead.

Ex-leader: Chile cave-in avoidable

2010-10-14 20:30

The cave-in which trapped 33 miners deep underground in Chile for 10 weeks could have been avoided, the country's former president Michelle Bachelet has said.

Chile mine's future in question

2010-10-14 15:55

Officials at the Chilean mine whose collapse trapped 33 men for more than two months have to answer why it was allowed to operate.

Chile mine rescue going smoothly

2010-10-13 19:00

One by one, the miners trapped for 69 days in a dungeon that could have been their tomb have climbed into a rescue capsule and made a smooth ascent to the surface.

Spectacular rescue brought forward

2010-10-12 18:42

The spectacular rescue of 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine has been accelerated by officials confident everything was set to bring the men to the surface.

Chile mine rescue soon

2010-10-04 18:31

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said he hoped to bring 33 trapped miners to the surface by the end of next week.

Miners send dirty jokes to surface

2010-09-03 15:39

Trying to face the ordeal of being stuck underground for up to four months, the 33 Chilean miners have sent dirty jokes to the surface.

Chilean miners alive after two weeks

2010-08-22 22:46

All 33 Chilean miners are alive and contact has been established with them 17 days after a structural collapse trapped them below ground.

Chile: New tsunami warning

2010-03-11 19:24

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera is urging citizens along the coast to move quickly to higher ground following five strongly felt aftershocks.

Chile to swear in new leader

2010-03-11 09:16

Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera is set to take office as Chile’s new president, tasked with rebuilding the country after an earthquake killed hundreds of people.

Looting chaos amid Chile's ruins

2010-03-02 19:59

Armed civilian defence groups and soldiers patrolled the streets of the Chilean city of Concepción after mass looting diverted the desperate race to find survivors.

Chile: Pinera faces run-off

2009-12-14 09:15

Right-wing billionaire Sebastian Pinera beat three leftists inthe presidential election but failed to obtain a majority, setting up a run-off against former President Eduardo Frei.

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