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Frenchwoman jailed for 'magic cheese' scam

2015-07-07 16:29

A French court has jailed a woman for three years for conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics companies for use in luxury beauty products.

Spain wants big fines for Antarctic poachers

2015-06-23 21:02

Spain proposes huge fines for alleged Chilean sea bass fish poaching operation in Antarctic.

Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile

2015-05-28 10:09

Shocking ads on abortion in Chile have struck a debate about easing one of the world's toughest abortion bans.

Thousands in Chile's 'March for Equality' to support gay rights

2015-05-17 11:33

Thousands of people, many waving rainbow-colored flags, have gathered in Santiago for a 'March for Equality', pushing for Chile to acknowledge more gay rights.

Sei whales beached along Chilean coast

2015-05-08 22:21

About 20 sei whales have beached along the coast of southern Chile.

Chile volcano quietens but remains unstable

2015-04-26 21:49

The Chilean volcano Calbuco was quieter after unexpectedly erupting last week and puffing out plumes of gray ash, but authorities said it could erupt again.

Chile on alert as volcano roars to life

2015-04-24 06:06

Southern Chile has been placed on alert for a fresh eruption after the Calbuco volcano burst into life for the first time in half a century, forcing 5 000 people to evacuate and lighting up the night sky.

Chile pulls out of 2016 Dakar Rally

2015-04-09 07:43

Chile has pulled out of the 2016 Dakar Rally due to flash-flood damage in its northern, desert region but hopes to rejoin the event in 2017.

Chile desert floods death toll hits 23, 57 missing

2015-04-01 08:24

The death toll from devastating flash floods in Chile’s normally arid north has risen to 23 after five bodies were found, and the number of missing has surged to 57, authorities say.

Chile: 17 dead after desert floods

2015-03-30 20:13

Chile's government says 17 people have been killed and 20 are still missing after torrential rains caused flooding in a northern desert region.

 
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South American celebrations have been known to be boisterous and colourful. So when the festival of football comes to town you can bank on it being a kaleidoscope of paint, performance and pomp. 
The first semifinal of the Copa América between hosts Chile and neighbours Peru saw fans draped in the colours of their nation. Some were funny, some were sexy and some were outlandishly crazy.

South American celebrations have been known to be boisterous and colourful. So when the festival of football comes to town you can bank on it being a kaleidoscope of paint, performance and pomp. The first semifinal of the Copa América between hosts Chile and neighbours Peru saw fans draped in the colours of their nation. Some were funny, some were sexy and some were outlandishly crazy.

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Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms

2015-05-29 11:02

Chilean police have fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting against what they call inadequate education reforms.

Mystery over 1 300 birds found dead on Chilean beach

2015-05-19 08:45

Chilean authorities say they are investigating what killed some 1 300 seabirds that mysteriously turned up dead on a beach.

Two dead in student protests in Chile

2015-05-15 16:17

Two students are killed in Chile in massive demonstrations against government education policy.

Chileans brace for volcano's impact on livestock, farming

2015-04-29 16:46

The eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano threatens to cause widespread and lasting economic damage, turning cattle pastures barren and choking fish with volcanic ash in one of the world's top salmon-producing countries.

Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil

2015-04-25 18:52

Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco has reached as far as southern Brazil and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

2015-04-23 12:12

A volcano in Chile that had been inactive for 50-plus years has suddenly erupted twice in the space of hours with tremendous force, blasting huge clouds of ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of some 5 000 people.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 24, 69 missing

2015-04-02 14:13

The death toll from floods devastating northern Chile has risen by one to at least 24, officials say, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled a trip to a regional summit to cope with the crisis.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

2015-03-31 05:38

At least 18 people have been killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing.

Quake strikes northern Chile

2015-03-28 21:47

Earthquake strikes northern Chile around 40km northeast of the city of Calama.

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