Chile military plane missing with 38 on way to Antarctica

South America 12/09/19, 22:29

Chile's air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country's base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft's fate. The military said earlier that it had declared an alert and activated ...

President Trump supports Chile and denounces foreign interference seeking to undermine Chile’s democracy

South America 11/01/19, 10:43

Amid Chile's social crisis, President Donald Trump said he supports Chilean President Sebastián Piñera's government in its efforts to "restore national order" in the South American country. President Trump called Piñera on Wednesday to express his support for the decision to suspend two important international meetings and also denounced alleged foreign ...

Fresh protests, looting erupt in Chile despite new Cabinet

South America 10/29/19, 04:50

Fresh protests and attacks on businesses erupted in Chile Monday despite President Sebastián Piñera's replacement of eight key Cabinet ministers with more centrist figures and his attempts to assure the country he has heard calls for greater equality and improved social services. Thousands of protesters crowded again into central Santiago, and ...

Chileans and Argentines ready to gaze at total solar eclipse

South America 07/02/19, 10:23

Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the world's best locations to witness Tuesday's total solar eclipse. Millions are expected to gaze at the cosmic spectacle that will begin at 10:24 a.m. local time (1824 GMT) in the ...

6 Brazilian tourists die of carbon monoxide in Chile

America 05/22/19, 19:52

Six Brazilian tourists were found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday inside an old apartment where they were staying in central Santiago.Authorities said police were alerted by the Brazilian Embassy, which had been called by one of the victims when she became ill.When officers entered the apartment in a six-story ...

Maduro’s foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens

America 05/12/19, 11:20

From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador's residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and asks him to protect a fellow lawmaker fleeing President Nicolás Maduro's latest crackdown. "Gracias, Gracias ambassador. In the name of all of us," said Guevara speaking into ...

Chile’s Garin upsets Cecchinato to reach Munich Open final

Tennis 05/04/19, 12:45

Chilean outsider Cristian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Garin saved both break points he faced after rain delayed play twice in the second set on the outdoor clay.Ranked No. 47, he claimed the biggest ...

New report offers 14-country snapshot of wedding traditions

Europe 05/01/19, 06:00

In much of Europe and North America, September and October are peak months to get married. In Chile and elsewhere in Latin America, wedding guests are familiar with la hora loca, a wild late-night wedding party with masks, noisemakers and costumes.More than two-thirds of U.S. couples still seek a parent ...

Pulisic scores, leaves with leg injury as US ties Chile 1-1

Soccer 03/26/19, 21:15

Christian Pulisic became the youngest American to score 10 international goals, then limped off with a quadriceps injury during the United States' 1-1 exhibition tie against South American champion Chile on Tuesday night, a result that denied Gregg Berhalter's bid to become the first American coach to win his first ...

Pope replaces Santiago bishop after abuse cover-up claims

World 03/23/19, 06:44

Pope Francis has replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati , the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country's spiraling sex abuse and cover-up scandal.Francis on Saturday accepted Ezzati's resignation and named a temporary replacement to govern Chile's most important archdiocese: the current bishop of Copiapo, Monsignor Celestino ...

South American leaders launch Prosur bloc to replace Unasur

America 03/22/19, 16:51

A group of South American presidents has launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to counter U.S. influence in the region.The Unasur group was started in 2008 when many of the founding nations were ...

South American coalition relaunches bid for 2030 World Cup

Sports 03/20/19, 16:30

A South American coalition hoping to host the 2030 World Cup relaunched its bid on Wednesday with the addition of Chile to the group.The head of South American soccer body CONMEBOL, Alejandro Dominguez, announced the decision after a meeting in Buenos Aires with the presidents of the four nations, which ...

Chile tests floating solar panels to power mine, save water

Science 03/15/19, 11:04

A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's economy that uses huge amounts of electricity and water.The experimental "Las Tortolas" power-generating island is being run by the ...

Scientists discover different kind of killer whale off Chile

U.S. 03/07/19, 17:10

For decades, there were tales from fishermen and tourists, even lots of photos, of a mysterious killer whale that just didn't look like all the others, but scientists had never seen one.Now they have.An international team of researchers says they found a couple dozen of these distinctly different orcas roaming ...

Catholic Church cardinals implicated in sex abuse, cover-ups

Europe 03/07/19, 15:17

The conviction of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin for failing to report a known pedophile priest to police deepens the crisis confronting an already discredited Catholic Church hierarchy. The verdict handed down by magistrates Thursday shows the church's once-untouchable "princes" increasingly are judged accountable for priests who abuse children and the ...

UN report on firms linked to Israeli settlements stalls anew

Business 03/05/19, 13:42

The United Nations' human rights chief has delayed publication of a report on companies doing business in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying in a letter made public Tuesday that her office needs more time to carry out a complex and unprecedented task — one with deep political implications. The ...

A year later, Sanchez still looking to prove worth at United

Soccer 01/24/19, 08:00

The piano-playing video announcing his arrival generated record social-media interactions, and sales of his No. 7 jersey went through the roof in the club shop.By that measure, Alexis Sanchez couldn't have been more of a let-down in his first 12 months at Manchester United.This week marked a year since the ...

Chilean transgender school protects children from bullying

America 01/23/19, 00:00

Growing up as a transgender child in Chile, Angela was so desperate to escape the physical and verbal abuse from other students at her elementary school that she thought about taking her own life. "I just wanted to die," said the now 16-year-old. "I didn't want to exist, because what they ...

6. 7-magnitude quake hits Chile

America 01/21/19, 07:44

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit north-central Chile late Saturday has killed at least two people and left thousands temporarily without power. Chile’s national emergency service said the two cas

Chilean bishops meet Francis year after disastrous pope trip

America 01/14/19, 10:18

A delegation of Chilean bishops has met with Pope Francis a year after he threw his papacy into turmoil by defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering for a notorious sexual predator.The five-member permanent committee of the Chilean bishops' conference requested Monday's meeting to brief Francis on its efforts to ...

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