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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mexican villagers beseech volcano goddess for rain, safety

America 05/05/19, 11:06

The inhabitants of Santiago Xalitzintla rise well before dawn to prepare their offerings to The Sleeping Woman, as they affectionately call the dormant Iztaccíhuatl volcano that hovers above their town in central Mexico.There are potatoes to fry for the feast, and heaping bunches of red carnations to lug up to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

British sailor Goodall brought to Chilean shore after rescue

America 12/14/18, 14:25

British sailor Susie Goodall is back on dry land after being rescued by a cargo ship in the southern Pacific Ocean where her boat capsized during a solo round-the-world race.Goodall arrived Friday to the Chilean southern city of Punta Arenas, where she was met by her mother and brother. The ...

Pope cuts 2 cardinals from cabinet named in abuse scandal

World 12/12/18, 10:08

Pope Francis has removed two cardinals from his informal cabinet after they were implicated in the Catholic Church's sex abuse and cover-up scandal, shedding embarrassing advisers ahead of a high-stakes Vatican summit on abuse early next year.The Vatican said Wednesday that Francis in October had written to Chilean Cardinal Javier ...

Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa final in Spain

Soccer 12/08/18, 12:54

Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team's hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting "It doesn't matter where you play, we will always follow you," one day before Boca faces bitter Argentine rival River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final.Thousands of Boca and River fans are already in the ...

Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina’s decadence

Soccer 12/05/18, 08:25

Argentina's proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans.The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever.But the second leg of the globally anticipated "Game ...

Venezuelan beauty queens migrate for shot at stardom abroad

Entertainment 11/14/18, 00:01

When the Miss Universe beauty pageant takes place in a few weeks, Chile will be represented by a slender brunette who has a killer smile and speaks Spanish with an unmistakable Venezuelan accent.Andrea Diaz was born and raised in Valencia, Venezuela, where from the age of 12 she learned to ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

U.S. 11/03/18, 03:35

photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's gallery includes Halloween revelers in a Santiago, Chile, subway; tourists strolling out of a flooded shop in Venice; and the wedding of Princess ...

Chile church says sorry for conduct guidelines for priests

America 10/02/18, 17:00

Chile's Roman Catholic Church has apologized for a set of conduct guidelines for priests dealing with children that have caused outrage just as the South American country is being rocked by a widespread clerical sex abuse scandal.The recommendations include asking priests not to "touch the area of the genitals or ...

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