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7.1-magnitude earthquake strikes central Chileupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 22:10:00

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, injuring three people and prompting emergency officials to order an evacuation along parts of the coast.

Police detained after killing of diplomat's daughter in Venezuelaupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 12:55:00

Venezuelan investigators have detained 12 police officials following the shooting death of a Chilean diplomat's teenage daughter.

Long-buried landmines surface in Chileupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 03:32:00

Torrential rains washed long-buried landmines onto a heavily traveled highway near Chile's border with Peru this week.

Earthquake strikes Chileupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 13:52:00

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile Monday afternoon, authorities there said.

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Chileupdated: Wed Jan 18 2012 06:19:00

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Chile's central coast on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Suspect denies starting Chilean wildfireupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 13:43:00

The man Chilean authorities accuse of sparking a wildfire that has consumed more than 31,000 acres of a national park said Sunday that he is innocent.

Arrest made in Chile wildfireupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 14:35:00

Chilean authorities on Saturday arrested a 23-year-old man accused of sparking a wildfire that has consumed more than 27,000 acres of a national park, officials said.

Van der Sloot sues Chile over his extradition to Peru for murder trialupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 05:34:00

The Dutch man suspected in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway has sued the Chilean government for more than $13 million, alleging his human rights were violated when Chile extradited him last year to Peru to face charges in the death of a Peruvian woman.

More schools threatened in Mexicoupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 17:39:00

Authorities in the Mexican city of Santiago have confirmed that four banners were left recently at various schools with threatening messages. The banners were anonymous, but local officials think organized crime is responsible.

Students, police clash at high schools in Chile's capitalupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 18:42:00

Students used chairs and desks to try to block police at the gates of a prestigious high school in Chile's capital Friday. Police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters at the school, Liceo Jose Victorino Lastarria, which has been a flashpoint for recent student protests and sit-ins in the South American nation.

210 arrested in Chilean protests, government saysupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 23:23:00

More than 200 protesters were arrested in demonstrations across Chile on Thursday in connection with a national strike, the South American country's government said.

Chile adds thousands to list of dictatorship-era victimsupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 15:18:00

A dark chapter in Chile's history was revisited this week when the Valech Commission, which carried out the most thorough investigation on persecution during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, revised upward the number of abuse victims from that era.

Tear gas flies during Chilean student protestsupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 19:29:00

Vehicles burned and tear gas flew in Chile's capital Tuesday as tens of thousands of demonstrators protested education policies in the South American nation.

1 year after mine collapse, survivors confront life after fameupdated: Sat Aug 06 2011 11:39:00

They spent 69 days in the bowels of the earth, 700 meters deep, not knowing if they would survive. For 17 days after the mine in which they were working collapsed, nobody even knew if they were alive. Friday marks the one-year observance of the fateful incident in Chile that trapped 33 miners who were saved in a miraculous rescue that made headlines around the world.

Hundreds arrested in Chilean student protestsupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 15:06:00

The aftermath of clashes between protesters and police in Chile this week over educational reforms included nearly 900 people arrested and 90 police officers injured, a government spokesman said Friday.

Chile's 'white earthquake'updated: Thu Jul 21 2011 15:36:00

Officials declared a catastrophe in parts of Chile after heavy snow blanketed communities and blocked roads.

3 dead after subway shooting in Chileupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 23:57:00

An investigation continued Monday after a subway shooting in Chile's capital left at least three dead and four injured over the weekend.

Dozens arrested as students protest Chile's education policiesupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 22:34:00

Chilean authorities arrested dozens of people Thursday, as thousands of students protested the country's education policies, police said.

Chile and Uruguay through after 1-0 victoriesupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 07:02:00

Chile and Uruguay are through to the quarterfinals of the 2011 Copa America after both teams picked up 1-0 wins on Tuesday to advance from Group C.

Workers at Chile's copper giant go on strikeupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 00:01:00

Workers at Codelco staged a one-day strike Monday in Chile, halting operations at the world's largest copper producer. Jonathan Wilson: Argentina shows anxiety in opener, Chile impressive, more thoughtsupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 12:33:00

BUENOS AIRES -- Some thoughts after the first round of group games in the Copa America:

Thousands of volcano evacuees return home in southern Chileupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 17:15:00

Thousands of people in southern Chile were told they could return home Sunday, some two weeks after a volcanic eruption forced them to flee.

Chileans rally in capital to demand better education policiesupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 23:23:00

Tens of thousands of people marched through Chile's capital Thursday, demanding lower tuition and other reforms in the nation's education system.

Lightning illuminates ash cloudupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:12:00

The Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile fills the sky with clouds of ash.

Thousands evacuate, ashes spread after Chilean volcano eruptsupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 14:19:00

Parts of southern Chile remained on red alert and schools in some areas of neighboring Argentina were closed Monday after a volcanic eruption coated the countryside with ashes, authorities said.

Thousands evacuate as volcano erupts in southern Chileupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 19:25:00

A volcanic eruption in southern Chile Saturday shot smoke and ash miles into the sky and forced the evacuation of some 3,500 people.

6.2-magnitude quake hits Chileupdated: Sun Mar 06 2011 08:58:00

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

6.0-magnitude quake strikes Chileupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 09:41:00

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Chile on Sunday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was centered 23 miles south of Concepcion in southern Chile.

USGS: Fourth quake in 24 hours shakes Chilean coastupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 02:00:00

A fourth earthquake in 24 hours rattled coastal Chile early Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Chileupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 11:13:00

There have been no reports of major damage or injuries in the wake of a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Chile, according to the country's leader. Grant Wahl: Three quick postgame thoughts on U.S.-Chileupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 00:58:00

Three thoughts after the U.S.'s 1-1 tie against Chile in a matchup of two B-squads in Carson, Calif., on Saturday night: Steve Davis: U.S. vs. Chile previewupdated: Sat Jan 22 2011 20:07:00

If it's January and the U.S. soccer team is punctuating an early camp with a friendly at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., then somebody is probably making news.

Strike over natural gas prices in Chile endsupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 16:25:00

A strike in southern Chile over a hike in natural gas prices ended Tuesday after the federal government and city leaders reached an agreement.

Travelers stuck in Chile as strike continuesupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 03:13:00

Thousands of travelers remain stuck in southern Chile after striking workers, frustrated with rising fuel prices, set up roadblocks in front of a major airport access road, according to CNN Chile reporter Nicolas Paut in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Witness describes Chile earthquakeupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 19:24:00

Patrick D'appollonio of Vilcun, Chile, describes what he experienced about 60 kilometers from the quake's epicenter.

Strong earthquake strikes central Chileupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 19:24:00

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central coastal area of Chile on Sunday, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northwest of Temuco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injury.

Explore the rugged wilderness of the Chilean coastlineupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 06:29:00

Superyacht owner Andres Ergas describes the Patagonian coast of Chile as the most wonderful place on the planet, not just for fishing but for hiking, cruising and exploring.

Prison fire kills 81 in Chileupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 07:00:00

Chile's president said Wednesday that conditions were "inhumane" at a prison south of Santiago where a fire killed 81 prisoners.

Massive prison fire kills dozensupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 07:00:00

Dozens of inmates are dead in a fire at a prison in Chile. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

5 tasty new pie shops in Americaupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 07:50:00

In the past few years, good old-fashioned American pie has taken a leap from country windowsills to big-city storefronts. Meet the newest members of urban baking's upper crust.

At least 19 dead, 23 injured in Chile bus-truck accidentupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 13:52:00

At least 19 people died and 23 were injured in a Tuesday morning crash between a truck and a bus on a highway near Chile's capital, officials said.

Chilean miner to keep working in minesupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 08:38:00

A relieved Chilean town welcomes home its rescued son, now a changed man. CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports.

Freed Chilean miners return to 'Camp Hope' for Massupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 06:22:00

About a dozen or so of the 33 miners freed in Chile this week after spending more than two months underground returned Sunday to the mouth of the mine to offer thanks during a private Mass.

In Chile, poetry in bedrock and bloodupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 13:10:00

Since the rescue of 33 miners this week in Copiapó, Chile, the world has turned its attention to that distant southern-cone country, one known for its striking topography, its volcanoes and earthquakes -- including one that devastated the city of Concepción this year -- and its poetry.

Chile mining echoes on Mongolian steppesupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 02:56:00

As the last of 33 trapped miners were pulled to the surface in Chile, a group of bankers, government officials and mining company executives gathered to talk about the coming minerals explosion in Mongolia.

Chile mine captain offers good lessonsupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 21:51:00

Robert Sutton of Stanford University explains why Chile mine shift foreman Luis Urzua offers lessons for CEOs.

Live from Chile: A camera made the world a bit smallerupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 09:47:00

The rescue of the 33 miners trapped in a northern Chile mine had all the ingredients for a riveting story and then some: a camera placed half a mile under the Earth's surface that would bring the world live images of a dramatic ending.

As they emerged: How each man spent his first moments above groundupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 22:51:00

Some gave a thumbs-up, waved Chilean flags, and hugged their loved ones. One dropped to his knees and prayed, while another asked about his dog. One led the crowd in a cheer for Chile. And then they were all wheeled away on stretchers.

Tears fall as Chilean miners riseupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 21:54:00

Millions watch live as an operation to rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners plays out.

World reacts to Chile mine rescueupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 18:07:00

CNN's Atika Shubert gets reaction from around the world on the Chile mine rescue mission.

World tunes in to miners' rescues in Chileupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 18:07:00

It was reality television at its best.

How media is reporting Chile mine rescueupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 11:13:00

Jubilation may have met the first man pulled from the collapsed Chilean mine shaft, but it was the second man rescued whose image was splashed across news websites.

Social media reacts to Chile mine rescueupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 11:13:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout looks at reaction to the Chile mine rescue on social media sites.

Wednesday is target for extraction of Chilean miners to beginupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 18:49:00

Rescue crews in Chile will begin at midnight Tuesday -- and perhaps even earlier -- to free the 33 miners trapped for more than two months nearly half a mile below ground, Chile's mining minister said Monday.

President's schedule not a factor in Chile mine rescue, official saysupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 08:27:00

Officials working to free 33 trapped miners in northern Chile denied Thursday they are under political orders to rescue the men ahead of President Sebastian Pinera's planned mid-month trip to Europe.

Dangerous work in Chile's minesupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 15:16:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann visits a mining town in Chile where residents are scarred by accidents and deaths.

Who's who: The Chile mine rescuersupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 11:29:00

The teams working to rescue 33 miners trapped underground in Chile are divided into three shifts that work around the clock.

Real-life reality TV in Chileupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 18:44:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul has a reality check on rescue efforts involving 33 miners trapped in an underground cavern in Chile.

Chile's pres. speaks to trapped minersupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 06:43:00

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera visits the rescue site where 33 miners remain trapped. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

24 hours in Chile's 'Camp Hope'updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 13:57:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann spends a day with family and friends of the trapped Chilean miners at a makeshift village.

Why trapped miners "unwilling to die in darkness"updated: Wed Sep 08 2010 07:09:00

The 33 miners trapped deep inside the earth in the San Jose mine in Chile have been preparing all their lives for the ordeal of spending many months underground. It might even be ventured that they have been preparing for that battle for survival since before they were born.

Dangerous mining in Chileupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 00:24:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul visits two men in Chile who have dedicated their lives to "wildcat" mining.

Plan C for Chile mine rescue: Use oil drillupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 05:58:00

Hedging their bets, officials in Chile said on Sunday they will set up an oil drill as a third option to rescue the 33 miners trapped underground since August 5.

New drill arrives in Chile with great fanfareupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 13:36:00

A new drill in Chile that could speed the rescue of trapped miners arrived at the rescue scene on Friday with great jubilation from families of the workers.

Drilling to reach trapped Chilean miners beginsupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 20:55:00

Drilling has begun as part of an effort to reach the 33 miners who have been trapped underground in Chile for more than three weeks, authorities said Tuesday.

Trapped miners show how they liveupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 02:50:00

Chilean miners trapped underground provide a tour of their current living conditions.

Chile turns to space, sea experts for advice in mine disasterupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 07:06:00

Now that 33 miners who have been trapped in the earth for 19 days have been found alive, the focus is shifting to their physical and mental health as they face a potentially long period before being rescued.

Physical, mental ordeal awaits trapped miners in Chileupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 16:11:00

Thirty-three miners trapped 2,300 feet (701 meters) below ground in Chile are depending on food, medicine and supplies being dropped to them through a 4-inch-wide tube.

Abducted Mexican mayor's body found, government saysupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 15:59:00

The body of Edelmiro Cavazos Leal, the mayor of the city of Santiago in Nuevo Leon state, was found Wednesday, two days after he was abducted, Mexico's interior ministry announced.

Rescuers strive to reach trapped miners in Chileupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 08:42:00

Rescuers will use machines Sunday to try to reach 33 workers trapped in a caved-in mine, emergency officials said.

Rescue efforts continue for 34 workers trapped in Chilean mineupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 13:17:00

Crews in Chile were still trying to rescue 34 workers trapped inside a mine Friday afternoon, the government said.

Earthquake hits coastal Chileupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 05:31:00

A strong earthquake rattled coastal Chile early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Spain down Chile to secure top spot as both progress to last 16updated: Sat Jun 26 2010 10:21:00

Spain's World Cup campaign finally burst into life as they beat ten-man Chile to finish top of Group H and avoid a last 16 clash with tournament favorites Brazil. Richard Deitsch: Three postgame thoughts on Chile-Hondurasupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 15:40:00

Three quick thoughts after Chile's 1-0 victory over Honduras in Group H on Wednesday:

An eco-friendly family adventure across the worldupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 06:23:00

Traveling around the world with children is difficult enough, but attempting it without using motorized transport is even more of a challenge. Murder Suspect Joran Van der Sloot Arrested in Chileupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 19:48:00

The Dutch national is the prime suspect in the murder of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman

Pakistani's arrest in Chile 'a misunderstanding,' parents sayupdated: Sun May 16 2010 08:06:00

The parents of a Pakistani man charged in Chile with illegally possessing explosives say his case is the result of a misunderstanding.

Are earthquakes getting worse? No!updated: Fri Apr 30 2010 10:07:00

Ever since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12 followed by others in Chile, Baja California and Indonesia, many people have asked the question, "Are earthquakes getting worse?" The answer is a firm and unequivocal "No."

Chilean desert largely undiscovered by Americansupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 07:10:00

In a desert oasis beside a roaring river, a handsome young Chilean man reaches for my hand to help me over the rocks. He smiles. "Gracias," I say.

World's biggest earthquakes since 1900updated: Wed Apr 14 2010 02:42:00

The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Chile on February 27 was similar in intensity to the fifth most powerful quake recorded since 1900.

Quake frequency normal, scientists sayupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 15:37:00

Yes, it seems as if there have been a lot of strong earthquakes this year. And no, it's not a signal that the planet is coming apart at the seams, seismologists say.

In search of an earthquake-proof buildingupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:10:00

It's a sobering fact: Earthquakes alone don't kill people; collapsed buildings do.

Infrastructure spares Chileupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:10:00

U.S. Geological Survey's Mike Blanpied says Chile's modern infrastructure saved the country from complete devastation.

Ex-teacher arrested in Chile; child sex abuse in Spain allegedupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 15:51:00

A man who used to teach at a Roman Catholic religious order's schools in Spain has been arrested in Chile on suspicion of sexually abusing children, police in Spain and Chile said Tuesday.

Strong, moderate quakes rock Chileupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 02:24:00

A pair of earthquakes rattled coastal Chile overnight, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Lights back on in Chile after huge blackoutupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 13:22:00

Electricity was restored Monday to all of Chile after an overheated transformer caused a blackout Sunday over 90 percent of the country, an official with Chile's largest electric company told CNN's partner network in the country.

Chile's transition of powerupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 17:16:00

Sebastian Pinera is sworn in as Chile's next president.

Three strong earthquakes strike Chile in quick successionupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 16:23:00

Three strong earthquakes rocked Chile on Thursday, causing significant damage in at least one city, the country's newly inaugurated president said Thursday.

CNNMoney: House eyes last-minute tax break for Chile donationsupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 17:18:00

Taxpayers may still be able to deduct last-minute donations to Chile earthquake relief from their 2009 taxes, if a bipartisan bill introduced in the House on Tuesday is signed into law.

Chile quake moves city more than 10 feetupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 08:04:00

The magnitude-8.8 earthquake that rocked the west coast of Chile last month was violent enough to move the city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west and the capital, Santiago, about 11 inches to the west-southwest, researchers said.

Tsunami wipes out circusupdated: Sun Mar 07 2010 03:35:00

A circus is swept away in the Chilean tsunami, leaving a lion dead and killing a dream. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Chile mourns victims of devastating earthquakeupdated: Sun Mar 07 2010 03:35:00

Chile marks three days of mourning starting Sunday, with every house authorized to hang the national flag in memory of those who perished in a massive earthquake a week ago.

O'Brien: Fatigue, guilt, gratitude on our long exit from Chileupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 16:53:00

There are days working for CNN when you feel like you are in the final scene of the film "Hotel Rwanda," hurtling toward an uncertain salvation from a disaster of epic proportions.

Chilean tales of survivalupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 14:08:00

CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on lingering fears in a fishing village among survivors of Chile's tsunami.

Telethon raises money for Chile earthquake victimsupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 14:08:00

Aid poured in for Chile from home and overseas, with a local television station hoping to raise $27 million by Saturday and the United Nations pledging funds toward recovery efforts after a massive earthquake.

The road to Concepcion, Chileupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:49:00

CNN Buenos Aires correspondent Brian Byrnes documented his journey to the earthquake zone in Concepcion, Chile.

Shocking scenes hours after quakeupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:49:00

An 8.8-magnitude quake hit south central Chile on Saturday morning, and tremors rattled cities as far away as Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I live.

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