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Cuban dissident dies after hunger strikeupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 12:41:00

A Cuban prisoner who went on hunger strike to protest his arrest for taking part in a demonstration died Thursday, according to other dissidents in the country.

10 gyms with the most amazing viewsupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 10:28:00

At these panoramic fitness centers there's no excuse to hang onto that post-festivity bulge

Rights group: Cuban prisoner dies during hunger strikeupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 05:53:00

A Cuban prisoner who went on a hunger strike because he was not part of the government's recent mass pardon has died, a human rights leader said Tuesday.

International interns eye Latin Americaupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 10:46:00

Graduate interns are increasingly looking at South American cities instead of traditional business capitals.

Latin America tempts internsupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 10:46:00

Mary Bonsor graduated from law school in London last June and is now navigating her way around the labyrinth-like offices of Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Argentina's largest law firm.

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.

All 21 dead in Chilean plane crashupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 23:03:00

All 21 people aboard a military plane that went missing off Chile's Pacific coast, near the Juan Fernandez islands, are dead, Defense Minister Andres Allamand said Saturday.

Chilean plane crash kills 21updated: Sat Sep 03 2011 23:01:00

All 21 people aboard a military plane that went missing off Chile's Pacific coast, near the Juan Fernandez islands, are dead, Defense Minister Andres Allamand said Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Strong earthquake strikes off Chilean coastupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 21:05:00

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck offshore some 58 miles south-southwest of Valparaiso, Chile, on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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.

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.

It's a snap: New Lego tower recordupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 13:32:00

Move over Chile, Brazil has the world's largest Lego tower.

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.

Chilean congressman rebukes president over helicopter landingupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 21:42:00

Congressman Gabriel Ascencio said Monday he will formally ask for investigation into the unexpected landing of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's helicopter in the middle of a town road nearly 270 kilometers (168 miles) south of Santiago.

Three Mexican mayors killed so far this yearupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 19:22:00

Three mayors in three Mexican states were assassinated in the first two weeks of this year, becoming high-profile victims in the country's drug-related violence, a spokeswoman with the Mexican Attorney General's Office told CNN Friday.

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.

Five of the world's best hotel barsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 07:46:00

Check out these five standout watering holes around the globe. No card key required.

Chilean federal police investigating Catholic priest in sex abuse caseupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 22:09:00

Chilean federal police are investigating a Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing four minors, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Chilean president honors rescued minersupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 16:48:00

They traded in their coveralls for suits, but many of the 33 miners who were trapped for 69 days in a gold and copper mine still sported their protective sunglasses when they appeared at the Chilean presidential palace Monday to accept awards for their ordeal.

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.

Support flows in from around the worldupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 21:54:00

The plight of the 33 Chilean miners that has caught the attention of much of the world has also attracted dozens of notes from well-wishers, some of which have been posted on the Ministry of Mining's website.

Messages for miners come from around the worldupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 21:42:00

The plight of the 33 Chilean miners that has caught the attention of much of the world has also attracted dozens of notes from well-wishers, some of which have been posted on the Ministry of Mining's website.

First miner rescued from Chilean mineupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 14:18:00

31-year-old Florencio Avalos is the first of 33 trapped miners to surface after 68 days trapped underground.

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.

Mexico journalist's death 'not related to work'updated: Thu Sep 23 2010 07:42:00

The shooting death of a Mexican journalist last week was not due to his work but was related to a "personal problem," a Chihuahua state attorney's office spokesman said Monday.

Mexican journalists seek U.S. asylumupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 07:42:00

Journalists who say their lives are in danger in Mexico seek asylum in the U.S. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

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.

Mayor of Santiago, Mexico, kidnappedupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 02:48:00

The mayor of a town on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico, was kidnapped by gunmen overnight, Nuevo Leon state officials said at a news conference Monday.

Cuban leader does not speak at anniversary commemoration ceremonyupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 11:28:00

Cuba commemorated the 57th anniversary Monday of the attack that started Fidel Castro's revolution, but President Raul Castro did not speak, unlike in the previous three years.

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.

What's in a name? More than you thinkupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 14:08:00

Shakespeare's opinion aside, for many of us, our names are inextricably tied to who we are.

What's in a name? More than you may thinkupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 14:08:00

Omekongo Dibinga says he has "a name to be proud of."

Suspect in Peru woman's death arrested in Chile, police sayupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 13:59:00

Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in a young woman's slaying this week in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, was captured Thursday in Santiago, Chile, authorities said.

Ex-Holloway suspect wanted in murderupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 13:59:00

The former suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway is now the prime suspect in the murder of a 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.

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.

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.

Aftershocks alter Pinera plansupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 16:23:00

Strong aftershocks rock Chile as the country swears in a new president. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

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.

Aftershocks cause panicupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 16:53:00

Fear of a tsunami in Chile after a powerful aftershock hit Wednesday sent people running. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

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.

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.

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.

Building back from devastationupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:42:00

One street in Constitucion, Chile, tells the story of the town after a devastating quake. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

U.N. chief visits as strong aftershocks shake parts of Chileupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 22:42:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Friday in earthquake-damaged Chile, which endured two more strong aftershocks while working to recover from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Chile quake hit poor communities hardestupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 14:57:00

Images of destroyed homes, people sleeping in the streets and broken freeways reveal the recent tragedy of Chile. Who would think that after the horror of Port-au-Prince, restless geological plates would so quickly wreak havoc in another nation? The Earth seems at war with itself.

Science of earthquakes & timeupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 19:48:00

CNN's Mari Ramos and Brandon Miller talk with Michael Holmes and BackStory about how an earthquake can affect time.

Survivor recounts Santiago's post-quake chaosupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 10:42:00

Eduardo Ravani Jr. was photographing a wedding reception early Saturday at Las Terrazas dela Reina on the hills overlooking Santiago, Chile, when the party disc jockey told him: "Hey, I think the building is moving."

Videos show moment of quakeupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 10:42:00

AC360 shows videos taken inside a disco and a home that show the moment the earthquake happened in Chile.

Roads ripped apartupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:11:00

An earthquake destroyed bridges and ripped massive cracks into a roadway near Champa, Chile.

Quake witnesses: There was little time to actupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 19:11:00

Sure, Luke Mescher felt a trembling fear when the walls around him started to shake Saturday, but standing around confused and scared wasn't an option.

Chilean port heavily damagedupdated: Sat Feb 27 2010 23:34:00

Tsunami waves battered the port in Talcahuano, Chile.

More than 2 million affected by earthquake, Chile's president saysupdated: Sat Feb 27 2010 23:34:00

As the sun set in Chile on Saturday, a picture of the immense structural damage wrought by an early morning earthquake had come clearly into focus, with the nation's president estimating that 2 million people had been affected in some way.

SI.com: Gregory Sica: Brazilian stars come out for 2010 Copa Libertadoresupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 16:26:00

If one game on Tuesday night is any indication, the 51st edition of the Copa Libertadores -- South America's Champions League -- will continue to provide drama and excitement fitting of a premier continental tournament. In one of the most dramatic matchups in recent memory, Universidad Católica ensured its place in the group stage of the competition after a penalty-shootout victory over Colón de Santa Fe in Santiago, Chile.

10 reasons to go to Easter Islandupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 14:11:00

With a stunning new lodge and a once-in-a-millennium eclipse, Easter Island has never been more alluring -- or comfortable.

Sainz extends Dakar Rally advantageupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 17:17:00

Carlos Sainz is closing on his first Dakar Rally car title after extending his lead with victory on Tuesday's 10th stage in the South American event.

SI.com: Italian motorcyclist gravely injured in Dakar crashupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 16:44:00

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Italian motorcyclist Luca Manca was critically injured Thursday in the sixth stage of the Dakar Rally and placed in an induced coma after falling from his bike.

Spaniard held in Chile over explosives cacheupdated: Fri Jan 01 2010 12:45:00

A Spanish citizen has been arrested in Chile after officials said they found a large cache of explosives in his house, the Telam news outlet reported Friday.

SI.com: Tim Vickery: Chile, Uruguay offer drama in South American qualifyingupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 15:15:00

Let's assume that Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil are going to qualify for the 2010 World Cup. It seems a fair assumption -- it could well be that from the seven remaining rounds, just two victories will be good enough to get Paraguay over the line, and three plus a draw may well prove sufficient for the continent's traditional two powers.

Smuggler wears cocaine castupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 10:02:00

Police in Spain arrest a smuggler wearing a leg cast made of cocaine. (No audio)

Smuggler with broken leg wears cocaine castupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 10:02:00

Spanish police arrested a man arriving at Barcelona's airport from Chile after determining that the cast on his fractured left leg was made of cocaine, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday.

SI.com: Steve Aschburner: Readers' ideas for NBA changesupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 12:25:00

If there was any consistent theme to the many calls for change in the NBA suggested by readers of last week's column, it was this: Quicker. Faster. Sooner.

Sainz wins stage seven to lead Dakar Rallyupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 15:18:00

Spain's Carlos Sainz has regained the overall Dakar Rally lead, winning the seventh stage as the gruelling race left Argentina for Chile by crossing the Andes mountain range.

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