Chile declares huge Easter Island marine reserve; US announces 2 more protected areas
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Chile declares huge Easter Island marine reserve; US announces 2 more protected areas

Dave Clark | AFP - October 5, 2015

Update, Monday, Oct. 5, 4:47 p.m. The United States and its former Cold War foe Cuba are discussing a joint maritime reserve in waters between their countries,…

Lessons from 2010 Chile earthquake saved lives this week, say experts
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Lessons from 2010 Chile earthquake saved lives this week, say experts

Paulina Abramovich | AFP - September 18, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – Lessons learned from a devastating earthquake five years ago when authorities were accused of failing the population helped limit the toll from this week's powerful…

PHOTOS: Chile recovers from quake ‘nightmare’, 11 dead so far
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Earthquake
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PHOTOS: Chile recovers from quake ‘nightmare’, 11 dead so far

Giovanna Fleitas | AFP - September 17, 2015

ILLAPEL, Chile – Rattled Chileans recounted a night of terrifying aftershocks on Thursday after a powerful quake struck offshore, killing at least 11 and triggering tsunami waves that…

Powerful Chile quake kills at least eight, 1 million evacuated
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Earthquake
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Powerful Chile quake kills at least eight, 1 million evacuated

Miguel Sanchez | AFP - September 17, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile -- A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile Wednesday, killing eight people, forcing the evacuation of a million and sparking warnings that tsunami waves could reach Japan.…

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Chile tsunami alert following massive quake likely won’t affect Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - September 16, 2015

https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/644297156598235136 A strong magnitude-8.3 earthquake struck the center of Chile on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, triggering a tsunami alert along the entire coastline and sparking…

Strong Chile earthquake triggers tsunami alert
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Strong Chile earthquake triggers tsunami alert

AFP - September 16, 2015

UPDATE, Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 a.m.: Officials have reported at least eight deaths attributed to Chile's powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake on Wednesday. More than one million people were…

Chile to try former secret police for diplomat’s death
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Chile to try former secret police for diplomat’s death

AFP - August 19, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – Fifteen former members of Chile's dictatorship-era secret police must stand trial for the 1976 kidnapping and killing of a Spanish diplomat, the country's Supreme Court…

US cable says Pinochet told of army involvement in teens’ burning
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US cable says Pinochet told of army involvement in teens’ burning

AFP - July 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — The burning alive of two teenagers by a Chilean military patrol in 1986 was directly reported to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, but he refused to accept…

After 30 years, mother hopes for justice in son’s murder during Chilean protest
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After 30 years, mother hopes for justice in son’s murder during Chilean protest

Steve Hendrix | The Washington Post - July 27, 2015

Update, Monday, 9:30 a.m.: From AFP: A Chilean judge on Monday ordered the arrest of five more former soldiers for allegedly burning alive a teenage photographer seized at…

Chile charges 7 in Pinochet-era death of photographer
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Chile charges 7 in Pinochet-era death of photographer

AFP - July 24, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Seven ex-military men were indicted Friday in Chile over the 1986 killing of a photographer reportedly doused with gasoline and set ablaze by soldiers during…