El Niño covers Chile’s arid Atacama desert in flowers
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El Niño covers Chile’s arid Atacama desert in flowers

Jaime Esquivel | AFP - October 31, 2015

COPIAPÓ, Chile -- Here's a softer side to the disruptive weather phenomenon known as El Niño: an enormous blanket of colorful flowers has carpeted Chile's Atacama desert, the most…

Pinochet carried out targeted assassination in Washington
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Chile
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Pinochet carried out targeted assassination in Washington

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post - October 10, 2015

Newly declassified U.S. documents reveal that the late Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet was directly involved in a deadly 1976 car bombing that targeted Orlando Letelier, a political…

Chile declares huge Easter Island marine reserve; US announces 2 more protected areas
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Environment and Wildlife
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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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Earthquake
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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
Earthquake
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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
Earthquake
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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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Chile
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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
Chile
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Chile
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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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Chile
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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…