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Sprawling Colonial Capital ~ Santiago, Chile

The first stop on our way to the southern tip of Chile was to her capital city, Santiago. A large sprawling metropolis, Santiago proper is home to 6 million people (more than one-third of all Chile… 7 palabras más


Pope Heads to Chile, Peru to Focus on Indigenous People

Pope Francis visits Chile and Peru next week, a trip that was meant to focus on the concerns of indigenous people, but is likely to be overshadowed by the Church’s sex abuse scandal in Chile and political troubles in Peru. 646 palabras más

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Analysis: Chile Election Ends Era of Female Presidents in Latin America

When Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of a generation of women leaders in Latin America, leaving the region without a female head of state as it shifts to the right politically. 859 palabras más

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Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five

A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses.

Fifteen people are missing in the remote village of Villa Santa Lucía in the country’s lake region, popular with tourists. 210 palabras más


Pinera poised for presidential comeback in Chile


© AFP / by Paulina ABRAMOVICH | Chile’s Sebastian Pinera delivers a speech ahead of Sunday’s presidential election, in which he is expected to garner the most votes — but perhaps not enough to win without a run-off… 561 palabras más

Ex-President Pinera leads Chile vote, but will face runoff

SANTIAGO, Chile — Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera held a big lead late Sunday in returns from Chile’s presidential election, buoyed by support from Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, though he didn’t get enough votes to avoid a runoff. 440 palabras más