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12 Jun 2019
It's been an annus horribilis and a half for Chile's iconic leader Alexis Sanchez, who is known as the "Nino Maravilla" -- wonder-kid -- in his homeland.
16 Apr 2019
Six people died on Tuesday after a light aircraft crashed into a house in southern Chile, authorities said. The plane plummeted after getting entangled in power lines shortly after take-off from La Paloma airport in Puerto Montt, a port city 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) to the south of the capital Santiago, said Harry Jurgensen, the…
16 Feb 2019
Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay have agreed to launch a joint bid to host the World Cup in 2030, it has been confirmed...
6 Sep 2018
Japan has cancelled Friday’s international friendly with Chile scheduled to be played at the Sapporo Dome after a powerful earthquake struck the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, the country’s soccer federation said.
23 Jul 2018
Bishops, priests and lay people are among 158 members of Chile's Catholic Church under investigation for perpetrating or concealing the sexual abuse of children and adults, the public prosecutor revealed on Monday.
14 Jul 2018
Another Chilean priest has been suspended from his official duties as the archdiocese of Santiago investigates pedophilia allegations against him, in the latest abuse scandal to strike the Chilean church. The priest, Jorge Laplagne, who presided over two parishes in residential parts of Santiago, allegedly abused a child 13 years ago, the archdiocese said in…
27 Apr 2018
Three victims of a Chilean paedophile priest on Friday began a visit to the Vatican with one having a private audience with Pope Francis. Jose Andres Murillo was granted the first audience with the pontiff, while his fellow victims will meet with Francis over the weekend. Murillo, who hoped the audiences would "bear fruit quickly"…
10 Apr 2018
A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Chile on Tuesday but there was no tsunami alert and no reports of injuries, officials said.
12 Mar 2018
Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera was sworn in Sunday to his second term as president of Chile, replacing socialist Michelle Bachelet in the office for the second time in eight years.
17 Jan 2018
Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.
16 Jan 2018
Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his "pain" and "shame" over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country.
18 Dec 2017
Billionaire Sebastian Pinera will return to power as Chile's president next year, according to virtually complete results from a runoff election held Sunday.

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