In Chile, astro-tourism!

Fancy some astro-tourism? Head for northern Chile, where contemplating the night skies is not just a casual pastime, but a protected pursuit.

Former head of Pinochet`s secret police dead in Chile

Manuel Contreras, the former head of Chile`s feared intelligence service under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, died on Friday. He was 86.

Copa America final preview: Bitter rivals Chile, Argentina face off in soccer showdown
Copa America final preview: Bitter rivals Chile, Argentina face off in soccer showdown

It`s a geopolitical rivalry that has seen a clash of generals, a near-war over territory, and accusations of treachery and arrogance.

Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach 2015 Copa America semis
Chile beat Uruguay 1-0 to reach 2015 Copa America semis

Hosts Chile sent nine-man Uruguay crashing out of the Copa America on Wednesday, winning a stormy quarter-final 1-0 to edge closer to their dream of a first South American crown.

Chile`s smog headache distracts from Copa America
Chile`s smog headache distracts from Copa America

The streets were strangely empty Monday in the Chilean capital Santiago, where air pollution has forced authorities to declare an environmental emergency in the middle of the Copa America.

Brazil into Copa America quarters as Venezuela beaten
Brazil into Copa America quarters as Venezuela beaten

Brazil shrugged off the absence of suspended captain Neymar to reach the Copa America quarter-finals here Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Venezuela.

Javier Mascherano believes Neymar was kicked out of Copa America
Javier Mascherano believes Neymar was kicked out of Copa America

Seasoned Argentine defender Javier Mascherano on Saturday said Brazil skipper Neymar was kicked out of the Copa America after the latter was suspended for four games in a decision by the South American football governing body, CONMEBOL.

Copa America: Brazil shock as Neymar banned, Chile power on
Copa America: Brazil shock as Neymar banned, Chile power on

Brazil superstar Neymar was dramatically thrown out of the Copa America on Friday as Chile shrugged off the drunken-driving controversy surrounding Arturo Vidal to power into the quarter-finals.

Sergio Aguero 'very happy' at Mancester City, rejects Real Madrid links
Sergio Aguero 'very happy' at Mancester City, rejects Real Madrid links

Striker Sergio Aguero wants to stay at Manchester City this summer as he looks to fulfil his ambition of winning the European Champions League while rejecting the advances of Spanish football giants Real Madrid.

Neymar uses cuss word on referee for dismissal
Neymar uses cuss word on referee for dismissal

Neymar has used cuss word to express his disappointment on the refereeing decision after he was sent off in Brazil’s 0-1 loss to Colombia in a group match of Copa America.

Chile`s Arturo Vidal in court after crashing Ferrari
Chile`s Arturo Vidal in court after crashing Ferrari

Chilean football star Arturo Vidal appeared in court Wednesday after crashing his Ferrari and being arrested for drunk driving, risking potential suspension from the Copa America, where he is currently the leading scorer.

Chile`s Arturo Vidal arrested for drunk driving after crash
Chile`s Arturo Vidal arrested for drunk driving after crash

Chilean soccer star Arturo Vidal was arrested for drunk driving Tuesday after crashing his Ferrari on the outskirts of Santiago, police said.

Brazil boosted by 10th straight win ahead of Copa America start
Brazil boosted by 10th straight win ahead of Copa America start

Brazil made it 10 straight wins before heading to Chile for the Copa America, which begins on Thursday and could become a showdown between Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Chilean police, students clash on eve of football fest

Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Wednesday to break up a large student protest that turned violent on the eve of the Copa America, the South American football championship.

Two dead in student protests in Chile

Two students were killed Thursday in Chile in massive demonstrations against government education policy.

About a dozen dead whales found in Chile

 About a dozen dead whales were found beached in southern Chile, maritime officials said Friday, who said they were trying to determine what caused their deaths.

Volcano ash causing misery for Chile, Argentina

Ash from Chile`s Calbuco volcano visited more misery on air passengers across South America on Sunday, as towns and cities struggled to clean up from last week`s two powerful eruptions.

Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil, flights cancelled

Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco, which erupted without warning this week, reached as far as southern Brazil on Saturday and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Chile`s Bachelet to retire from politics after term

Michelle Bachelet, Chile`s first woman president, said Tuesday she will never again seek public office after her term expires in 2018, as a corruption scandal involving her son batters her popularity.

Toll in Chile floods rises to 26 dead

The death toll from flash floods that devastated Chile`s normally arid north has risen to 26 and could increase further, with another 120 people still missing, officials said.