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.

Chile`s Bachelet visits flood-hit north after 25 killed

Chile`s President Michelle Bachelet visited the flood-hit north of the country where at least 25 people died this week, vowing to "rebuild" the stricken region.

Toll in Chile floods rises to 25 dead, 101 missing

The death toll from rainstorms which deluged northern Chile has risen to 25 and could increase further with another 101 still missing, officials said.

Chile declares red alert as forest fires rage

Chile has declared a red alert for three national parks and reserves where massive wildfires are threatening forests that are thousands of years old, officials said Tuesday.

Bomb rocks Chile's capital

A bomb exploded near a church in the Chilean capital on Sunday, the latest in series of blasts sparking panic in the Latin American nation, though officials said no one was injured.

Peru looking to emerge from dark years: Coach
Peru looking to emerge from dark years: Coach

A new generation of Peruvian soccer players can benefit from the country’s economic progress this century to end decades of underachievement, according to coach Pablo Bengoechea.

Explosive Inter Milan trio keep fireworks on the pitch
Explosive Inter Milan trio keep fireworks on the pitch

Inter Milan seemed to be playing with fire when they signed Pablo Osvaldo, Mauro Icardi and Gary Medel, three potentially explosive players each with a well-documented history of controversy, before the start of the season.

One dead in latest Chile bombing: official

One person was killed when a homemade bomb went off near downtown Santiago early Thursday, law enforcement officials said following the latest in a series of recent explosions.

Chile arrests three carrying explosives

Chilean police said they arrested three men Friday in the northern city of Antofagasta carrying dynamite and bomb ingredients, after a series of recent homemade bomb attacks rattled the country.

Chile lawmaker arrested over dictatorship-era killings

A right-wing lawmaker in Chile was arrested Thursday on charges of involvement in the 1981 killing of three radical leftists opposed to the regime of late dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Second explosive device detonates in Chilean supermarket

Two explosive devices were detonated within a span of 24 hours in the Chilean coastal city of Vina del Mar, causing at least three minor injuries, in the same week the Andean country suffered its worst bomb attack in at least 20 years.

Bomb blast in Chile wounds 10; government blames ''terrorists''

A bomb exploded next to an underground train station in the Chilean capital of Santiago on Monday afternoon, wounding at least 10 people, and the government said it bore the signs of "a terrorist" act.

Why a 'gay' Navy officer made history in Chile

A Navy officer on Wednesday became the first member of the Chilean military to reveal he is gay -- a groundbreaking admission in this conservative Catholic country.

Foreign pilgrims flock to Spain`s Santiago trail

Despite her sore feet, Federica Simonetto smiles for a photo by the last signpost on the Way of Saint James -- one of a new wave of young pilgrims bringing fresh life to the Medieval trail.

Central Chile rocked by 6.6 earthquake, no major damage reported

Chile was rocked by a strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale early on Sunday.