Chile seeks to reinstate undercover intelligence agents

Chile today said it would seek to reinstate the use of undercover agents in its intelligence services after a series of bomb attacks in the Santiago area.

Chile's President `evaluates` taking Guantanamo inmates

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Friday her government was considering taking in detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Chile coup anniversary leaves 14 wounded, 179 arrested

Fourteen people were wounded and 179 arrested during unrest that broke out on the 41st anniversary of the coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to power, police said on Friday.

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.

Chile weighs taking Guantanamo detainees at US request

The Chilean government is considering taking in detainees from the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, officials have said.

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.

You can`t steal this bicycle

Three engineering students in Chile have developed a bicycle called Yerka which they claim is impossible to steal.

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.

Chile`s largest amphibian in danger of extinction

The helmeted water toad, the largest amphibian found in the Chile, is in serious danger of extinction due to habitat loss and environmental factors.

Chilean students invent theft-proof bicycle

More than 100,000 bicycles are stolen annually in Chile`s capital Santiago, a problem that prompted three university students here to come up with an innovative, theft-proof model.

Pro-Palestinian demo seeks end to Chile`s ties with Israel

Thousands marched in Chile`s capital against Israel`s operation in Gaza, urging President Michelle Bachelet to break off diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.

Chile summons ambassador over Gaza offensive

Chile`s government is summoning its ambassador home from Tel Aviv for consultations and is condemning what it calls the worsening of Israel`s military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Japan`s Abe tours ancient city with Mexican leader

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up a two-day visit to Mexico Saturday, taking a break from sealing energy deals to tour pyramids with President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Chile mulls ditching university tuition: Minister

University tuition, which has sparked violent protests in Chile over spiraling increases, could be scrapped under a new government plan, a top official said.

Thousands march in pro-Palestinian protests in Chile

About 5,000 demonstrators against Israel`s military strikes in Gaza held a protest Saturday in the Chilean capital, home to a sizeable Palestinian community.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off northern Chile: USGS

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile`s coast, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.

Chile rejects court`s role in sea access row with Bolivia

President Michelle Bachelet said Monday she will seek to have the International Criminal Court of Justice declared an inappropriate venue for settling landlocked Bolivia`s demand for access to the Pacific through Chile.