Thousands protest in Chile in favour of new constitution

 Several thousand people took to the streets of Santiago and other Chilean cities to demand a Constitutional Assembly as a means to provide the country with a new constitution, as was promised by President Michelle Bachelet during her election campaign.

Greenpeace denounces destruction of rock glaciers in Chile

Mining operations are destroying rock glaciers in Chile's central valley, already one of the world's most battered glacier areas, Greenpeace said in a statement Wednesday.

5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile

A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck northern Chile on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

Chile keen to host 2030 World Cup
Chile keen to host 2030 World Cup

Chile are keen to host the 2030 World Cup finals their newly re-elected football federation (ANFP) president announced on Monday.

Argentina`s president remains in hospital for intestinal issue

Argentina`s President Cristina Kirchner will remain in hospital with an intestinal infection which forced her to call off a meeting with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, Kirchner`s office said Monday. 

6.0 magnitude quake jolts southeastern Pacific

Washington : A strong earthquake jolted the southeastern Pacific today about 544 kilometers (338 miles) south-southeast of Chile's Easter Island, the US Geological Survey said.

6.0-magnitude quake jolts southeastern Pacific

A strong earthquake jolted the southeastern Pacific on Saturday about 544 kilometers (338 miles) south-southeast of Chile's Easter Island, the US Geological Survey said.

Former Pinochet bodyguard arrested for regime era murders in Chile

A former bodyguard of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested Monday along with nine other former officials for the kidnapping and murder of 13 people during the military regime. 

Arturo Vidal denies report he has been fined by Juventus
Arturo Vidal denies report he has been fined by Juventus

Arturo Vidal has denied reports that he has been fined by Juventus for indiscipline, describing them as "ill-intentioned", and said he is fully committed to the Serie A champions.

Chile police fire tear gas at indigenous protest

Chilean police fired tear gas and water cannon Sunday to break up thousands of indigenous protesters demanding land rights and condemning Columbus Day, after masked demonstrators began throwing stones.

Pentagon Chief Hagel in trip to Colombia, Chile, Peru

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel departed Thursday on a six-day tour of South America but the US-led war against the Islamic State group in the Middle East will be looming over his trip.

Parts of Easter Island evacuated after Chile quake

A 6.8-magnitude quake struck off Chile`s Pacific coast overnight, followed by a large aftershock, prompting the evacuation of parts of Easter Island but causing no deaths or injuries, officials said Thursday.

Strong earthquake jolts southeastern Pacific: USGS

A strong earthquake shook the southeastern Pacific on Wednesday, about 570 kilometers (354 miles) south of Chile`s Easter Island, the US Geological Survey said.

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.

6.2 magnitude quake shakes northern Argentina, Chile

A 6.2 magnitude quake shook northern Chile and Argentina Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

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.