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Chile: Fresh Clashes Between Student Protesters, Police

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of student demonstrators calling for education reform in Chile clashed with riot police on Thursday in the capital of Santiago. Police fought off protesters with tear gas and arrested several of the students, who were participating in a march from the University of Santiago to the presidential palace. For months, high school and university […]

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Chile Rocked by Early Morning Earthquake

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Chile early Wednesday . The earthquake was centered 35 kilometers north of Valparaiso, Chile and 119 kilometers northwest of Santiago, Chile. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred offshore, at a depth of 19 kilometers. The Chilean emergency office ONEMI said there were no early reports of damage. There […]

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Earthquake Shakes Chile

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Chile early Wednesday . The earthquake was centered 35 kilometers north of Valparaiso, Chile and 119 kilometers northwest of Santiago, Chile. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred offshore, at a depth of 19 kilometers. There were no early reports of damage or injuries. There have been several earthquakes […]

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Violent Clashes in Chile on Coup Anniversary

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Demonstrators have clashed with police in Chile’s capital, Santiago, leaving a 15-year-old girl seriously injured and dozens more under arrest in protests that coincided with the 38th anniversary of the country’s military coup. Authorities say the disturbances began Saturday and continued well into Sunday and that 280 people were arrested. Forty police officers were injured. […]

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Chilean Govt. Says All 21 Aboard Air Force Plane Killed in Crash

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chilean officials say all 21 people aboard a Chilean air force plane that crashed in the Pacific Ocean are dead. The CASA 212 went down Friday after two failed attempts to land in difficult weather on the Juan Fernandez islands, about 700 kilometers from the Chilean mainland. Fishermen and rescue teams combing the waters have […]

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Recovery Effort Begins in Chilean Plane Crash

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Chilean rescue teams have begun recovering bodies from the crash of a Chilean air force plane that went down in the Pacific Ocean with 21 aboard. The CASA 212 crashed Friday after two failed attempts to land in difficult weather on the Juan Fernandez islands, about 700 kilometers from the Chilean mainland. Officials believe there […]

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Chile Air Force Plane Crashes

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Chile say a Chilean air force plane with 21 people on board, including a popular TV host, is presumed to have crashed near a remote Chilean Island. Media sources says debris from the plane was found Friday near the Juan Fernandez islands, where the plane was heading when it disappeared. The Associated Press […]

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14 Chilean Miners Receive Pension Benefits

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Chilean government has given special pensions to 14 of the 33 miners who were trapped underground for more than two months last year. The 14 miners were recognized Tuesday during a ceremony that first lady Cecilia Morel attended in the town of Copiapo. Each miner will receive a monthly income of about $530. The […]

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Chile Orders Resignation of Police General

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Chile has ordered the resignation of a police general following massive protests last week in which a teenager was shot dead. Officials made the announcement Tuesday in discussing General Sergio Gajardo. The French news agency cites a government official as saying authorities demanded his resignation for failing to promptly investigate the killing of 16-year-old Manuel […]

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Teenager Killed During Chile Strike

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Chilean teenager has died after being shot during massive protests pressing for education reform. Authorities said Friday that 16-year-old Manuel Gutierrez was shot during a confrontation with police. Family members blamed police for firing the shot that killed Gutierrez, a charge authorities denied. Meanwhile, President Sebastian Pinera called for peace and proposed a dialogue […]

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