More Chile Articles

  • Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims

    VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 12,500 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from disasters. The fires that...

  • Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

    VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families whose homes could be lost if the winds shifted....

  • Nursing home fire kills 10 in Chile

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Sunday morning fire tore through a nursing home in southern Chile, killing 9 seniors and their caretaker. The nursing home is located near the city of Paillaco, some 540 miles (870 kilometers) south of the Chilean capital, Santiago. Police say neighbors were able to...

  • Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

    IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths. No new major damage or casualties were...

  • Chileans worry over string of 300 quakes in north

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — More than 300 earthquakes have shaken Chile's far-northern coast the past week, keeping people on edge as scientists say there is no way to tell if the unusual string of tremors is a harbinger of an impending disaster. The unnerving activity began with a strong...

  • Anglo American halts mine in Chile after violence

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — British mining company Anglo American Plc has halted operations at its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile, saying it wants to guarantee safety of its employees after violent protests by contractors. Los Bronces is in the Andes cordillera 65 kilometers (40 mile) from the...



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