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Chile offers 'democratic responsibility visa' to Venezuelan migrants

This week about 200 migrants, the vast majority Venezuelans, were stranded on the border between Peru and Chile trying to enter Chilean territory after a change of regulations in Peru slowed their movement.

Rescue launched for 3 Bolivians trapped in Chile mine

The San Jose mine collapsed late Thursday, trapping the men at a depth of nearly 330 feet (100 meters). Local officials confirmed that the men are alive.


Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean auxiliary bishop

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of the Chilean capital city just 24 days after he appointed him to the post.

Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off Chile near Coquimbo

The quake, which hit an earthquake-prone area, was very shallow and struck 51 miles (82 km) west of Coquimbo.

Ex-Chilean bishop returns to face allegations of sexual abuse

Cox resigned his bishop's post in 1997 amid rumors of his closeness to young people, though he had not been charged at the time. He moved to Germany in 2002 and was expelled from the Catholic Church this past October.

Pope Francis expels Chilean priest accused of child sex abuse

The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in the Church in Chile, but also in the United States, Australia, and Ireland where the scandal has hit hardest, and elsewhere.


Sexual abuse: Pope Francis praises Chile bishops for reflecting on their failures

``May the Lord reward you abundantly for this communal and pastoral effort,'' the pope said in the letter, which is dated Aug. 5. ``The decisions (of the bishops) are realistic and concrete. I'm sure that they will decidedly help on this process.''

Chile ex-president's daughter-in-law found guilty of tax evasion

Prosecutors have asked for her to be jailed for four years and fined the equivalent of 300 per cent of the $165,400 taxes evaded.

Chileans vote in fiercely contested presidential election

Turnout is expected to be low on Sunday since voting was made voluntary rather than mandatory in 2012.

Ex-President Sebastian Pinera favored in Chile vote, runoff likely

Sebastian Pinera may also be favored by a fractured center-left coalition that has been questioned by Chileans who feel Michelle Bachelet wavered in her promises.

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8.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile, Tsunami Warning Issued

A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and bringing flooding from small tsunami waves in some shore towns. Five deaths were reported by AFP. It also reported that about one million were evacuated. Officials were still checking the region late into the […]