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Chileans look to future after referendum to replace constitution

Chileans gleefully ripped up their Pinochet-era constitution in a weekend referendum, but the focus turned to the next chapter.

Suspicions grow that Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was murdered by Pinochet regime

International experts will perform new tests on Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's remains to analyze a mysterious bacteria that has heightened his family's suspicions he was poisoned by dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime.

El Niño covers Chile’s arid Atacama desert in flowers

El Niño has brought unusually heavy rainfall to the world's driest desert this year, causing dormant flower bulbs and rhizomes to germinate.

Chile promotes civil union law for gay couples

The new law enables unmarried heterosexual or homosexual couples living under the same roof to co-own property, receive inheritance and pension benefits, and make medical decisions.

Pinochet carried out targeted assassination in Washington

Newly declassified U.S. documents reveal that the late Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet was directly involved in a deadly 1976 car bombing that targeted Orlando Letelier, a political opponent, in Washington, D.C.

Strong Chile earthquake triggers tsunami alert

SANTIAGO, Chile – A strong earthquake struck the center of Chile on Wednesday, local seismologists said, triggering a tsunami alert along the entire coastline and sparking panic and shaking buildings in the capital.

Chile to try former secret police for diplomat’s death

Prosecutors accuse the secret police of abducting, torturing and killing Carmelo Soria, an official with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America who was found dead inside his car in July 1976.

US cable says Pinochet told of army involvement in teens’ burning

The burning alive of two teenagers by a Chilean military patrol in 1986 was directly reported to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, but he refused to accept it, according to U.S. documents declassified Friday.

After 30 years, mother hopes for justice in son’s murder during Chilean protest

Veronica DeNegri waited almost three decades for the news she received last week at her Washington-area home: Officials in Chile were preparing to arrest the men who allegedly burned her son to death during a protest march in Santiago in 1986.

Chile charges 7 in Pinochet-era death of photographer

Seven ex-military men were indicted Friday in Chile over the 1986 killing of a photographer reportedly doused with gasoline and set ablaze by soldiers during a protest against then-ruler Augusto Pinochet.
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