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Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality
Foreign Policy
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Foreign Policy
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Chile, Costa Rica join forces on environmental issues, gender equality

The Tico Times - July 10, 2018

Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, left, and Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado sign bilateral agreements at Casa Presidencial in San José on July 9, 2018. The agreements included…

Tico Times freelancer sells photos to finance fellowship
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Tico Times freelancer sells photos to finance fellowship

The Tico Times - May 28, 2018

One of The Tico Times' freelance contributors, photographer Iva Alvarado, is selling prints of her work to finance a fellowship in Chile. She was selected by Balloon Latam,…

2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…

Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile’s president
Chile
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Chile
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Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile’s president

Paulina Abramovich / AFP - December 18, 2017

Electoral authorities said the 68-year-old conservative, who previously led the South American nation from 2010-2014, won 54 percent of the vote, nearly eight points above his leftist rival Alejandro Guillier.

Chile court orders Pablo Neruda’s remains returned to his tomb
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Chile court orders Pablo Neruda’s remains returned to his tomb

AFP - February 3, 2016

SANTIAGO, Chile – A Chilean court on Wednesday ordered poet Pablo Neruda's remains be returned to his tomb, three years after they were exhumed to determine whether the…

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

AFP - November 5, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile — 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…

El Niño covers Chile’s arid Atacama desert in flowers
Chile
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Chile
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El Niño covers Chile’s arid Atacama desert in flowers

Jaime Esquivel | AFP - October 31, 2015

COPIAPÓ, Chile -- Here's a softer side to the disruptive weather phenomenon known as El Niño: an enormous blanket of colorful flowers has carpeted Chile's Atacama desert, the most…

Pinochet carried out targeted assassination in Washington
Chile
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Chile
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Pinochet carried out targeted assassination in Washington

Ishaan Tharoor | The Washington Post - October 10, 2015

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…

Chile declares huge Easter Island marine reserve; US announces 2 more protected areas
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Chile declares huge Easter Island marine reserve; US announces 2 more protected areas

Dave Clark | AFP - October 5, 2015

Update, Monday, Oct. 5, 4:47 p.m. The United States and its former Cold War foe Cuba are discussing a joint maritime reserve in waters between their countries,…

Lessons from 2010 Chile earthquake saved lives this week, say experts
Earthquake
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Earthquake
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Lessons from 2010 Chile earthquake saved lives this week, say experts

Paulina Abramovich | AFP - September 18, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – Lessons learned from a devastating earthquake five years ago when authorities were accused of failing the population helped limit the toll from this week's powerful…

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