SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Chile has ordered nationwide contingency planning to prepare for damaging effects of a drought triggered by La Nina weather phenomenon, already seen behind low rainfall and poor agricultural harvests in Argentina.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Fire swept through a prison in the Chilean capital Wednesday, killing at least 83 inmates and leaving 14 others with critical injuries, after a feud among prisoners, Chilean news media reported.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Chile's mining industry is awaiting tough new regulations pledged by President Sebastian Pinera as officials warned against complacency after the dramatic rescue of 33 miners from the San Jose gold and copper mine.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Chile's regulators responsible for safe upkeep of the country's mines Friday faced the ax as the fate of 33 miners trapped deep under a collapsed shaft for nine days remained uncertain.
LIMA, June 23 (UPI) -- Continued Chilean arms purchases put fresh strains on bilateral ties with Peru amid signs the quake-hit country would go ahead with military regeneration plans that seemed in jeopardy when a 8.8 magnitude devastated large parts of its infrastructure.
SANTIAGO, Chile, March 19 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is considering a selective tax hike to raise cash for a $30 billion reconstruction program that looms large after the huge Feb. 27 earthquake and numerous afershocks.
SANTIAGO, Chile, March 11 (UPI) -- As inauspicious beginnings go, Chile's President-elect Pinera had his share Thursday as an aftershock jolted the nation as the successor to Michele Bachelet was sworn in.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Chile's President-elect Sebastian Pinera faces tough economic challenges, some leftovers of the global financial crisis and others from past regimes as he fills his Cabinet with academics, economists and technocrats.
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