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Train collision in Chile kills at least 2 people and injures 9 others

Jun. 20, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — At least two rail workers were killed and nine others injured Thursday when a freight train collided head-on with another train on a test run just outside the capital of Chile, a rare fatal crash in the South American country. Police said they were...

Chile joins developing nations rallying behind genocide case against Israel at international court

Jun. 01, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile has joined a group of nations supporting a genocide case against Israel filed last year at the International Court of Justice. President Gabriel Boric said in a speech to lawmakers Saturday that he was appalled by the humanitarian devastation in Gaza,...

Chile accuses volunteer firefighter and ex-forestry official with causing huge fire that killed 137

May. 25, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean judge on Saturday ordered a volunteer firefighter and a former forestry official detained for allegedly planning and causing a mammoth forest fire in the Valparaiso region that caused 137 deaths and made 16,000 people homeless in February. The court...

In message to Russia, Chilean lawmakers meet in Antarctica to underline territorial claims

May. 23, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defense officials from Chile convened a meeting at the bottom of the planet on Thursday in a bid to bolster their territorial claims in Antarctica as tensions escalate over Russia's maneuvers in the polar region. Lawmakers from Chile's parliamentary defense...

SQM: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 23, 2024 05:11 AM EDT

SANTIAGO CHILE, Chile (AP) — SANTIAGO CHILE, Chile (AP) — Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM) on Thursday reported a loss of $869.5 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Santiago Chile, Chile-based company said it had a loss of $3.03. Earnings, adjusted...

An unusual autumn freeze grips parts of South America, giving Chile its coldest May in 74 years

May. 17, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans are bundling up for their coldest autumn in more than 70 years mere days after sunning in T-shirts — a dramatic change of wardrobe brought on this week by a sudden cold front gripping portions of South America unaccustomed to bitter wind chills this time of year....

Dog Show 101: What's what at the Westminster Kennel Club

May. 11, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To the casual viewer, competing at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show might look pretty simple: Get a dog. Groom it. Pose it. Lead it around a ring. But there's a lot more involved in reaching the pinnacle of U.S. canine events, now in its 148th year. It's a year...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

May. 10, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

May 3-9, 2024 A rare snowfall blankets Chile's capital, Madonna’s biggest-ever concert turns Rio’s Copacabana beach into a dance floor, and floods continue to ravage Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state. This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images...

Banco Santander-Chile: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 30, 2024 09:50 AM EDT

SANTIAGO CHILE, Chile (AP) — SANTIAGO CHILE, Chile (AP) — Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $127.1 million. The Santiago Chile, Chile-based bank said it had earnings of 26 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall...

Assailants ambush and kill 3 police officers in southern Chile, shaking the country

Apr. 27, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Armed assailants ambushed and killed three law enforcement officers in southern Chile on Saturday before setting their car on fire, authorities said, the latest attack on police to revive security concerns in the South American country. It remains unclear...