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Chile says 2 US citizens, 1 Chilean gone missing found dead

Oct. 15, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities say two young Americans and a Chilean who went missing over the weekend have been found dead in a river estuary, the apparent victims of accidental drowning. Divers on Monday recovered the bodies of 23-year-old Rose Simonsen Franke and 25-year-old Hannah Lov Bozzy...

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops accused of sex abuse

Oct. 13, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the church's global sex abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed. The Vatican's unusually detailed statement...

Chilean cardinal goes before prosecutor in sex abuse probe

Oct. 3, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The archbishop of the Chilean capital went before a local prosecutor Wednesday but declined to testify as a defendant about allegations he covered up years of child sex abuse committed by clerics and officials of the country's Catholic Church. Television images showed a smiling...

Chile church says sorry for conduct guidelines for priests

Oct. 2, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Roman Catholic Church has apologized for a set of conduct guidelines for priests dealing with children that has caused outrage just as the South American country is being rocked by a widespread clerical sex abuse scandal. The recommendations include asking priests not to...

UN court rejects Bolivia's Pacific Ocean access case

Oct. 1, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court has rejected landlocked Bolivia's bid to force Chile to the negotiating table over granting access to the Pacific Ocean. In a legal ruling Monday from the Hague-based International Court of Justice that was broadcast live throughout Bolivia,...

UN court rejects Bolivia's request for judges to order Chile to negotiate access for Bolivia to the Pacific Ocean

Oct. 1, 2018 10:25 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — UN court rejects Bolivia's request for judges to order Chile to negotiate access for Bolivia to the Pacific Ocean.

Pope defrocks Chilean priest at center of abuse scandal

Sep. 28, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked a Chilean priest who was a central character in the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his "supreme" authority to stiffen an earlier sentence because of the "exceptional amount of damage" the priest's crimes had caused. In a statement...

Trump meets with Chilean leader at the White House

Sep. 28, 2018 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Friday with President Sebastian Pinera of Chile at the White House for talks that focused on trade, security and the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Trump welcomed Pinera to the Oval Office days after he imposed financial sanctions on members of Venezuelan...

Pope defrocks Chile predator priest Karadima, at center of sex abuse scandal rocking papacy

Sep. 28, 2018 9:33 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope defrocks Chile predator priest Karadima, at center of sex abuse scandal rocking papacy.

UN court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech

Sep. 27, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.'s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected trip to the world body's headquarters to deliver a nearly hourlong...