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Chile: Man angry over suitcase behind wave of bomb threats

Aug. 17, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean man angry over an airline not returning his suitcase made false bomb threats that caused up to 11 commercial flights to take emergency measures in Chile, Argentina and Peru, authorities charged Friday. Police said they arrested Franco Sepulveda Robles, 29, in the northern...

Chilean officials: Flights hit by wave of false bomb threats

Aug. 16, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — At least three airliners were forced to make emergency landings or turn back to their original airports in Chile and Peru amid what aviation officials said was a wave of false bomb threats Thursday. A LATAM Airlines flight carrying passengers from Peru's capital of Lima to Santiago,...

Mattis aide to be nominated to head US Southern Command

Aug. 16, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command. Mattis made the statement to members of a Chilean government delegation before attending a signing...

US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security

Aug. 16, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart have signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats. Mattis and Defense Minister Alberto Espina held a signing ceremony Thursday after meeting to discuss a range of security issues, including...

Mattis says US will work more closely with Argentina

Aug. 15, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. and Argentinian militaries will pursue closer cooperation on numerous fronts, including military education and training, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday after meeting with his counterpart during the first visit to Argentina by an American defense...

Ex-dictatorship police agents sentenced in Chile

Aug. 14, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Supreme Court has sentenced 24 former police agents to prison for the disappearance of a man who was arrested during the "dirty war" crackdown on leftists under dictator Augusto Pinochet. The ruling released Tuesday says Jorge Arturo Grez Aburto was detained in 1974 by agents...

Chile: 10 women killed in nursing home fire

Aug. 14, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A fire swept through a nursing home in southern Chile on Tuesday, killing 10 elderly women, officials said. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire that broke out at around 3 a.m. in the women's dormitory at the Santa Marta nursing home in Chiguayante, about 320...

Chile authorities raid Episcopal Conference in abuse probe

Aug. 14, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference on Tuesday as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed by members of the Marist Brothers order in the South American country, prosecutors said. The raids by investigating...

Prosecutor says authorities are raiding the headquarters of Chile's Catholic Episcopal Conference in probe of sex abuse

Aug. 14, 2018 10:43 AM EDT
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Prosecutor says authorities are raiding the headquarters of Chile's Catholic Episcopal Conference in probe of sex abuse.

Fire sweeps through Chilean nursing home, killing 10 women

Aug. 14, 2018 9:42 AM EDT
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Fire sweeps through Chilean nursing home, killing 10 women.