Latest Chile News

US environmental study launched for Thirty Meter Telescope

Jul. 19, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Science Foundation said Tuesday it plans to conduct a study to evaluate the environmental effects of building one of the world's largest optical telescopes on sites selected in Hawaii and Spain's Canary Islands. The agency published a notice in the...

US midshipman plunges to death at Chilean waterfall

Jul. 18, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A midshipman from Texas died after falling over a waterfall in Chile, the U.S. Naval Academy announced Monday. Midshipman 2nd Class Luke Gabriel Bird of New Braunfels, Texas, was participating in a semester abroad program at Chile’s Arturo Prat Naval...

Chilean cowboys gather for blessing at national shrine

Jul. 16, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — With the snow-covered Andes shining in the background, several dozen cowboys in woolen ponchos and families on wooden horse carts lined up Saturday to receive a priest's blessing in the huge esplanade in front of the National Sanctuary of Maipú. “I come...

Peru military leader who oversaw return of democracy dies

Jul. 15, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Francisco Morales Bermudez, an army general credited with paving the way for Peru’s return to civilian government — but also convicted abroad of involvement in dirty war crimes — has died at age 100, his family said Friday. His son Remigio...

South American women's soccer improving but some way to go

Jul. 06, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The Women's Copa America soccer tournament starts Friday in Colombia at a time when the sport is clearly evolving in South America but at significantly different speeds and opportunities for players. Ten teams are split into two groups with two countries...

Chile president receives draft of new proposed constitution

Jul. 04, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

SANTIAGO (AP) — President Gabriel Boric on Monday was presented with the formal draft of a proposed constitution meant to replace the charter imposed by a military dictatorship 41 years ago and usher in fundamental changes for Chile. Chileans are to vote in a September plebiscite...

Wimbledon updates | Gauff, Sock into mixed doubles semis

Jul. 04, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:20 p.m. American duo Coco Gauff and Jack Sock are into the semifinals of the mixed doubles tournament. The pair defeated the French team of Edouard...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy talks to Argentina, Chile presidents

Jul. 01, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed on with his campaign to obtain support from Latin America with calls Friday to the leaders of Argentina and Chile. “I continue to establish relations with an important region — Latin America,”...

Chile meets controversy in remaking the role of first lady

Jun. 22, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

SANTIAGO (AP) — Chile’s new left-leaning government is doing away with the office of the first lady in an effort to transform a role that both the president and his partner have characterized as archaic. The first lady will now be known as the “sociocultural coordinator of the...

Fishing feud at end of the world split US and UK over Russia

Jun. 22, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the world's highest-fetching wild-caught fish, sold for $32 a pound at Whole Foods and served up as meaty fillets on the menus of upscale eateries across the U.S. But Russia's obstruction of longstanding conservation efforts, resulting in a unilateral...