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Strong quake shakes Argentina, Chile; no reports of injuries

Jan. 18, 2021 11:56 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile just before midnight Monday, shaking people in parts of both countries. There were no reports of injuries or serious damage, though some power outages were reported in the quake area. The U.S....

A Mapuche Indigenous family uses special glasses to try and observe a total solar eclipse in Carahue, La Araucania, Chile, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. The total eclipse was not visible from Carahue because of an overcast sky. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Daytime darkness: Total solar eclipse wows in Latin America

Dec. 14, 2020 3:05 PM EST

CARAHUE, Chile (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in the Chilean region of La Araucanía on Monday to witness a solar eclipse, rejoicing in the rare experience even though visibility was limited because of cloudy skies. Skies were clear in northern Patagonia in Argentina, where people also watched the...

FILE - In this March 1, 2005 Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez opens his arms to supporters from the balcony of the Government Palace in Montevideo, Uruguay. The former president died in Montevideo early Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. He was 80-years-old. (AP Photo/Marcelo Hernandez, File)

Uruguay's 1st socialist president, Tabaré Vázquez, dies

Dec. 6, 2020 5:28 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's first socialist president, Tabaré Vázquez, who rose from poverty to win two terms as leader, died Sunday of cancer, a disease the physician dedicated much of his life to fighting. The 80-year-old oncologist announced last year that he had lung cancer. His...