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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....

Cervecerias Unidas: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 09, 2024 05:05 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Compania Cervecerias Unidas (CCU) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $55.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Santiago, Chile-based company said it had net income of 30 cents. The wine, spirits and soft drink...

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...

Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says has esophageal cancer

Apr. 29, 2024 12:09 PM EDT
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says has esophageal cancer.

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...

Chile will ask Venezuela to extradite citizens suspected of killing an anti-Maduro dissident

Apr. 12, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Prosecutors in Chile said Friday they plan to formally request that Venezuela extradite two of its citizens to stand trial for charges related to the abduction and killing of a Venezuelan dissident in Chile earlier this year, a case that has strained relations between the...

Fowler wins the Par 3 Contest in his return to the Masters after a 3-year absence

Apr. 10, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rickie Fowler has returned to the Masters after a three-year absence, and already he's been able to lift up a trophy. The question now is whether that will cost him a chance to slip on a jacket. Fowler won the traditional Par 3 Contest at Augusta...

Rationed food kept Cubans fed during the Cold War. Today an economic crisis has them hungry

Mar. 24, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Like millions of other Cubans, María de los Ángeles Pozo thinks back fondly to when a government ration book fed her family everything from hamburgers, fish and milk to chocolate and beer. People would even get cakes for birthdays and weddings. The “libreta,” as...

Cuba protests US comments following protests against power blackouts, food shortages

Mar. 18, 2024 23:41 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government on Monday protested as interventionist comments from the U.S. Embassy on the island following demonstrations against power blackouts and food shortages by hundreds of people in eastern Cuba. Cuba’s Foreign Ministry delivered a note expressing the...