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  • After tax reform triumph, Chile's president faces rockier road

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has chalked up her first political victory since returning to power as Congress approved a key tax reform, but she faces an uphill struggle to make good on other promises. On Wednesday evening,...
  • Former President Michelle Bachelet wins a new term in Chile

    SANTIAGO, Chile -- Former President Michelle Bachelet was elected to a new term as Chile’s leader in a landslide victory Sunday, becoming the first woman to be reelected chief executive in the nation’s history. With 90% of votes counted, she...
  • Michelle Bachelet far ahead in Chile's first-round presidential vote

    SANTIAGO, Chile — Buoyed by personal popularity and her promise to rewrite Chile's Constitution, Michelle Bachelet surged to the top in Sunday's first round of voting to elect a new president, but fell short of enough votes to avoid a runoff. With...
  • Chile miners: Rescue underway; rescuer begins descent

     
    Chile mine rescue has begun with the first rescuer descending into the collapsed mine. The Chile mine rescue is expected to take at least two days....
  • Chile miners: Final test run underway for capsule to reach trapped miners

     
    Chilean rescue workers are lowering an empty capsule down a half-mile-long shaft to test its communications equipment before they begin bringing the first of 33 trapped miners to the surface. The bullet-shaped cage is big enough for one person to...
  • Chile miners: Rescue delayed, but the first miner is still expected to emerge Tuesday

     
    Chilean Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Tuesday that the efforts to remove the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground would be delayed until about 6 p.m. Pacific time, allowing time for tests to be run using an empty rescue capsule....
  • Chile miners: First retrieval could come before end of the day

     
    Chilean officials said Tuesday the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground for two months may be lifted to freedom within hours via a metal rescue capsule. If all goes smoothly, all the miners should be freed during the next two days,...
  • Chile miners: Rescue workers expect to begin lifting trapped miners Tuesday

     
    Officials said that Tuesday, the 69th day underground for 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet down in a northern Chile mine, will see at least the first rescue via metal capsule, with the rest to be lifted to freedom over the next two days. Officials said all is...
  • Chile miners: Rescue capsule lowered nearly all the way down in test run at Chilean mine

     
    In a test run Monday, engineers succeeded in lowering a rescue capsule almost all the way down the 2,000-foot hole through which crews plan to lift 33 trapped miners, perhaps starting late Tuesday or early Wednesday, government officials said. Chilean...
  • Chile miners: Officials hopeful that first rescue will come within an hour

     
    Chilean officials said Tuesday afternoon that they hope the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground for two months may be lifted to freedom within an hour. If all goes smoothly, all the miners should be freed during the next two days,...
  • Chile miners: The roster of the rescued at Chilean mine [UPDATED]

     
    The 33 miners trapped in Chile are being brought to the surface one at a time in a special capsule. They wore dark glasses to protect against the first bright light they had seen in 69 days. The first to be rescued are: 1. Florencio Avalos, 31, the...
  • Chile miners: The trapped men begin emerging to cheers, tears [UPDATED]

     
    The first of 33 gold and copper miners entombed half a mile below ground for more than two months were hauled into the frigid Chilean desert air early Wednesday morning, emerging from a cramped, life-saving haven and into the embrace of family members...