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  • Czech President Vaclav Klaus steals expensive pen from poor, quake-stricken Chile

     
    Light-fingered president caught slipping fancy pen into his coat pocket with only hundreds watching....
  • Pablo Neruda's death is next to be investigated as Chile exhumes its past

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details. Was Pablo Neruda poisoned? A judge in Chile has opened an investigation into the death four decades ago of the Nobel Prize-winning poet in response to allegations by his former driver...
  • The week in Latin America: Unrest continues in Chile

     
    Here are stories that made headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: 1 dead in Chile national strike A two-day national strike in Chile led to hundreds of...
  • List of Chile dictatorship victims grows, sparking controversy

     
    Chile's government has expanded its official list of victims of the Pinochet dictatorship to more than 40,000, but among the new names are victims of torture who later became torturers themselves, as well as a torture victim who fled and later returned to...
  • All But 2 of 33 Chilean Miners Out of the Hospital

    All But 2 of 33 Chilean Miners Out of the Hospital
    Copiapo, Chile (CNN) -- All but two of the 33 miners rescued this week in Chile after more than two months underground have been released from the Copiapo Regional Hospital, officials there told reporters Friday. Two of the men are still in the hospital,...
  • Last Chilean miner rescued

    Last Chilean miner rescued
    The Chilean mine is empty. The last of the rescue workers has been hauled up a narrow, 2,000 foot hole. It puts the exclamation point on a 69-day ordeal for 33 miners who had been trapped in the mine. Earlier, the foreman who held them together when...
  • First Rescued Miner Emerges

    First Rescued Miner Emerges
    Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 miners to be rescued, has surfaced after 69 days underground. He stepped out of a rescue capsule amid sobs from his young son and received a bracing bear hug from Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. Avalos smiled widely...
  • Chile earthquake: President-elect takes reins, though he's not in charge yet

     
    President-elect Sebastian Pinera doesn't take office until next week, but he is already acting like a leader in charge amid Chile's post-quake turmoil....
  • Latin America Digest: Chile's new president, illness on a cruise ship in Brazil and a Cuban hunger striker

     
    Today's one-line news briefs: Santiago, Chile -- President Sebastian Pinera, who met with his ministers until early Friday after temblors shook inaugural ceremonies, vowed “to work without rest” on relief and reconstruction, promising Chileans could...
  • Checking in on Chile: Pinera taps copper fund

     
    Chile is still actively recovering from the magnitude 8.8 earthquake of Feb 27. Roads, infrastructure, and the wine and oil industries continue to rebuild. On Thursday, the Justice Ministry announced a plan to declare any missing person officially dead if...
  • New video: The incredible force of the Chile earthquake

     
    Watch above, from the 12th floor of a hotel in the city of Valdivia. Night-owl guests and workers struggle to remain standing as the buildings around them rocks back and forth. Keep an eye on the swinging lamps in the upper portion of the screen....
  • Ghosts of the Pinochet regime haunt Chile's conservative president

     
    Ex-military chiefs in Chile were apparently expecting that after two decades of center-left rule, conservative President Sebastian Pinera would go easy on them. But Pinera has not suspended investigations into alleged abuses by the military under Gen....