Chile honors famous folk singer killed in coup
Spain wants Pinochet’s widow to post bond
MADRID — A Spanish judge has ordered the widow of Augusto Pinochet, his former lawyer and two bankers to post a $77 million (euro51 million) bond while he probes allegations they laundered money for the late Chilean dictator while he was in power, according to a court document released Monday.
Pope lauds ‘84 Argentina-Chile peace agreement
Earthquake shakes northern Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile — A strong earthquake struck northern Chile early Friday, briefly knocking out power to a city but otherwise causing no major damages, authorities said.
USGS: 6.5-magnitude quake hits northern Chile
Ex-soldiers want to reveal Chile dirty war secrets
US labor official, Chile’s Lagos on Honduras panel
Indian political awakening stirs Latin America
Chile: Old soldiers ready to tell secrets of coup
Chile president proposes limiting military courts
NEW YORK — Barrick Gold is snapping up mining assets with its excess cash, inking a $465 million cash deal to buy a gold and copper project from a unit of Xstrata.
Afghanistan: Old City of Herat
Argentina: Buenos Aires Historic Center, Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
SANTIAGO, Chile — Four former top army officials were sentenced to prison Monday in the murder of a colonel shortly after he testified about an illegal deal to smuggle weapons to Croatia.
LIMA, Peru — A court imposed a six-year prison sentence Wednesday on disgraced ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who already faced the prospect of spending the rest of his life in a cell after three previous convictions. He also was fined $9 million for authorizing wiretaps and bribes.
SANTIAGO, Chile — A judge is questioning the eldest son of the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in an investigation into his father’s secret overseas bank accounts.
SANTIAGO, Chile — President Michelle Bachelet proposed Tuesday to create a Ministry for Indigenous Affairs to place more weight on policies affecting Chile’s Indian communities, many of which are mired in poverty and demanding political autonomy.
SANTIAGO, Chile — The Chilean air force said Tuesday it has invited its Peruvian counterpart to send observers to military maneuvers that Peru has interpreted as threatening and wants canceled.
HAVANA — A military motorcade carried the remains of Cuban revolutionary hero Juan Almeida Bosque through the streets of the eastern city of Santiago on Tuesday, while thousands of mourners lined the route, some clutching flowers and wiping away tears.
HAVANA — The remains of Cuban revolutionary hero Juan Almeida Bosque will be buried in a mausoleum for rebel fighters in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, the government announced Monday.
SANTIAGO, Chile — Police and hooded protesters clashed Friday in Chile’s capital on the anniversary of the 1973 military coup that toppled elected President Salvador Allende. State television reported one death amid the disturbances.
SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean judge says he has determined the exact value of the secret overseas fortune amassed by late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean judge on Tuesday ordered the arrests of 129 former security officers on charges tied to the disappearance of leftists and the slaying of the communist party leadership during the Pinochet dictatorship.
BARILOCHE, Argentina — Landlocked Bolivia’s effort to regain the Pacific coastline it lost in a war with Chile more than a century ago will come up again Friday on the sidelines of the South American presidents’ summit.
SANTIAGO, Chile — At least 200 sea lions have been found dead along Chile’s northern coast.
SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile said Friday that tests show swine flu has jumped to birds, opening a new chapter in the global epidemic.
RIO DE JANEIRO — The daughter of overthrown Chilean President Salvador Allende requested via Twitter on Tuesday that Brazil open any secret archives that could shed light on any role it played in the 1973 coup that killed her father.
WASHINGTON — Two years before the coup that toppled the leftist leader of Chile, President Richard Nixon and Brazilian President Emilio Medici discussed coordinated intervention in that nation and Cuba, according to a newly declassified document.
SANTIAGO, Chile — Dozens of Indian communities agreed to form the Mapuche Territorial Alliance to fight for political autonomy, a leader said Saturday after several days of violence over land seizures in southern Chile.
SANTIAGO, Chile — Mapuche Indians vowed Thursday to keep seizing land in southern Chile despite the death of an activist who resisted an eviction by riot police.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras’ interim president appeared to reverse course Thursday and reject any official visit by the head of the Organization of American States, days after his government said OAS chief Jose Miguel Insulza could come as an observer with a diplomatic delegation.