Kon-Tiki raft crews rescued off Chile

Mar 18, 2016

Kon-Tiki raft crews rescued off Chile

Fourteen crew members aboard two balsa rafts were rescued Thursday after the vessels were swept up in strong currents hundreds of kilometers off Chile’s coast. The Kon-Tiki 1 and 2 rafts set sail in early January from Chile’s Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean ...

Feb 10, 2016

M6.4 temblor strikes off Chilean coast, USGS reports

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, centered 61 miles (98 km) southwest of Coquimbo, an area often shaken by earthquakes, was 20.5 miles (33 km) below the seabed. It struck at ...

Chile overtook France as top wine exporter to Japan in 2015

Jan 28, 2016

Chile overtook France as top wine exporter to Japan in 2015

Chile has supplanted longtime No. 1 France as the top exporter of wine to Japan in 2015, Finance Ministry data shows. Imports of Chilean wine jumped 18.1 percent from the previous year to 51.59 million liters, while those of French wine fell 2.8 percent ...

Over 300 whales wash up dead in Patagonia inlet

Dec 2, 2015

Over 300 whales wash up dead in Patagonia inlet

More than 300 whales have been found washed up in a remote inlet in Patagonia in southern Chile in one of the largest die-offs on record, researchers said Tuesday. “It was an apocalyptic sight. I’d never seen anything like it,” said one of the ...

Nov 19, 2015

Chile soccer federation chief quits

The president of Chile’s soccer federation has officially resigned after he refused to answer questions over his possible links to the corruption scandal at world soccer governing body FIFA, the federation said on Wednesday. Flanked by police officers and under the flashes of cameras, ...

Nov 5, 2015

Japan, five TPP partners agree to review terms after seven years

Japan has agreed with five of the 12 nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative to launch talks, if requested, on their terms of agreement seven years after the pact’s ratification, sources said Wednesday. The draft of the broadly agreed free trade ...