Chile repeats as Copa America champion

Jun 27, 2016

Chile repeats as Copa America champion

La Roja edges Argentina in penalty shootoutLionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina’s national team. Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, Francisco Silva converted Chile’s shootout finale and La Roja won their second straight Copa America title by beating Argentina ...

Waves of dead sea creatures hit Chile beaches

Jun 11, 2016

Waves of dead sea creatures hit Chile beaches

Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino weather phenomenon have clogged Chile’s Pacific beaches in recent months. Last year, scientists were shocked when more than 300 whales turned up dead on remote bays of the southern coast, the first ...

Argentina edges Chile in rematch of Copa America final

Jun 7, 2016

Argentina edges Chile in rematch of Copa America final

On the day his grandmother died back home, Angel Di Maria’s mother asked him to stay with his team, stay focused, and represent his country well in Copa America. Di Maria scored in the 51st minute off a pass from Ever Banega, then later ...

May 22, 2016

Chile zoo kills lions to protect suicidal man in their cage

A zoo in Chile was forced to kill two lions on Saturday to protect a suicidal man who had entered their cage in front of aghast visitors. Security protocols kicked in immediately when staffers saw the man climb down with a rope into the ...

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 ...