World's smallest deer makes debut at Saitama zoo

Dec 5, 2016

World's smallest deer makes debut at Saitama zoo

Four pudus, the world’s smallest species of deer, made their debut Sunday at Saitama Children’s Zoo in a first for Japan. The pudu, a native of southern Chile and parts of Argentina, is about 80 cm in length and weighs only 9 kg. Although ...

Nov 21, 2016

Damage minimal after strong quake hits near Argentina, Chile border

A strong quake hit western Argentina, shaking buildings as far away as Santiago, the capital of neighboring Chile, though there were no preliminary reports of damage to people, infrastructure or basic services. Chile’s navy ruled out a tsunami after the quake, which the U.S. ...

Chile seeks help to protect world's oldest mummies

Oct 28, 2016

Chile seeks help to protect world's oldest mummies

Chilean researchers are seeking conservation aid to protect a collection of mummified human remains found in northern Chile, the oldest mummies discovered in the world to date. The nearly 300 “Chinchorro” mummies, which have been recovered in recent years from the dry coastal area ...

Sep 14, 2016

Ad thanking Chile's military during dictatorship causes stir

A two-page newspaper advertisement in Chile commemorating members of the armed forces killed during the military dictatorship from 1973 to 1990 is causing a stir in a country still divided by its history. During the dictatorship, which began on Sept. 11, 1973, when military ...

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 ...