Chile tops Argentina in Copa America final

Jul 5, 2015

Chile tops Argentina in Copa America final

The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America ...

Jun 30, 2015

Chile reaches Copa America final

Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the host’s hopes of winning the South American tournament for the first time. Vargas scored the winner with ...

Smog-shrouded Santiago faces first pollution emergency in 16 years

Jun 22, 2015

Smog-shrouded Santiago faces first pollution emergency in 16 years

Dangerously high pollution levels have Chile’s capital on the brink of issuing an environmental emergency, the first such time the measure is to be implemented in 16 years. “Tomorrow Environmental Emergency” Santiago regional Gov. Claudio Orrego tweeted Sunday, after three days at pre-emergency levels. ...

Neymar hit with ban

Jun 20, 2015

Neymar hit with ban

Brazil superstar Neymar was dramatically thrown out of the Copa America on Friday as Chile shrugged off the drunken-driving controversy surrounding Arturo Vidal to power into the quarterfinals. Neymar’s participation in the South American showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing ...

May 1, 2015

Chile's Calbuco volcano sends out new blasts of ash

The Calbuco volcano erupted again Thursday, sending dark bursts of ash and hot rock billowing 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) into the air and prompting Chilean officials to order a new evacuation of nearby residents. Thick clouds boiled out of 6,500-foot (2,000-meter) cone, bringing the ...

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again with new cloud of ash

May 1, 2015

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts again with new cloud of ash

Chilean volcano Calbuco erupted for the third time in eight days on Thursday, sending a new cloud of ash and gas high into the sky, although officials said the latest eruption was less powerful than those of last week. Calbuco spewed more than 200 ...

Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast

Apr 26, 2015

Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast

Authorities downgraded the likelihood of a major eruption at the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and the ash clouds it already ejected caused cancelations of more airline flights. Rodrigo Alvarez, head of the National Mining and Geology Service, told TVN television ...

Chile volcano's ash cloud leads to flight cancellations

Apr 24, 2015

Chile volcano's ash cloud leads to flight cancellations

An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash. The volcano, which last had ...

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts; nearby town evacuated

Apr 23, 2015

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts; nearby town evacuated

The Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than 42 years, billowing a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the 1,500 inhabitants of the nearby town of Ensenada, along with ...

Villarrica volcano: Chile's hottest tourist spot

Apr 11, 2015

Villarrica volcano: Chile's hottest tourist spot

by Dave Bryan

The first thing you notice when getting off the bus in Pucon in Chile’s Lake District is the smell of smoke from the wood-burning stoves that are ubiquitous around town. The next thing you notice is the volcano. Located in Chile’s Lake District in ...