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’s Children Zoo in a first for Japan. The pudus, native to southern Chile and parts of Argentina, is about 80 cm in length and weighs only 9 kg. Although the ...

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. ...

As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

Nov 19, 2016

As Trump talks wall, China builds bridges to Latin America

An expected U.S. economic retreat from Latin America under Donald Trump is causing the region’s leaders to look halfway around the world to China for help weathering the possible financial headwinds. They will have the perfect opportunity to make their appeal this week when ...

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 ...

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 ...