Chileans rehearse evacuation as southern volcano rumbles and spits fire

World Sep 12, 2019

Chileans rehearse evacuation as southern volcano rumbles and spits fire

Chilean authorities in the country's south have begun rehearsing evacuation plans amid concern an active volcano could potentially erupt within "days or weeks." Volcano Villarrica, near the popular tourist resort of Pucon around 750 km (460 miles) south of the capital Santiago, was upgraded to ...

Miner CAP says oil spill on remote Chilean island contained

Business Jul 29, 2019

Miner CAP says oil spill on remote Chilean island contained

An oil spill under investigation by the Chilean navy on the far southern coast of Patagonia was contained, mining company CAP SA said on Sunday. The 40,000-liter diesel oil spill occurred on Saturday at its onshore terminal on Guarello Island, about 150 miles (240 km) ...

Copper market's arsenic problem is back

Business Jul 26, 2019

Copper market's arsenic problem is back

Glencore PLC has opened a new blending plant in Taiwan to prepare potentially hazardous copper ores for smelting amid a surge in high-arsenic material hitting the market, according to people familiar with the matter. Blending became big business for metals traders including Glencore and Trafigura ...

Walmart workers strike over retailer's robot push in Chile

Business Jul 11, 2019

Walmart workers strike over retailer's robot push in Chile

Walmart Inc. is facing a strike by thousands of workers in South America amid the retail giant's push to increase automation at its physical stores. About 17,000 Walmart workers in Chile went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday after labor talks between the company and ...

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

World Jun 30, 2019

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

Israeli police said Sunday they had detained and were questioning the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, while a source close to the official said he was arrested in his home. Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hadami was detained and was being questioned for "activities ...

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

World Jun 27, 2019

Venezuela says it foiled 'coup' plot involving U.S., Colombia and Chile

Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the ...

Chile begins Copa America title defense with rout of Japan

Soccer Jun 18, 2019

Chile begins Copa America title defense with rout of Japan

Two-time defending champion Chile opened its Copa America campaign with a 4-0 win over Japan on Monday, with Eduardo Vargas scoring a pair of goals to become Chile's all-time leading scorer in the South American competition. Erick Pulgar and Alexis Sanchez also scored for the ...