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Visa-free travel between Vietnam and Chile
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Visa-free travel between Vietnam and Chile

Starting from August 11, Vietnamese and Chilean holders of ordinary passports will not need to apply for visa when traveling between the two countries following an agreement signed between the two

Chile calls for Asia-Pacific integration
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Chile calls for Asia-Pacific integration

Vietnamnet - Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs Heraldo Munoz said he will push for Asia-Pacific integration, free trade and anti-protectionism at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) meeting in

Chile: Bachelet denies receiving campaign financing from OAS
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Chile: Bachelet denies receiving campaign financing from OAS

Yahoo News SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday denied reports she received financial support for her 2013 campaign from a construction conglomerate that is

More than 100 fast-spreading wildfires rage in Chile
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More than 100 fast-spreading wildfires rage in Chile

Yahoo News CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Flames from more than 100 raging wildfires in Chile continue to spread quickly from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean, destroying forests, livestock and whole

Residents flee as Chile's worst wildfires destroy town
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Residents flee as Chile's worst wildfires destroy town

Yahoo News SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials say that the town of Santa Olga has been consumed in the flames of the country's worst wildfires, but its 6,000 residents escaped unharmed.

Six people killed by Chile wildfires
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Six people killed by Chile wildfires

Yahoo News Six people -- among them four firefighters and two police -- have now been killed battling vast forest fires in central Chile, officials said. "I can now say officially that there are two

Wildfires in Chile destroy homes, livestock, livelihoods
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Wildfires in Chile destroy homes, livestock, livelihoods

Yahoo News PUMANQUE, Chile (AP) — Lambs suffered broken legs trying to escape the blaze that tore across Tarcila Becerra's land. Today there's nothing on the blackened soil left for the few chickens

Chile city in state of emergency over wildfires
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Chile city in state of emergency over wildfires

Yahoo News Chile on Saturday declared a local state of emergency over wildfires plaguing the landmark tourist-draw city of Valparaiso. The hilly Pacific city, part of which is a UNESCO World Heritage

Chile: 160 female inmates evacuated over raging wildfire
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Chile: 160 female inmates evacuated over raging wildfire

Yahoo News SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean authorities have evacuated about 160 female inmates from a prison in Valparaiso after wind carried in sparks from a nearby wildfire.

Chile's government works to re-establish connectivity in quake-affected zone
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Chile's government works to re-establish connectivity in quake-affected zone

By Gram Slattery SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's government set to work on Monday repairing roads and restoring electricity to southern regions affected by a major earthquake that struck on Christmas

Major quake jolts Chile tourist region on Christmas Day
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Major quake jolts Chile tourist region on Christmas Day

By Felipe Iturrieta and Antonio De la Jara SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or

Powerful earthquake shakes Chile, no deaths reported
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Powerful earthquake shakes Chile, no deaths reported

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths and only minor known damage.

Major magnitude 7.6 quake strikes Chile, tsunami warning lifted
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Major magnitude 7.6 quake strikes Chile, tsunami warning lifted

By Felipe Iturrieta and Antonio De la Jara SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas in a region known for

Chile orders coast evacuations after strong quake
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Chile orders coast evacuations after strong quake

Thousands of people were evacuated from coastal areas in southern Chile on Sunday following a powerful Christmas Day earthquake that initially triggered a tsunami alert, later eased by officials. The

Chile billionaire, congressman face off in slander trial
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Chile billionaire, congressman face off in slander trial

Chilean billionaire Andronico Luksic testified on the first day of a colorful, at times explicit slander trial on Monday, seeking damages from a congressman who called him a "son of a bitch" and "the

Pinochet shadow looms over Chile 10 years after death
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Pinochet shadow looms over Chile 10 years after death

Chile marks the 10th anniversary on Saturday of the death of late dictator Augusto Pinochet, who has gradually become a national pariah even as his legacy continues to dominate the country. Pinochet,

US yoga instructor kills 2 burglars in self-defense in Chile
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US yoga instructor kills 2 burglars in self-defense in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A yoga instructor from Texas shot and killed two men who invaded her home on the outskirts of the Chilean capital, authorities said on Friday.

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits western Argentina, close to Chile: USGS
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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits western Argentina, close to Chile: USGS

A magnitude 6.4 quake on Sunday hit western Argentina, northeast of Santiago, the capital of neighboring Chile, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake's epicenter was 16 miles (25.75 km)

Messi lifts Argentina and Sanchez saves Chile in qualifiers
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Messi lifts Argentina and Sanchez saves Chile in qualifiers

SAO PAULO (AP) — The return of Lionel Messi to an under-pressure Argentina team has finally paid off.

Fiery protests against Chile's private pension funds
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Fiery protests against Chile's private pension funds

Chilean police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest Friday against the country's privatized pension system, which opponents say is leaving many retirees in poverty. Protesters set

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes central Chile; no damage, injuries reported
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Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes central Chile; no damage, injuries reported

A 6.4-magnitude quake rattled central Chile on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital, but authorities said there were no immediate injuries or damage to infrastructure or mines reported. Chile's

Strong quake shakes Chile; no reports of damage
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Strong quake shakes Chile; no reports of damage

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled buildings in Chile's capital and other regions of the country on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury and authorities

Girl's death uncovers crisis in care of children in Chile
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Girl's death uncovers crisis in care of children in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Lissette died under the care of the Chilean state, suffocating in her own vomit while a caretaker allegedly sat on her back while trying to contain the 11-year-old during what

Daughter of slain Chile leader says won't run for president
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Daughter of slain Chile leader says won't run for president

Isabel Allende, daughter of Chile's martyred leader Salvador Allende, said she has decided not to stand for her nation's presidency, just weeks after announcing she was mulling a run. "After deep

Chile's right wins big in local elections as political tides shift
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Chile's right wins big in local elections as political tides shift

By Gram Slattery SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's right snatched dozens of mayoralties on Sunday from the governing center-left coalition, in a boost to former leader Sebastian Pinera, the front-runner