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Stories with place: Chile
  • Hoffenheim signs Chile forward Eduardo Vargas from Napoli 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 12:42 pm

    SINSHEIM, Germany - Hoffenheim has signed Chile forward Eduardo Vargas from Napoli to compensate for the departure of Roberto Firmino to Liverpool.

  • Colorado's Pueblo chiles take on Hatch chiles of New Mexico 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 7:19 pm

    DENVER - Colorado's Pueblo chiles are taking on the venerable Hatch chiles of New Mexico.

  • New Mexico green chile growers want new guest worker program 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 2:52 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Ed Ogaz and his family have farmed for decades in New Mexico's famed Hatch Valley - an area known internationally for its green chiles. But in recent years, Ogaz has watched helplessly as the spice staple has seen a decline due to drought, increased competition and a lack of chile pickers.

  • Chile top court OK's probation in 1985 killings of 3 men 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 10:59 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile's Supreme Court on Wednesday ratified a decision to grant probation to a former police officer imprisoned for the 1985 killings of three Communist activists who had their throats slit during the country's military dictatorship.

  • Mapuche indigenous culture thrives in Chile and abroad story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 12:17 am

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile's modern capital is a straw hut that's a sign of growing respect for the Andean country's long-disdained indigenous past.

  • 1st trial wrapped up for green chile harvesting machine 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 5:07 am

    LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Inventors and investors recently came to southern New Mexico to try to do what many farmers believe can't be done: Mechanically harvest the green chile crop.

  • Reviled and feared former Chilean spy chief dies at age 86 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 11:05 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86.

  • Q&A: A look at the science on Hawaii's Mauna Kea story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 5:27 pm

    HONOLULU - Atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, where some Native Hawaiians have been peacefully protesting the construction of what would be one of the world's largest telescopes, astronomers have spent the past 40 years observing our universe and helping make some of the most significant discoveries in their field.

  • Hollywood movie about trapped miners released in Chile story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 5:50 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Chileans got the first chance Thursday to see Hollywood's movie about the 33 miners who captured the world's attention by surviving trapped deep underground longer than anyone before.

  • Argentina leader defends Cabinet chief accused in crime 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 6:59 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's president defended her Cabinet chief Wednesday against a media report that implicated him as the mastermind in the killing of three men allegedly connected to an ephedrine trafficking ring.

  • Chile poll: Bachelet's approval rating at new low 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:21 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - The approval rating of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is at its lowest level since she returned to the office last year, a poll said Monday.

  • Report: Pinochet covered up burning death of US resident story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 5:16 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - U.S. documents published Friday indicate Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet covered up the military's role in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident during a 1986 protest, a case that drew worldwide condemnation and strained the regime's relationship with Washington.