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Stories with place: Santiago
  • 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.

  • 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.