A new giant telescope aims to answer the question: Is there anybody out there?
In the remote Chilean desert, the telescope is expected to provide the sharpest and farthest views of outer space ever.
El Niño covers arid Atacama desert in flowers
Here's a softer side to the disruptive weather phenomenon: An enormous blanket of colorful flowers has carpeted Chile's Atacama desert, the most arid in the world.
Photos of Chile's powerful 8.3 earthquake
The powerful quake off Chile's coast killed at least eight people and triggered large waves, forcing a million to evacuate.
Chileans pick through debris after powerful quake; 11 dead
US-CHILE-QUAKE:Chileans pick through debris after powerful quake; 11 dead
A soccer player apparently shoved a finger in an opponent's anus at Copa America
Players and coaches are flipping out after Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara's butt jab.
Chile's air is so polluted that Copa America fans are being told not to barbecue
Chilean authorities are telling soccer fans that if they really love the game, they need to stop the tailgate parties and game-time traffic jams.
Now the Chilean host cities of soccer's Copa America have a pollution emergency
A dark cloud is hanging over Santiago and Temuco, and we don't mean FIFA bribery scandals.
The Andean condor is in trouble. The reasons are known, and preventable
Estimates vary, but the only thing for sure is there are fewer and fewer of the giant scavengers than there used to be.
Chile's journalists union kicked out a powerful media mogul over CIA propaganda cash
Declassified US files say the CIA paid loads of money to top Chilean newspapers to 'set the stage for the military coup.'
Chile's Calbuco volcano eruption is absolutely spectacular (PHOTOS)
At times it looks like the heavens opening up, at others, like raging volcanic lightning hell.
Behold: Latin America’s first legal medical marijuana crop
Nope — it's not in Uruguay. It's actually growing in Chile, which aims to harvest enough pot to make cannabis oil for 200 cancer patients.
Death toll from massive flood in Chile rises to 23
Another 57 are still missing.
Vatican defends Chilean bishop accused of hiding abuse
Critics still aren't happy with the pope.
Pope appoints Chilean bishop accused of child sex cover-up
The controversial move leaves a huge question mark hanging over Francis’s 'zero tolerance' policy of abuser priests, critics say.
This Chilean woman is under house arrest after her doctor reported her for suspected abortion
Chile is one of a handful of countries — mostly in Latin America — that prohibit abortion under all circumstances, even to save a mother's life.
Man burned alive in latest Chile bombing
It was the latest in a series of explosions in the South American country's usually safe capital, which the president is calling 'isolated terrorist acts.'
Bomb blast in Chile injures 8 — government blames 'terrorists'
No group has claimed responsibility yet.
This housewife may be Latin America's first legally prescribed marijuana patient
Chile’s health authorities are giving Cecilia Heyder special permission to use cannabis-derived drug Sativex to treat her cancer and lupus.
Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel
More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.
Latin America’s militaries are making a comeback
Bloody coups may now be practically unthinkable, but experts say the risks to democracy are real.
This chart shows which World Cup teams have been given the most red and yellow cards
Uruguay and Greece, what's the deal?
Yes, India. You shall go to the World Cup
That's the Homeless World Cup. Meet the coach, a runaway who slept in a tree trunk before being drafted to play abroad.
Watch how Chilean fans reacted when FIFA cut their national anthem short
This graphic shows which teams have the most fans at the World Cup
Turns out Americans like soccer way more than the world thinks.
Terrifying video shows an out-of-control elevator in Chile rising 31 floors in 15 seconds and crashing through a roof
Not afraid of elevators? You are now.
These ads will terrify you into cheering for Chile at the 2014 World Cup
Team Chile knows how to psych.
This artist claims to have stolen and burned $500 million in student loan documents
Art, stunt, or heroic act, a lot of students are hoping it works.
Chile is pushing ahead with a carbon tax, whether the US likes it or not
Chile has passed South America's first tax on CO2 emissions, but Washington's top diplomat in Santiago says US businesses should have a say.
Thousands of students take to the streets in Chile demanding education reform
They want Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to make good on her promises to provide better and free education.
Curious about the biggest trade deal in history? Sorry, it’s classified
Governments and big corporations can read the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but not you. Here are 6 ways it could change the world.
Here's what the 'worst fire in the history of Valparaiso' in Chile looked like
'We are in what remains an emergency situation,' Defense Minister Jorge Burgos said.