Chile http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27883/all en FEATURE-Europeans fill jobs void in Chile's thriving economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/feature-europeans-fill-jobs-void-chiles-thriving-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Economic boom draws migrant workers fleeing Europe's woes</p> <p>* Foreign professionals in demand from mining, industry</p> <p>* Troubled education system struggles to surmount skills gap</p> <p>* Immigration law reform aims to cut red tape, ease hiring</p> <p>By Anthony Esposito and Moises Avila</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/feature-europeans-fill-jobs-void-chiles-thriving-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chile Education Employment Human Interest Human migration Labor Law Politics Social Issues Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:30:53 +0000 5739307 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Chile court orders remains of poet Neruda exhumed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/urgent-chile-court-orders-remains-poet-neruda-exhumed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chilean judge has ordered the remains of famed poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda exhumed as part of an investigation into his death, the foundation that manages his literary legacy said Friday.</p> <p>The leftist poet, who died 12 days after the 1973 coup that ousted President Salvador Allende, was long believed to have died of cancer. But officials in recent years have been looking into the possibility he was murdered.</p> <p>msa/jk/dw</p> Chile Chilean people Pablo Neruda AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:30:29 +0000 5750538 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile court orders remains of poet Neruda exhumed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/chile-court-orders-remains-poet-neruda-exhumed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chilean judge has ordered the remains of famed poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda exhumed as part of an investigation into his death, the foundation that manages his literary legacy said Friday.</p> <p>The leftist poet, who died 12 days after the 1973 military coup that ousted socialist President Salvador Allende and brought Augusto Pinochet to power, was long believed to have died of cancer.</p> <p>But officials last year started looking into the possibility he was murdered by agents of the Pinochet regime, as claimed by Neruda's driver.</p> <p>No date for the exhumation has been set.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/chile-court-orders-remains-poet-neruda-exhumed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile Chilean people Pablo Neruda poet Presidents of Chile Social Issues AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:15:57 +0000 5750576 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile court orders remains of poet Neruda exhumed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/chile-court-orders-remains-poet-neruda-exhumed-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chilean judge has ordered the remains of poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda exhumed as part of an investigation into his death, the foundation that manages his literary legacy said Friday.</p> <p>The leftist poet, who died 12 days after the 1973 military coup that ousted the socialist president Salvador Allende and brought General Augusto Pinochet to power, was long believed to have died of prostate cancer.</p> <p>But officials in 2011 started looking into the possibility he was poisoned by agents of the Pinochet regime, as claimed by Neruda's driver.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/chile-court-orders-remains-poet-neruda-exhumed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile Chilean people Pablo Neruda Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:30:43 +0000 5750585 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile court orders remains of poet Neruda exhumed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/chile-court-orders-remains-poet-neruda-exhumed-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chilean judge has ordered the remains of poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda exhumed in a probe into whether he died of cancer as commonly believed or was killed by agents serving Augusto Pinochet.</p> <p>The exhumation was announced Friday by the foundation that manages his literary legacy.</p> <p>The leftist poet, who died 12 days after the 1973 military coup that ousted socialist president Salvador Allende and brought General Augusto Pinochet to power, was long believed to have died of prostate cancer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/chile-court-orders-remains-poet-neruda-exhumed-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile Chilean people Human Interest Pablo Neruda Politics Social Issues AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:00:35 +0000 5750750 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 15 dead in bus accident in Chile: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/at-least-15-dead-bus-accident-chile-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 15 people were killed and 19 others were injured in a bus accident in central Chile on Saturday, a local official said.</p> <p>The accident occurred near the town of Tome, in Biobio province, when a bus full of passengers fell into a ravine, said Luciano Parra, a spokesman for the Tome mayor's office.</p> <p>"The information that we have right now shows that, unfortunately, 15 people did not survive, and 19 others were injured," Parra told 24 Hours, a television news channel.</p> <p>"Seven of those injured are in critical condition at the regional hospital," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/at-least-15-dead-bus-accident-chile-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 12:45:04 +0000 5750947 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 15 dead in Chile bus accident: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/at-least-15-dead-chile-bus-accident-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 15 people were killed and 19 injured on Saturday when a bus carrying soccer fans plunged into a ravine in central Chile, a local official said.</p> <p>The accident occurred near the town of Tome, in Biobio province, at about 1:00 am (0400 GMT), said Luciano Parra, a spokesman for the Tome mayor's office.</p> <p>"The information that we have right now shows that, unfortunately, 15 people did not survive, and 19 others were injured," Parra told 24 Hours, a television news channel.</p> <p>"Seven of those injured are in critical condition at the regional hospital," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/at-least-15-dead-chile-bus-accident-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:01:11 +0000 5750983 at http://www.globalpost.com Decades after death, Chile's Neruda to be exhumed after accusation of murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/decades-after-death-chiles-neruda-be-exhumed-after-accusation-m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Poet's driver says he was poisoned first days of dictatorship</p> <p>* Neruda's body rests in coastal home beside third wife</p> <p>* Nobel laureate to be exhumed in early April, judge says</p> <p>SANTIAGO, March 4 (Reuters) - The body of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, dead nearly four decades, will be exhumed after his former driver declared the poet was poisoned under Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship, a judge said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/decades-after-death-chiles-neruda-be-exhumed-after-accusation-m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile Chilean people Human Interest Pablo Neruda Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:45:22 +0000 5773170 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile to exhume remains of Pablo Neruda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/chile-exhume-remains-pablo-neruda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Santiago, Mar 4 (EFE).- The remains of poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed next month by order of the judge investigating whether the Chilean Nobel laureate was murdered, an attorney involved in the case told Efe on Monday.</p> <p>Eduardo Contreras, who is representing the Communist Party in the case, said that it is expected that this week Judge Mario Carroza will set an exact date for the exhumation.</p> <p>Neruda died on Sept. 23, 1973, 12 days after Gen. Augusto Pinochet toppled Chile's Socialist government in a bloody coup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/chile-exhume-remains-pablo-neruda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile Chilean people Human Interest Pablo Neruda Politics Social Issues Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:45:58 +0000 5773221 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile court halts construction of massive electric plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/chile-court-halts-construction-massive-electric-plant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A court in Chile has halted the construction of a huge power plant being built by a Spanish company, after fishermen charged that the massive project would harm the environment and ruin their livelihood.</p> <p>The Punta Alcalde plant in northern Chile was being built by the Madrid-based company Endesa, Spain's leading electric utility.</p> <p>The fishermen said the project would despoil the Llanos de Calle National Park and the Humboldt Penguin national reserve, both considered among Chile's natural treasures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/chile-court-halts-construction-massive-electric-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chile Endesa Hospitality Law Politics Santiago AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:17:18 +0000 5774142 at http://www.globalpost.com Chile court halts huge power plant project http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/chile-court-halts-huge-power-plant-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A court in Chile has halted the construction of a huge power plant being built by a Spanish company, after fishermen charged it would harm the environment and ruin their livelihood.</p> <p>The $1.4 billion Punta Alcalde plant in northern Chile was being built by the Madrid-based company Endesa, Spain's leading electric utility.</p> <p>The fishermen said the project would despoil the Llanos de Calle National Park and the Humboldt Penguin national reserve, both considered among Chile's natural treasures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/chile-court-halts-huge-power-plant-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chile Endesa Energy Hospitality Law Politics AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:16:22 +0000 5774312 at http://www.globalpost.com Chilean poet Neruda to be exhumed April 8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/chilean-poet-neruda-be-exhumed-april-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The remains of Chilean Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda will be exhumed on April 8 to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned, a judicial source told AFP.</p> <p>The leftist, who died 12 days after the 1973 military coup that ousted socialist president Salvador Allende and brought General Augusto Pinochet to power, was long believed to have died of prostate cancer.</p> <p>But officials in 2011 started looking into the possibility he was poisoned by agents of the Pinochet regime, as claimed by Neruda's driver.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/chilean-poet-neruda-be-exhumed-april-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile Chilean people Pablo Neruda Politics Social Issues AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:45:29 +0000 5781936 at http://www.globalpost.com Bachelet to be nominated for April 13 presidential primaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130316/bachelet-be-nominated-april-13-presidential-primaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Santiago, Mar 16 (EFE).- Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who has announced she is stepping down as head of the U.N. women's agency and will return to her homeland, will be named a candidate in the opposition coalition's presidential primary scheduled for April 13.</p> <p>The announcement was made Saturday by Osvaldo Andrade, chairman of the main opposition Socialist Party, who also confirmed that the ex-president, the early favorite in the November presidential election, will arrive in Chile "before March 31."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130316/bachelet-be-nominated-april-13-presidential-primaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile Michelle Bachelet Politics Politics of Chile Social Issues Agencia EFE Sat, 16 Mar 2013 23:32:41 +0000 5785672 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions of stranded prawns blanket south Chile coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/millions-stranded-prawns-blanket-south-chile-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Millions of small prawns became stranded on a beach in southern Chile this week, carpeting a three-kilometer (two-mile) strand in red, local fishermen and police said.</p> <p>The fishermen in the Coronel area, some 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Santiago, began noticing something out of the ordinary at the beginning of the week.</p> <p>There were giant "red spots" appearing just off the shore, fishermen union president Juan Gutierrez told AFP.</p> <p>By Tuesday, the red mass had moved to land: "Millions of prawns were stranded on the beach," Gutierrez said, shocked.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/millions-stranded-prawns-blanket-south-chile-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chile AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:16:35 +0000 5790158 at http://www.globalpost.com Youths battle police in Chile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130329/youths-battle-police-chile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Santiago, Mar 29 (EFE).- Groups of youths in this capital and other Chilean cities battled with police early Friday on the annual Day of the Young Combatant, which commemorates the killing of two activists by the 1973-1990 Pinochet regime.</p> <p>Twenty-two people were arrested in Santiago and four others in the northern city of Iquique, while one police officer suffered injuries after he was pelted with rocks, authorities said.</p> <p>Disturbances began late Thursday in poor neighborhoods of the capital as masked youths raised barricades, burned vehicles and fired guns.</p> <div class="field field-type-text 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