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Chile envisions integrated Latin American power grid


January 14th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) President Sebastian Pinera said his government's efforts to promote a more transparent and competitive electricity market will make it possible for Chile to connect its power ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated in Chile forest fire


January 3rd, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Jan 3 (IANS) About 500 people were evacuated after a massive forest fire broke out in a preserve in Chile, Xinhua reported.The blaze broke out Monday in the Torres ... Read more...

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14 miners who survived Chile’s 2010 accident seek retirement


July 4th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, July 4 (IANS/EFE) Fourteen of the 33 miners who last year were trapped for 70 days in a mine in northern Chile have requested that the government allow them ... Read more...

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Czech Prez’s pocketing pen act is YouTube hit!


April 13th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): A clip showing Czech President Vaclav Klaus apparently pocketing a ceremonial pen during his Chile visit has become an Internet sensation.It shows Klaus quietly slipping the pen ... Read more...

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Gaddafi needs to go: Obama


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi "needs to go", but asserted that the ongoing international air raids in support of ... Read more...

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Chilean miners accuse President Pinera of failing to keep ‘medical care deal’


January 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Chilean miners, who earned international recognition after surfacing from a gold and copper mine after two months, have reportedly accused the country's President, Sebastian Pinera, of failing to ... Read more...

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Chile government to sell stakes in water utilities


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Chile Wednesday announced plans to divest its minority stakes in four water utilities, saying it expects to raise some $1.6 billion from the sales.The government is looking to ... Read more...

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Chilean prisoners living in subhuman conditions: Minister


December 14th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Justice Minister Felipe Bulnes acknowledged Monday that due to the overcrowding in Chile's jails, prisoners are living "in subhuman conditions".Overcrowding in penitentiaries has been named as one reason ... Read more...

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Chile firm to sell mine from which 33 men rescued to avoid bankruptcy


November 26th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26(ANI): The San Esteban Mining Company, which owns the Chile mine from which 33 men were rescued in October, has agreed to sell its assets to avoid bankruptcy, a Chilean ... Read more...

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Ex-Argentina President Nestor Kirchner Passes Away At 60


October 28th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Argentina citizens were in a "state of shock" when it was confirmed that the former President of the country, Nestor Kirchner passed away after suffering ... Read more...

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Chile Miners Play Against Rescuers In Friendly Football Match


October 26th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Santiago, Oct 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 33 miners who were trapped in an underground mine in Chile received a heroes' welcome at the presidential palace by President Sebastian Pinera in ... Read more...

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UK gives Chilean president 33 bottles of London ale for rescued miners


October 19th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 19 (ANI): When Chilean President Sebastian Pinera arrived at 10 Downing Street here yesterday, waiting for him were 33 bottles of beer.The London Pride ale was not intended ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh felicitates Chilean President over rescue of trapped miners


October 15th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has written a letter to Chilean President Sebastian Pinera Echenique and conveyed his warm felicitations on the 'splendid and successful ... Read more...

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Chilean Prez promises Palace to miners if they win football match against rescuers!


October 15th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
San Jose (Chile), Oct 15(ANI): Chile's 33 rescued miners will form a football team to play a match against officials who helped extract them to safety on October 25, Chilean President Sebastian ... Read more...

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Five minutes to midnight: Chile shows the way (Comment)


October 15th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
By Nupur Basu In the last two decades when the world has been plagued by terrorism, violence, war, poverty, disease and natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes, the pictures of the amazing operation ... Read more...

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Chilean Miners Emerge Wearing Oakley Sunglasses


October 14th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez, Oct 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 33 Chilean miners who had been trapped for 69 days after a cave in, have been successfully rescued. They came out from the dark wearing ... Read more...

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Chilean President Congratulates Rescued Miners, Vows To Enhance Mine Safety


October 14th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri 14 Oct, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Now that the trapped miners in Chile have been set free the attention of the media is now turning to the long term effect of the ... Read more...

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Last trapped Chilean miner pulled out, rescue completed


October 14th, 2010 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
San Jose (Chile), Oct 14 (IANS) The last of the 33 trapped Chilean miners, 54-year-old Luis Urzua, the shift foreman, was rescued Wednesday after having stayed 700 metres underground for more than ... Read more...

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Sebastian Pinera, Chilean President Attends Rescue Mission


October 14th, 2010 - 1:51 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sebastian Pinera the President of Chile has dubbed the rescue operation to bring back the 33 ill fated miners from the depth of the accident struck ... Read more...

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Chilean Miners Making It To Safety One By One


October 13th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Oct 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has been a really long wait for the families of the trapped Chilean miners who had been praying all these days for the recovery of ... Read more...

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Bolivian miner trapped in Chile to get new job


October 10th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), Oct 10 (IANS/EFE) A Bolivian miner trapped along with 32 Chileans in a mine in Chile for the past 64 days has been promised a new job by Bolivian ... Read more...

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Chilean president chats with trapped miners


September 21st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera visited the mine in which 33 people have been trapped since Aug 5 and sent a message of hope in a video chat, amid ... Read more...

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Trapped Chilean miners celebrate bicentennial


September 19th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago de Chile, Sep 19 (DPA) They've been sealed underground for more than a month, connected only by a thin tube that carries water, food and entertainment to their survival cave 700 ... Read more...

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Chile officials prepare Plan B to rescue trapped miners


August 30th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Chilean officials are reportedly planning to approve a faster Plan B drilling to rescue 33 miner workers that could see the men freed within weeks as fears grew ... Read more...

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Trapped Chilean miners may be too fat to fit through escape hole by Xmas


August 26th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.26 (ANI): Chilean authorities have expressed fears that the 33 miners trapped underground in the San Jose mine in Copiapo might get too fat to fit through a 26-inch diameter escape ... Read more...

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Chilean President sells TV channel to Time Warner


August 25th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Aug 25 (DPA) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera sold his television channel, Chilevision, to Time Warner for around $160 million, the US media giant said Wednesday. The sale, which had long been demanded ... Read more...

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Chilean rescuers reinforce lifeline to send food to trapped miners


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by BNO News
COPIAPO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) – The 33 Chilean miners trapped in the San Jose mine are still alive after being trapped for 18 days, and food and water will be provided to ... Read more...

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Miracle in Chile: Pres. Sebastian Pinera Reveals 33 Missing, Safe in Miner’s Shelter


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) With a total wave of euphoria, the President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, showed off a message which had been received from the thirty three miners which have been ... Read more...

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Chilean President Sebastian Pinera says that 33 miners are still alive in the shelter


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Santiago, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Chilean President gave the whole country a nice surprise when he said on Sunday that the trapped miners had sent a note through a borehole to ... Read more...

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33 trapped Chilean miners still alive after 17 days


August 23rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.23 (ANI): Families of 33 trapped miners have heaved a sigh of relief on hearing news that they are still alive in a mine in Copiapo, Chile, even after 17 ... Read more...

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Peruvian poet wins Chile’s Neruda Prize


June 9th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, June 9 (IANS/EFE) Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros has been named the winner of the 2010 Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize. The Chilean government confers the prize in honour of the country's late ... Read more...

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400,000 students back to school in Chile


April 5th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, April 5 (IANS/EFE) More than 400,000 students will resume classes Monday in schools across Chile after a devastating earthquake destroyed large areas of the central and southern regions of the country, ... Read more...

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Chile will take years to recover from quake impact: president


March 13th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 13 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said the Feb 27 earthquake and the following tsunami had cost the nation tens of billions of dollars and left an impact that ... Read more...

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Chile tells China to make use of free trade deal


March 13th, 2010 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 12 (IANS) Chile has called on China to make full use of a free trade deal that helped it become the country's top trading partner, Xinhua reported. "Our free trade agreement ... Read more...

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Chile quake damage estimated at $30 bn


March 13th, 2010 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, March 13 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said property worth $30 billion damaged in the 8.8-magnitude quake in the country last month, Xinhua reported. "The property losses caused by the earthquake ... Read more...

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