Pope Francis defrocks 2 Chilean bishops after sexual abuse claims

The pontiff has expelled two Chilean bishops from the priesthood after they were accused of sexual abuse involving minors, the Vatican confirmed. The case concerns Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus, archbishop emeritus from the city of La Serena, and Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez, bishop emeritus from Iquique. Defrocking, the harshest punishment the Pope can inflict on […]

In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium fuels a water war

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Green,Electric,Hybrid Third of the world’s supply of lithium is in a salt-flats aquifer there Continue reading In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium fuels a water war In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium fuels a water war originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 […]

This Delicious Chilean Sandwich Really Shouldn't Work

Before heading to Chile, Carménère wine, alcoholic ice cream floats and Chilean riffs on disco fries were high on my must-stuff-in-my-face agenda. However, sampling the famed chacarero sandwich from Santiago’s most well-known fuente de soda (the Chilean cousin of a greasy spoon) topped my list. Composed of ingredients so thinly sliced they rival its skinny […]

US families illegally adopted 100s of Chilean children during Pinochet dictatorship

A bombshell report by the Chilean judiciary has revealed that hundreds of children illegally adopted by foreigners during the Pinochet dictatorship were sent to the US. A judge overseeing the probe called it “kidnapping.” Judge Mario Carroza’s report, released Sunday, followed a probe into 579 adoptions between 1950 and 2001, 488 of those during the […]

Pope Francis says he’s on ‘waiting list’ for sainthood as Chilean sex abuse survivor testifies in NY

Pope Francis admitted Saturday that he can sometimes struggle with modern technology while joking that both he and his predecessor are on the “waiting list” for sainthood. “I don’t know how to use online networks and that kind of thing, not even mobile phones, I don’t have one,” the 81-year-old pontiff told his audience in […]

3 people killed, 15 missing after mudslide hits Chilean village

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 23:36 Two local women and a male tourist have died after a mudslide hit the small southern Chilean town of Villa Santa Lucia, located near the Corcovado National Park, renowned for its volcanoes, on Saturday. Three people were injured in the incident and airlifted to a hospital. The death toll, […]

Rare snowstorm batters Chilean capital, leaves one dead & 337k homes without power (PHOTOS)

Published time: 16 Jul, 2017 07:06 At least one person is dead and about 337,000 households were left without power as rare snowfall hit the Chilean capital, Santiago. The unusual weather saw temperatures dropping below zero, said to be the lowest in almost a decade. The one fatality was a worker who was clearing ice, […]

Meet the Chilean cop sent to Confed Cup to make sure La Roja fans behave themselves

As one of two Chilean policemen sent to look after the South American fans, Alejandro Montero Zuniga sometimes feels like he is responsible for the image of the whole nation, but so far has nothing but pride, ahead of their team’s Confederations Cup semi-finals. “No incidents have occurred so far, the Chilean fans are being […]