Apr 13, 2014 — In Chile, a large fire has reportedly killed at least 11 people and destroyed 500 homes. Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate areas near the port city of Valparaiso.
Apr 1, 2014 — The United States Geological Survey says the quake measured 8.2. Chile ordered an evacuation of its coastal areas.
Dec 16, 2013 — Michelle Bachelet defeated her conservative rival Sunday with 62 percent of the vote. The center-left candidate was previously president from 2006-10. Although extremely popular when she left office, Bachelet was constitutionally barred from seeking a second consecutive term.
Oct 4, 2013 — New Mexico's 27 dishes as well as a 100-meter antenna in West Virginia are among the National Science Foundation-funded telescopes that are being pointed upright into the "stow" position, preventing astronomers from continuing their work.
Apr 24, 2013 — The landlocked nation wants to reclaim access to the Pacific that it lost in a 19th century war. But it's unclear if Chile will submit to the International Court of Justice and engage in the process.
Jun 21, 2011 — The ash has traveled across the Atlantic and Indian oceans twice now. A third circle would be unprecedented.
Jun 8, 2011 — Eruptions from the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range in Chile have sent ash billowing over neighboring Argentina. That's forced airlines to cancel flights.
Jun 7, 2011 — The photos and videos of what's happening above the volcano range in southern Chile reflect Mother Nature at her showiest. About 3,500 people have been evacuated from the area. And some flights are being grounded in the region.
Jun 3, 2011 — While the Nobel laureate's family says he died of prostate cancer, his driver has recently claimed Neruda was poisoned — possibly under orders from Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
Mar 18, 2011 — Watch a beautiful time-lapse video of the heavens by ESO Photo Ambassador Jose Francisco Salgado. The images were taken last June at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).