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Past peak? Chile raises hopes vaccines, lockdowns are turning tide against COVID-19

Apr 15 2021

SANTIAGO Chile's health authorities said on Thursday they believed a dip in the record case numbers the Andean nation has seen over the past week represents a "stabilization" of a second COVID-19 wave thanks to strict lockdowns and a rapid vaccination program that has fully innoculated a third of the population.

Children of Incan nobles found entombed in Peru after 500 years

Jan 21 2021

LIMA Tombs containing the remains of two children thought to have belonged to the Incan societal elite have been discovered by a group of experts in northern Peru in the boundaries of a 500-year-old archaeological site, the leader of the team that carried out the excavations said on Thursday.

On anniversary of protests, Chileans brace for fresh demonstrations and violence

Oct 16 2020

SANTIAGO The one-year anniversary of the protests and riots that rocked Chile in 2019, leaving more than 30 dead, brings mixed emotions to demonstrator Diego Leppez, who lost his eye when a tear gas bomb exploded by his side.

Chilean miner trapped underground a decade ago recalls the day he saw the light

Oct 13 2020

SANTIAGO The spectacular rescue a decade ago of 33 miners trapped for two months underground in Chile´s far-flung Atacama desert made headlines around the world.

Peru police seize 11 tonnes of mutilated shark meat

Sep 25 2020

LIMA Peruvian police have seized a shipment of about 11 tonnes of mutilated sharks in the country's north, mainly of protected hammerhead sharks whose fins are highly valued and seen as a delicacy in Asian markets.

Peru police seize 11 tonnes of mutilated shark meat

Sep 25 2020

LIMA, Sept 25 Peruvian police have seized a shipment of about 11 tonnes of mutilated sharks in the country's north, mainly of protected hammerhead sharks whose fins are highly valued and seen as a delicacy in Asian markets.

Chile's capital becomes hot spot for cougar sightings

Sep 23 2020

SANTIAGO A cougar cub was captured in a posh Santiago neighborhood near the foothills of the Andes mountains, National Zoo officials said, the latest in a rash of recent wild cat sightings in the Chilean capital.

Chilean scientists rediscover 'ghost' frog in far-flung desert hot spring

Sep 23 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean scientists have rediscovered a species of frog last seen more than 80 years ago, prompting new calls for the conservation of its habitat in the far-flung Chilean desert.

Wanted: Animal Godparents for Chilean Zoo in 'Bleak' Year

Sep 14 2020

SANTIAGO Oliver the rhinoceros, King Julien the lemur, Chilly Willy the penguin and their friends are urgently seeking sponsors for their bed and board in a Chilean zoo as visitors have dwindled to zero with the arrival of coronavirus.

On billboards, farewells to Peru's COVID-19 victims writ large

Aug 25 2020

LIMA Peruvians unable to personally bid farewell to loved ones who have died during the novel coronavirus pandemic have seized on the offer of billboard space to say their final adieus writ large.

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