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Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru

SANTIAGO, Chile - Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation's booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region's strongest and most stable economy but are increasingly the focus of political and social discontent. After an emotiona

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 17:07:38

Output at Chile's Escondida copper mine falls 7.8 pct in 2017

SANTIAGO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Output at BHP Billiton PLC's Escondida mine in Chile, the largest copper mine in the world, fell 7.8 percent in 2017 compared to the prior year due to a prolonged strike, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The decline to 903,000 tonnes came despite the start

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 23:34:00

Chile's Corfo, SQM strike deal in lithium dispute

SANTIAGO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Chilean development agency Corfo said on Wednesday that it had struck a deal with lithium company SQM, putting an end to a long-running dispute over royalties in Chile's Salar de Atacama, home to one of the world's richest lithium deposits. SQM and Corfo had been embroi

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 20:44:53

Defend culture but shun violence, pope tells Chile's indigenous Mapuche

TEMUCO, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged Chile's indigenous Mapuche people on Wednesday to shun violence, saying unity was the best weapon against "the deforestation of hope," as they struggle to defend their culture and reclaim ancestral lands. "Violence eventually turns a most just cause into

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 18:50:54

Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope's visit

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held rituals on a beach near Lima to give him strength to fight against accusations of sexual abuse that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church. Dressed in ponchos, the

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 21:27:58

Pope goes to restive area in Chile where churches are burned

SANTIAGO, Chile - Pope Francis is looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him Wednesday by diving into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities. In an ominous reminder of how th

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-17 17:07:28

Pope in Chile will say Mass on contested land used for torture

SANTIAGO, Chile - Pope Francis on Wednesday headed to the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship. The the Maquehue Air Base in Temu

NBC NEWS - 2018-01-17 13:41:00

Argentines try to understand why the pope won't return home

SANTIAGO, Chile - Pope Francis has flown over the massive Andes cordillera, visited the poor in several slums and rubbed shoulders with presidents in six visits to Latin America. But in five years as pope, he has never returned home to Argentina. Resigned to that reality, tens of thousands of Argent

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-17 17:27:18

Four officers shot in South Carolina; Pope Francis in Chile; retail numbers

January 16, 2018, 6:43 PM|A man wanted for allegedly beating his wife ambushed and shot three SWAT team members and another officer in South Carolina. Also making headlines, Pope Francis opened his trip to Chile by talking about sexual abuse by priests. January 16, 2018, 6:43 PM|A man wanted for all

CBS NEWS - 2018-01-17 02:43:00

UPDATE 1-World Bank defends Chile rankings after bias accusation -letter

(Adds statement from Romer) SANTIAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The World Bank told Chile it did not treat the South American country unfairly in its closely watched annual "Doing Business" index, disputing accusations of bias made by its own chief economist, according to a document seen by Reuters on Tues

CNBC - 2018-01-16 21:55:00

The long fight of the Mapuche people at times has turned violent. Pope Francis is about to get involved

Pope Francis will step into the middle of one of South America's longest-running conflicts Wednesday when he visits the largely indigenous Araucania region of Chile. In the century and a half since they were conquered by Chile's military, the Mapuche people have continued to resist, demanding greate

LA TIMES - 2018-01-16 12:00:00

As Pope Francis visits, Chileans question their allegiance to the Catholic Church

Pope Francis arrived in Chile on Monday, and on paper, it should be something of a homecoming for him. The pope is from Argentina, Chile's next-door neighbor, and about 60% of Chileans identify as Catholic. But instead, the pope's three-day visit has exposed widespread discontent with the Catholic C

USA TODAY - 2018-01-16 14:56:27

Pope in Chile expresses 'pain' and 'shame' over abuse scandal

Pope Francis on Tuesday expressed his "pain" and "shame" over child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the church in Chile, as he made his first speech during a visit to the South American country. "I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I feel over the irreparable harm caused to chil

24MATINS.UK - 2018-01-16 11:29:09

Pope Francis arrives in Chile for weeklong trip focused on the poor, the rainforest and indigenous people

Pope Francis arrived here in the Chilean capital Monday evening to start a weeklong swing through Chile and Peru in which he is expected to highlight the plight of indigenous peoples, the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the precarious status of immigrants and the poor. In an eleventh-hour s


Pope arrives in Chile to bolster battered Church credibility

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Chile on Monday to start a trip aimed at bolstering the credibility of a local Church battered by a sexual abuse crisis. Tens of thousands of people chanting "Viva Papa Francisco" lined the streets of his route from the airport, where he was greeted by P


Pope Francis in Chile at start of Latin America visit

Pope Francis has arrived in Chile on a visit overshadowed by child sexual abuse accusations against almost 80 members of Chilean clergy. Some priests have been convicted by the Vatican's court, but protests against an alleged cover-up are expected during the pontiff's three-day stay. The highlight o


Pope Francis fears the world is on the brink of nuclear war, 'We are the very limit'

Pope Francis talks to journalists onboard the plane for his trip to Chile and Peru on Monday.(Alessandro Bianchi/AP) Pope Francis shared his fears that the world was on the brink of a nuclear war two days after Hawaiians were mistakenly sent alerts of an impending missile strike. Francis, speaking


AP Explains: Catholic Church in Chile weakened by scandal

SANTIAGO, Chile - When Pope Francis arrives in Chile's capital Monday, he will find a weakened Roman Catholic Church. As in many Latin American countries, the church in Chile has been losing followers to both evangelical faiths and increasing secularism. The shift has been exacerbated by a priest se


Chile Weighs Impact of Controversy Over World Bank Ranking

A man gestures into an open door at the Central Bank of Chile in Santiago, Chile. Photographer: Ronald Patrick/Bloomberg President Michelle Bachelet's administration is trying to weigh the political and economic costs from alleged manipulation at the World Bank that could have unfairly lowered Chile


Pope Francis Threatened With Bombing Ahead Of Chile Visit

Pope Francis has been threatened with violence and is facing the possibility of protests during his visit to South America this week. The pontiff was singled out by vandals who attacked churches in the Chilean capital Santiago, three of which were targeted with firebombs, with a threatening message