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Bolivians Demand Access to Sea at Nationwide Parades

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivians have staged parades across the country to dramatize their demand for sea access for their landlocked country. Bolivia lost its only seacoast to Chile during a war from 1879 to 1883. The nation has demanded ocean access for generations. Chile has declined, saying the issue

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-23 19:57:05

Scientists unravel mystery of Chilean 'alien mummy'

It was like nothing anyone had ever seen: a tiny, desiccated creature found behind a church in an abandoned desert town in Chile. With a huge, misshapen skull that ended in a point and slanted eye sockets, it looked like an alien. But with limbs, ribs and a spine, it also looked human -- and yet n

CTVNEWS.CA - 2018-03-23 13:33:00

Argentina to be 'Messi's team' at the World Cup - Sampaoli

(Reuters) - Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has the talent and maturity to carry Argentina's hopes of a successful World Cup campaign this year, the national team's manager Jorge Sampaoli has said. Argentina's Lionel Messi during training. Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff Five-time Ballon

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 08:51:01

Chile says no obligation to negotiate with Bolivia over sea access

SANTIAGO/LA PAZ (Reuters) - Chile argued in The Hague on Thursday that it had no obligation to negotiate access to the Pacific Ocean with Bolivia, saying the matter had been settled by a peace treaty more than a decade ago. Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, accompanied by Justice Minister Hernan

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 23:12:15

"Alien" skeleton found in Chile actually human fetus with rare bone disorder

Mummified 6-inch skeleton from the Atacama region of Chile. Emery Smith Puzzling skeletal remains found in Chile 15 years ago -- and rumored to be "alien" -- are, in fact, from a human fetus with rare bone anomalies, researchers say. The findings may or may not put to rest any internet-driven alie

CBS NEWS - 2018-03-22 21:35:58

Tiny Atacama skeleton was girl with bone disease: study

AFP | These undated images courtesy of Dr. Emery Smith show a tiny, mummified skeleton discovery in 2003 in Chile's Atacama Desert, tucked into a leather pouch behind a church MIAMI (AFP) - The discovery in 2003 sparked international intrigue -- a tiny, mummified skeleton with an alien-like head,

FRANCE 24 - 2018-03-22 21:40:08

Chile's new president is 'concerned' about Donald Trump

Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Chile's new president, Sebastin Pinera, a self-made billionaire serving for the second time, was elected to lift up his nation's economy, which stagnated un

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-22 17:27:00

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(CNN)A mummified skeleton discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago doesn't look like anyone you've ever met. In fact, some would say it looks, well, alien. It's a skeletal conundrum made up of perplexing features. It's only 6 inches tall -- but initial estimates of the age of the bones we

CNN - 2018-03-22 17:02:09

Was a Tiny Mummy in the Atacama an Alien? No, but the Real Story Is Almost as Strange

A mummified skeleton from the Atacama Desert in Chile has been described as "alien." But genetic analysis shows that she was human and may have had a previously unknown bone disorder.Credit Bhattacharya S et al. 2018 Nearly two decades ago, the rumors began: In the Atacama Desert of northern Chile,

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-22 17:00:06

Alien mystery solved: Tiny skeleton belonged to a human girl with rare genetic defects

Less than 6 inches long, this humanoid skeleton was found in 2003 in Chile. Genetic sequencing has established it belonged to a human female who probably died soon after birth, but whose bones had aged prematurely. (Emery Smith) In the 15 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile

LA TIMES - 2018-03-22 20:45:00

4 Key Things About SQM's Lithium Business and Outlook That Investors Should Know

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE: SQM), or SQM, recently reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results. Quarterly revenue increased 3.8% to $574.8 million and earnings per American depositary receipt (ADR) jumped 36% year over year to $0.42. For the year, revenue grew 11.2% to $2

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-03-22 11:48:39

Sanchez expected more from himself after Man United move

(Reuters) - Alexis Sanchez says he expected a lot more from himself since moving to Manchester United from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January. Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez in action with Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi. REUTERS/David Klein The Chile international, who has scored just once in

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 08:07:53

US to consider Pacific Trade re-entry after other priorities

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The United States will consider rejoining a sweeping free trade agreement of Pacific Rim countries after it deals with other priorities, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-22 00:52:00

Alexis Sanchez admits he nearly pulled out of Chile squad because of struggles at Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez has admitted that his performances since joining Manchester United in January have been below the standard he expects of himself. The Chilean, who is away on international duty, has only managed one goal - scored after he missed the initial penalty - in 10 games since his move to Old


FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Signs Master Franchise Agreement to Expand to Chile

Chilean Signage Company NEOMARK Will Develop Six FASTSIGNS Centers in Santiago and Is Targeting Additional Growth throughout Chile CARROLLTON, Texas, March 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise,


US will consider re-entering TPP, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says

The United States will consider re-entry to the Trans Pacific Partnership once Washington accomplishes its goals on other trading relationships, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said while on an official visit to Chile on Wednesday. Trans Pacific Partnership is aimed at cutting trade barriers


Chile central bank sees 2018 GDP growth at 3.0 pct to 4.0 pct

March 21, 2018 / 11:51 AM / a few seconds ago SANTIAGO, March 21 (Reuters) - Chile's economy is expected to grow 3.0 percent to 4.0 percent this year, the central bank said in a quarterly monetary policy report on Wednesday, raising its forecast from a previous estimate for 2.5 to 3.5 percent growth


Why the lost kingdom of Patagonia is a live issue for Chile's Mapuche people

The Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia was dismissed as the 19th century folly of a quixotic Frenchman but it left a powerful legacy of indigenous sovereignty Mapuche chiefs were subject to military 'pacification' campaigns in the 19th century but have always maintained their spirit of independence


RPT-Tiny Chilean regulator thrust into global lithium battle

SANTIAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - A global battle for lithium has landed in the office of a tiny Chilean regulator, which may decide a winner as it reviews a petition to block Chinese firms from buying a stake in top producer SQM . The scramble for lithium, used in rechargeable batteries for mobile ph


Chile central bank keeps key interest rate unchanged at 2.5 pct

March 20, 2018 / 9:35 PM / Updated 17 minutes ago SANTIAGO, March 20 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank voted unanimously to hold its benchmark interest rate at 2.5 percent, as expected, on Tuesday, and said there was less risk of inflation not converging to its goal of 3 percent. The bank has kept t