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Foundation: Chile to exhume body of Nobel laureate Neruda

Chilean authorities will exhume the body of poet Pablo Neruda as part of an investigation into his 1973 death, a foundation said Friday.

Neruda is buried alongside his wife, Matilde Urrutia, in Isla Negra, a coastal area in central Chile. 252 more words

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Half-million pigs to be slaughtered in Chile health emergency

A half-million pigs on a Chilean farm will be destroyed after the facility was closed for several days during a dispute with local residents.

Jose Guzman, chief executive of Agrosuper, which owns the farm, said the animals would be killed rather than moved, according to… 256 more words

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For $2,500, Brooklyn artist invites 1% to take home complaints of the 99%

Sebastian Errazuriz is at it again, making political statements with his art. This time, the target is the 1% — of which he may be a member when the art exhibit is through. 615 more words


Chinese premier touches on military, economy

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao underlined the Asian giant’s regional military ambitions and economic challenges Monday in a speech that opened the annual meeting of the country’s legislators. 69 more words


Magnitude 5.8 quake hits Chile

A magnitude 5.8 shook northern Chile early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. 19 more words

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On the Radar: Snow in Chile, 15 missing boaters, NFL labor talks

Three things you need to know today.

Snow disaster: Chilean officials have declared a “catastrophe” in eight municipalities after heavy snow blanketed communities and blocked roads in what the nation’s interior minister called a “white earthquake.” And more snow is expected. 363 more words

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off coast of Chile

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck offshore some 55 miles south-southwest of Valparaiso, Chile, on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The earthquake was felt in the capital, Santiago, 85 miles east of Valparaiso, CNN Chile reports. 13 more words

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