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Cubans Hold Finals Memorial for Fidel Castro in Eastern City Where Communist Revolution Started

Cubans held one final public memorial for fallen dictator Fidel Castro on Saturday in this eastern city that served as the heart and the start of his communist revolution. (more…)

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People evacuate a mall in Santiago after a powerful earthquake, in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Photograph: Nadia Perez/AP

8 Killed as Tsunami Waves Hit Chile Coast Following 8.3-Magnitude Earthquake; 1 Million People Evacuated

Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves into coastal towns, forcing more than a million people from their homes. The government ordered evacuations from coastal areas after the powerful quake hit on Wednesday evening, seeking to

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6 Chile Soldiers Charged in 1986 Burning Death of 19-Year-Old U.S. Resident

A Chilean judge charged seven former members of the military on Friday in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident who was killed in a 1986 protest against the military dictatorship then in power. (more…)

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Ash Cloud From Calbuco Volcano in Chile Forces Cancellation of Flights

An ash cloud from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile that erupted unexpectedly on Wednesday was blowing into Chile and Argentina on Thursday, forcing the cancellation of flights from nearby cities in both countries and blanketing residents in ash. (more…)

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Southern Chile Remains on Red Alert After Eruption of Villarrica Volcano

Communities near the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile on Wednesday are gradually getting back to normal after the eruption the day before, although authorities decided to keep the red alert in place in a radius of 10 km (6.2 mi.) around the mountain. (more…)

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