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Sebastian Pinera

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  • Latin America Digest: Chile's new president, illness on a cruise ship in Brazil and a Cuban hunger striker

     
    Today's one-line news briefs: Santiago, Chile -- President Sebastian Pinera, who met with his ministers until early Friday after temblors shook inaugural ceremonies, vowed “to work without rest” on relief and reconstruction, promising Chileans could...
  • Checking in on Chile: Pinera taps copper fund

     
    Chile is still actively recovering from the magnitude 8.8 earthquake of Feb 27. Roads, infrastructure, and the wine and oil industries continue to rebuild. On Thursday, the Justice Ministry announced a plan to declare any missing person officially dead if...
  • New video: The incredible force of the Chile earthquake

     
    Watch above, from the 12th floor of a hotel in the city of Valdivia. Night-owl guests and workers struggle to remain standing as the buildings around them rocks back and forth. Keep an eye on the swinging lamps in the upper portion of the screen....
  • Ghosts of the Pinochet regime haunt Chile's conservative president

     
    Ex-military chiefs in Chile were apparently expecting that after two decades of center-left rule, conservative President Sebastian Pinera would go easy on them. But Pinera has not suspended investigations into alleged abuses by the military under Gen....
  • Trapped miners in Chile face long wait

     
    Rescuers were able to lower a video camera into the shaft but no audio link. Grainy black-and-white footage showed the dazed eyes of a single miner. The 33 men have been trapped for 18 days. Authorities are now working to get the miners glucose,...
  • Trapped miners in Chile request 'a little glass of wine'

     
    Complex drilling has begun on a tunnel to rescue 33 miners trapped a half-mile underground in a Chilean desert, a process that could take three to four months despite Chile's efforts to speed up the process. The miners are already the longest-trapped in...
  • Chile miners: Rescue underway; rescuer begins descent

     
    Chile mine rescue has begun with the first rescuer descending into the collapsed mine. The Chile mine rescue is expected to take at least two days....
  • Chile miners: Final test run underway for capsule to reach trapped miners

     
    Chilean rescue workers are lowering an empty capsule down a half-mile-long shaft to test its communications equipment before they begin bringing the first of 33 trapped miners to the surface. The bullet-shaped cage is big enough for one person to...
  • Chile miners: Rescue delayed, but the first miner is still expected to emerge Tuesday

     
    Chilean Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said Tuesday that the efforts to remove the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground would be delayed until about 6 p.m. Pacific time, allowing time for tests to be run using an empty rescue capsule....
  • Chile miners: First retrieval could come before end of the day

     
    Chilean officials said Tuesday the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground for two months may be lifted to freedom within hours via a metal rescue capsule. If all goes smoothly, all the miners should be freed during the next two days,...
  • Chile miners: Rescue workers expect to begin lifting trapped miners Tuesday

     
    Officials said that Tuesday, the 69th day underground for 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet down in a northern Chile mine, will see at least the first rescue via metal capsule, with the rest to be lifted to freedom over the next two days. Officials said all is...