Chile Coup Anniversary Photo Gallery
It has been 45 years since Gen. Augusto Pinochet toppled President Salvador Allende in a bloody coup that began a 17 year dictatorship.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two Indian climbers on Nepal's Mount Kanchenjunga fell sick and died during attempts to rescue them while a Chilean climber is missing, an expedition organizer said...
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — CONMEBOL has rejected any chance of another Copa Libertadores final being played out of South America, as happened last year.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador's residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and...
MUNICH (AP) — Matteo Berrettini will play Cristian Garin of Chile in the final of the Munich Open after beating fourth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-2 in their rain-postponed semifinal on...
MUNICH (AP) — Chilean outsider Cristian Garin extended his remarkable run at the Munich Open by reaching the final after beating third-seeded Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — In much of Europe and North America, September and October are peak months to get married. In Chile and elsewhere in Latin America, wedding guests are familiar with la hora loca, a...
Nishikori advances, Zverev eliminated early in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev lost to 81st-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Barcelona Open on Tuesday after failing to convert a match point, while former champion Kei...
Small plane crashes in southern Chile killing 6
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A small plane crashed on top of a home in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt, killing all six people aboard, authorities said Tuesday.
Christian Garin wins US Men’s Clay Court Championship
HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Garin of Chile won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his first ATP World Tour title, beating Casper Ruud of Norway 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 at River Oaks...
Ruud, Garin advance to US Men’s Clay Court final
HOUSTON (AP) — Trying to become the first Norwegian champion in ATP World Tour history, Casper Ruud beat qualifier Daniel Elahi Galan of Colombia 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the U.S. Men's Clay...
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that China's financing of President Nicolás Maduro's government is prolonging the crisis in Venezuela.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Legion of Christ religious order said Thursday that the Vatican has banned an Irish priest from public ministry for 10 years for sexually abusing a minor in...
Mexico to receive UN help in missing students case
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has signed an agreement with the United Nations' top human rights official for technical assistance in its latest attempt to determine what happened to 43 missing...
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean Cardinal Javier Errazuriz has gone before a local prosecutor to testify as a defendant as part of an investigation into the country's sprawling sex abuse and...
Chile court orders Catholic Church to compensate victims
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — An appeals court in Chile ruled Wednesday that the Roman Catholic Church must pay compensation to three victims of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, the country's most notorious...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Gunmen attacked a motorcade carrying Chile's ambassador to Haiti on Wednesday, wounding his driver and another person and leaving three missing, officials said. The...
HOUSTON (AP) — Shortly after becoming the youngest American with 10 international goals, Christian Pulisic limped off with another leg injury.
HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Pulisic became the youngest American to score 10 international goals, then left in the first half of Tuesday night's exhibition against Chile after injuring his right...
Berhalter makes 7 changes for US against Chile
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter changed seven starters for Tuesday night's exhibition against Chile, keeping only midfielders Christian Pulisic, forwards Paul Arriola and Gyasi Zardes...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati as archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he was placed under criminal investigation in the country's spiraling church...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sought to calm mounting tensions around his pension reform, a central pillar of his agenda, after the speaker of congress threatened to...
South American leaders launch new bloc to replace Unasur
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A group of South American presidents on Friday launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by late Venezuelan President...
DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Adams left U.S. soccer training camp Friday to return to RB Leipzig of the Bundesliga and will miss Tuesday's exhibition against Chile at Houston.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A South American coalition hoping to host the 2030 World Cup relaunched its bid on Wednesday with the addition of Chile to the group.
Jesse Gonzalez replaces Zack Steffen on US roster
CHICAGO (AP) — Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen has been dropped from the U.S. roster for exhibitions against Ecuador and Chile, replaced by Dallas' Jesse Gonzalez.
Correction: Chile-Floating Solar Island story
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — In a story March 15 about a floating island of solar panels in Chile, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the array is 1,200 square feet. The array is 1,200...
Chilean tennis player banned for life for bribery
LONDON (AP) — A Chilean tennis player has been banned for life for trying to bribe an opponent.
The Tennis Integrity Unit says 31-year-old Mauricio Alvarez-Guzman offered his opponent 1,000...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, there were tales from fishermen and tourists, even lots of photos, of a mysterious killer whale that just didn't look like all the others, but scientists had never...
Scientists find new type of killer whale off Chile
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The conviction of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin for failing to report a known pedophile priest to police deepens the crisis confronting an already discredited Catholic...
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is expressing disappointment with Israel over its "immediate dismissal" of a report about deadly violence by Israel security forces against protesters in...
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Roman Catholic church, already the target of Vatican sanctions, was being shaken Tuesday by yet another allegation of priestly abuse and high-level...
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief has delayed publication of a report on companies doing business in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying in a letter made public Tuesday...
Suspect in Pinochet-era crimes in Sydney extradition hearing
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to Chile's 1973-1990 military dictatorship appeared in a Sydney court on Wednesday for an extradition...
Ex-Chilean bishop returns to face allegations of sex abuse
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Catholic movement says former Chilean bishop Francisco Cox has returned to the country to face accusations of sex abuse after spending 17 years in Germany.
The Schoenstatt Movement said in a statement that the 85-year-old Cox arrived Sunday and was taken to a residence outside the capital, where his diabetes will be tended to. Cox also suffers from prostate cancer and senile dementia.
The Latest: Positive prognosis on Chilean skier after crash
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):
Chilean skier Henrik von Appen appears to have avoided a serious injury after his crash in the Alpine combined at the world championships.
Von Appen could be heard screaming loudly after skidding on an icy section on the downhill leg and landing on his left side on top of his skies. He slid down into the safety nets and was tended to by medical staff for about 10 minutes.
Chilean ex-army commander arrested in 1973 torture case
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Authorities say a former commander in chief of the Chilean army has been arrested and charged for involvement torturing 24 people following a 1973 military coup.
Retired Gen. Juan Emilio Cheyre was taken into custody Thursday on orders from a local judge.
Cheyre had previously been sentenced to three years for covering up the killing of 15 left-wing militants while a deputy regiment commander. He was the army's commander from 2002-2006.
University raises $1M for endowed chile research chair
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has announced it has raised $1 million to fund an endowed research chair to study chile.
US to play Ecuador in exhibition on March 26 at Orlando
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. soccer team will play Ecuador in an exhibition on March 21 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando, Florida, the first time new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter has his full player pool available.
The game announced Saturday will be followed by the previously announced March 26 friendly against Chile at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
Opus Dei says 1 of its priests in Chile is probed for abuse
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Opus Dei movement says that one of its priests in Chile is being investigated for allegedly abusing underage minors.
The conservative movement said in a statement Friday that 82-year-old Patricio Astorquiza has been accused of prolonged harassment and abuse "with possible sexual connotation" against two minors.
Chile's entire Catholic hierarchy has been humiliated in a mushrooming sexual abuse and cover-up scandal. The Opus Dei had been spared until now.
Chilean judge sentences 6 people in ex-president’s death
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Six people were sentenced to up to 10 years in prison Wednesday for the 1982 death of former President Eduardo Frei Montalva, marking a historic ruling in the highest profile murder case from Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
Judge Alejandro Madrid ruled that Frei Montalva was poisoned to death with "toxic substances" that were gradually introduced into his body while he was hospitalized at a private clinic.
Host Brazil gets easy path in Copa America draw
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Copa America host Brazil was drawn in a relatively easy group for this year's tournament, where it will face Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.
The draw was made on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, and gave Argentina the toughest path of the top-seeded teams as it was placed in a group with Colombia, Paraguay and guest nation Qatar.
In the third group, Uruguay will start its campaign against Ecuador, then play against guest Japan before finishing against defending champion Chile.
US to play Chile in exhibition on March 26 at Houston
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. soccer team will play Chile in an exhibition on March 26 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
The game announced Thursday is likely to follow a home friendly on March 22. The two matches would be the first time new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter has his full player pool available.
Berhalter's first two games will involve only players from Major League Soccer. The Americans play Panama on Sunday at Glendale, Arizona, and Costa Rica on Feb. 2 at San Jose, California.
A year later, Sanchez still looking to prove worth at United
The piano-playing video announcing his arrival generated record social-media interactions, and sales of his No. 7 jersey went through the roof in the club shop.
By that measure, Alexis Sanchez couldn't have been more of a let-down in his first 12 months at Manchester United.
Chilean transgender school protects children from bullying
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Growing up as a transgender child in Chile, Angela was so desperate to escape the physical and verbal abuse from other students at her elementary school that she thought about taking her own life.
"I just wanted to die," said the now 16-year-old. "I didn't want to exist, because what they did to me made me feel awful."
German prosecutors drop decades-old Chilean murder case
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've dropped their investigation into possible accessory to murder charges against a man for a crime allegedly committed in a secretive German colony in Chile more than four decades ago.
Muenster prosecutors said Tuesday there wasn't enough evidence to bring charges against the 72-year-old, whose name wasn't given, and other possible charges were all past the statute of limitations.
Cafu to present Copa America draw in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former World Cup winner Cafu will present Friday's Copa America draw in Rio de Janeiro.
Tournament organizers said on Tuesday the Brazilian will be assisted by countrymen Zico, Ze Roberto and Marta, Argentina's Javier Zanetti, Uruguay's Diego Lugano, Colombia's Francisco Maturana and Paraguay's Romerito.