7:39 am, Tue 28 May 2013 Evacuation near Chilean volcano
Red alert for Copahue volcano last issued in December
Chile and Argentina have ordered a red alert and evacuation of around 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano located between their shared border.
Last December, Chile also issued a red alert after the volcano started spewing ash and gas, resulting in a cloud of ash almost a mile (1.5 kms) high in the Biobio region.
Copahue is one of the most active volcanoes in the region.
6:15 am, Tue 28 May 2013 Evacuation near Chilean volcano
Chile and Argentina order evacuation of volcano
Chile and Argentina have ordered the evacuation of around 3,000 people near the Copahue volcano, warning the Chilean volcano could erupt at any moment.
The Copahue volcano in late 2012.
The volcano, which is 310 miles south of capital Santiago and located between
Chile's Bio Bio region and Argentina's Neuquen province, has seen increasing seismic activity in recent weeks.
Chilean Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said: "This doesn't necessarily mean the volcano will start erupting.
"But according to the Sernageomin (National Geological and Mining Service), the volcano is now in a process that could culminate in an eruption, for that reason we've issued a red alert and the evacuation."
9:52 am, Tue 09 Apr 2013 US: Maggie 'champion of liberty'
Thatcher 'recognised Pinochet's capacity to govern' says son
Baroness Thatcher (right) visits General Pinochet (centre) when he was under house arrest.
Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
The son of Augusto Pinochet said the former Chilean dictator had a very good relationship with Margaret Thatcher because “she recognised his capacity to govern”.
, Augusto Pinochet Hiriart said: “I think Thatcher recognised my father’s capacity to govern and that’s what made them have a very good relationship.” According to Chilean newspaper La Tercera
8:21 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013
Earthquake in Chile shakes buildings, no reported injuries
A 5.7 magnitude quake has shaken Chile's central region causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago. Chile's Navy has quickly downplayed the possibility of a tsunami.
The quake struck 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Valparaiso at a depth of 21.8 miles (35 km), the US Geological Survey said.
The Chilean emergency office said the quake had not caused any injuries.
5:17 pm, Sat 09 Feb 2013
Firefighter: 'In process' of recovering bus crash bodies
Firefighters working at the scene of a bus crash which killed 16 football fans, have said that the driver had "lost control" of the vehicle near the mountain town of Tome in Chile. Fire serviceman Roberto Araya said:
Within the bus crash site, we sadly have people who were ejected from the vehicle and their bodies are strewn about the mountainous area.
We are in the process of rescuing those bodies so that the SIA (Accident Investigation Services) along with specialists can begin the process of identifying (the victims).
5:04 pm, Sat 09 Feb 2013
Police inspect Chilean bus crash which killed 16
Police and rescue workers have begun inspecting a passenger bus after it lost control and crashed more than 150 ft into a ravine police officials said.
Sixteen passengers were killed and 21 injured when the bus carrying fans of professional football club O'Higgins/
Credit: Reuters/Jose Luis Saavedra
The bus was carrying fans of professional Chilean football club O'Higgins, and it is believed that 16 people were killed in the crash.
The accident is thought to have taken place along Route CH-150, known as Cuesta Caracol, in Tome city near Concepcion, some 327 miles south of Santiago.
5:15 pm, Sun 23 Dec 2012
Chile issues red alert over erupting volcano
Chile is issuing a red alert for a volcano on the border with Argentina that has become increasingly active.
The Copahue volcano in Argentina's Neuquen province started spewing ash and gas yesterday and officials issued a yellow and orange alert.
Chile's emergency office ONEMI raised the alert today after it registered seismic activity and a cloud of ash almost a mile (1.5 kms) high in the Biobio region .