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Political heirs of dictator Augusto Pinochet accused of running ‘a machine to defraud the state’ using more than 1,000 fake documents
- Authorities find 100 tonnes of gunpowder and 3,000 artillery shells amid cargo
- Documentation for Hong Kong-flagged ship made no mention of ammunition
The captain of a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship has been arrested in the Colombian port city of Cartagena, charged with arms trafficking for transporting undocumented large-caliber munitions, reportedly bound for Cuba.
The captain of the Da Dan Xia, a Chinese national identified as Wu Hong, was captured after authorities found 100 tonnes of gunpowder and 3,000 artillery shells among other munitions, an official from the Attorney General’s office told reporters.
More than 3,000 people evacuated from homes after Villarrica sends lava and ash high into sky over nearby tourist resort of Pucón
A volcano in southern Chile has erupted, sending ash and lava high into the sky and forcing people living nearby to evacuate their homes.
Villarrica, near the tourist resort of Pucón, 460 miles south of Santiago, is one of South America’s most active volcanoes, last erupting in 2000.
The six detainees accepted by President José Mujica are struggling with a new language in a strange country as well as health problems from their captivity
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner says lawyer found dead in January, who had accused her of a cover-up, had in fact complimented her
Retired general Daniel Urresti charged with murder of journalistHugo Bustios shot and killed in 1988 while investigating rights abuses Continue reading…
President Nicolas Maduro gave a list of conservative US officials who would be barred from entering the country – among them George W Bush and Dick Cheney
- President says in public speech: ‘Conspirator meetings are over’
- Adds that ‘capture of American pilot’ inspired visa move
In a further deterioration of diplomatic ties between Venezuela and the US, President Nicolás Maduro announced on Saturday that he will curb the number of US diplomats allowed to work in the country and will impose mandatory visas for Americans travelling to the socialist nation.
Michelle Bachelet talks to Valentina Maureira in hospital for more than an hour, but does not grant her wish to ‘get a shot that will make me sleep forever’
Servando Gómez Martínez, the head of the Knights Templar crime cartel and nicknamed ‘La Tuta’, was captured by federal police early on Friday morning