Chile Correspondent, Reuters
Associated Press correspondent in Chile/ Corresponsal de @AP en Chile. Views are mine ≠ AP's.
miamiherald.com — Antonio Banderas will play the charismatic miner known as "Super Mario," who in 2010 became the public face of 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for 69 days. Producer Mike Medavoy announced Sunday at Cannes that Banderas will star as Mario Sepulveda in "The 33."
washingtonpost.com — Cyclone Mahasen, Texas tornadoes, puffin census, melting Swiss glacier and more. Chile's naval seismology office says it was not felt on land. U.S. seismologists originally estimated the magnitude at 6.8. Chile is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries. A magnitude-8.8 quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed 551 people and destroyed 220,000 homes.
npr.org — It frankly doesn't sound like much of a rallying cry, but in a recent essay for London's Guardian newspaper, British pianist James Rhodes is encouraging folks to "commit suicide by creativity." And what method of self-murder does he advocate? Playing classical music.
washingtonpost.com — BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Hundreds of passengers remained stranded at Argentina's airports on Friday after LAN Airlines S.A. temporarily suspended all domestic and international flights over a dispute with a state-owned company that is the country's sole handler of passenger luggage.
sfgate.com — NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands (AP) â Surrounded by a turquoise sea and a menagerie of exotic animals on a billionaire's private island, political and business leaders gathered Friday to back an initiative aimed at expanding protection for the Caribbean's imperiled coasts and waters.
calgaryherald.com — SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile's economy is entering a mild slowdown phase after years of strong growth, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said on Friday. Larrain said the world's top copper-producing country has been expanding at about 5.8 per cent on average for the past three years despite global economic woes while maintaining enviably low inflation and jobless rates.
washingtonpost.com — SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean officials are investigating the death of hundreds of penguins, pelicans and other animals that are washing up on the county's shores. Authorities say they suspect that fishermen using explosives may have killed the animals found at the town of Punta de Choros on Chile's north-central coast.
world.time.com — He would never have been cast to play the role of a bloody South American dictator in a Hollywood film. Soft spoken, deeply religious, rake thin and awkward, his lean face cut horizontally by an incongruously thick walrus mustache, his fellow Army officers nicknamed him affectionately "The Pink Pant...
bigstory.ap.org — BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow Argentines in a war to eliminate "subversives," died Friday while serving life sentences in prison for crimes against humanity.Federal Prison Service Director
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