Chile tests floating solar panels to power mine, save water

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the Andean country's econ...

Chilean church offices raided as part of sex abuse probe

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Prosecutors seized documents in raids on Roman Catholic Church offices in two cities as part of an investigation into growing clergy sex abuse scandals, while Vatican investigat...

Vatican sex crimes investigator meets Chile Marist victims

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Vatican's sex crimes investigator has interviewed several victims of sexually abusive members of the Marist Brothers religious order, suggesting that his mandate has expande...

US conservationist, Chile sign creation of national parks

PARQUE PATAGONIA, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet signed decrees Monday creating vast new national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization in what is believed to...

Chilean homes without water, 3 dead, 19 missing in floods

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of homes in communities around the Chilean capital remain without water as authorities struggle to restore service following floods caused by Andean rainfa...

Chilean court rejects demand against Israeli judges

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean court rejected lawsuits filed in the South American country against three current or former Israeli Supreme Court justices for endorsing the construction of the West B...

Girl's death uncovers crisis in care of children in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Lissette died under the care of the Chilean state, suffocating in her own vomit while a caretaker allegedly sat on her back while trying to contain the 11-year-old during what w...