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Wanted: Animal Godparents for Chilean Zoo in 'Bleak' Year

14 Sep 2020

SANTIAGO Oliver the rhinoceros, King Julien the lemur, Chilly Willy the penguin and their friends are urgently seeking sponsors for their bed and board in a Chilean zoo as visitors have dwindled to zero with the arrival of coronavirus.

On billboards, farewells to Peru's COVID-19 victims writ large

26 Aug 2020

LIMA Peruvians unable to personally bid farewell to loved ones who have died during the novel coronavirus pandemic have seized on the offer of billboard space to say their final adieus writ large.

Batman prowls streets of Santiago delivering food to homeless

19 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO A stranger disguised as Batman is prowling the streets of Santiago delivering food to the homeless, providing sustenance and light-hearted solace to those in need following months of lockdown in the Chilean capital.

Tensions flare, trucks burn in Chile´s Araucania region

07 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO Arsonists burned more than a dozen trucks late on Wednesday during an attack on a factory in Chile´s Araucania, authorities said, in a region long convulsed by simmering conflict between the indigenous Mapuche and the Chilean government.

Tensions flare, trucks burn in Chile´s Araucania region

07 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO, Aug 6 Arsonists burned more than a dozen trucks late on Wednesday during an attack on a factory in Chile´s Araucania, authorities said, in a region long convulsed by simmering conflict between the indigenous Mapuche and the Chilean government.

Don't sweat it: Chilean dogs sniff out coronavirus in early stages

01 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO Chilean police are training sniffer dogs to detect the coronavirus in people's sweat at an early stage, after a similar trial in the UK showed encouraging results.

Strains of hope: Chilean nurse serenades COVID-19 patients with violin

07 Jul 2020

SANTIAGO When most Chilean nurses finish their long shifts caring for the country's many COVID-19 patients, there is little else on their minds but seeing their families, eating and sleeping. | Video

Chilean start-up, 'Wheel the World,' broadens horizons for disabled

19 Sep 2019

SANTIAGO A Chilean start-up has been launched to open up some of the world's most iconic tourist attractions to disabled visitors. | Video

Chile's 'monkey puzzle' trees dying amid changing climate: scientists

22 Aug 2018

Scientists in Chile are studying the deaths of hundreds of the country's Araucaria, or "Monkey Puzzle," trees, which they believe may have been weakened by climate change and then killed off by disease. | Video

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