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USGS: 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Chile

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted Chile’s northwestern coast Sunday, US geologists said, though there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The quake struck at 5:16 pm (2116 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey, which had originally said that two quakes rattled the area within a…

Were Pinochet’s own soldiers also victims of Chile’s ‘Dirty War’?

Chile’s Pinochet-era dictatorship: Were soldiers victims, too? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Anastasio Palma and his wife Monica Mandiola play with their son, Santi, outside their home near Olmué, Chile. Mr. Palma is one of many former conscripts demanding reparations from the Chilean government for alleged human rights violations under…

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes coast of Chile

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate tsunami warning issued. The quake occurred at 0949 GMT at the shallow depth of 10 kilometers (six miles) and the epicenter was 1,538 kilometers south-southwest of the capital Santiago.…

Exploding churro recipe turns costly for newspaper

A newspaper in Santiago, Chile, has been ordered to pay over 85 million pesos ($163,460) after instructions for cooking churros, published in a special women’s section, turned out to be a recipe for disaster. Churros, a popular snack in Latin America, are dough creations fried in oil and usually sprinkled…

Group H Possibilities

The current table: Chile 6 pts +2 goal difference Spain 3 pts +1 goal difference Switzerland 3 pts even goal difference Honduras 0 pts -3 goal difference The possibilities:   Chile win Chile/Spain draw Spain win Switzerland win Chile 9 Switzerland 6 Spain 3 Honduras 0 Chile 7 Switzerland 6…

Chile 1 – 0 Switzerland

Yeah, just multiply this by a LOT. Two main things stand out to me about this match: 1) The ref was a bit card happy, giving out 6 yellows to Chile and 3 yellows plus one red to Switzerland. This is not because the players were brutally fouling each other…

React: Chile 1-0 Honduras

Chilean soccer is as pretty as their country. After watching Chile slice and dice their way up the pitch against Honduras, I’m confident of one thing: the Spain-Chile game could, by itself, correct the scoring average of this tournament. The results-oriented crowd continues to strengthen its argument about the scoring…

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