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Portraits Of A Wine Region In Crisis: Chile After The Wildfires

In January of this year, wildfires ravaged the Central Valley of Chile for several weeks. Ten firefighters were killed and thousands of people were evacuated.<p>The wine industry felt the brunt of the fires, which damaged or destroyed at least 100 vineyards in the Maule and Colchagua regions. The …

Wildfires

Antofagasta profits boosted by rise in copper output

Chilean mining firm reports profit before tax of $284.6m in 2016.<p>Chilean mining company Antofagasta has reported a rise in full-year profits on the …

Chile’s Pioneering Winemakers are Raising the Bar

A tale of old vines, pioneering winemakers and unfamiliar grape varieties, Chilean winemakers are taking big steps with small production …

Strikers at BHP's Escondida mine in Chile block restart attempt at port | Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Striking workers at BHP Billiton’s (BHP.AX)(BLT.L) Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world’s largest, are blocking attempts by the company to renew operations at a key port nearby, BHP and an umbrella union said on Thursday, as the stoppage enters its sixth week.<p>File Photo: A …

Environmentalism

He was Chile’s most trusted newscaster. He could be the next president.

Right-wing candidates have been winning races across Latin America lately, and with Chile’s economy sagging, conservative billionaire Sebastián Piñera appears headed for a return to power in the presidential election scheduled for November.<p>But Piñera, who led Chile from 2010 to 2014, may be at risk …

South America