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23 Apr 2019 | 10:23 PM

Venezuelans seek joy amid the chaos

CARACAS (Reuters) - A night at a bar is interrupted by a power outage, going to a baseball game is prohibitively expensive, and a trip to a nearby beach requires months of savings. But many Venezuelans have not given up on finding ways to smile.

18 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

First rescue drill reaches trapped Chile miners

COPIAPO, Chile (Reuters) - The first of three rescue drills on Friday reached 33 Chilean miners trapped for six weeks half a mile (0.70 kilometre) underground, but it will still take weeks to widen the shaft enough to extract the men.

18 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

First rescue drill reaches trapped Chile miners

COPIAPO, Chile (Reuters) - The first of three rescue drills on Friday reached 33 Chilean miners trapped for six weeks half a mile (0.80 kilometre) underground, but it will still take weeks to widen the shaft enough to extract the men.

18 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

First rescue drill reaches trapped Chile miners

COPIAPO, Chile (Reuters) - The first of three rescue drills on Friday reached 33 Chilean miners trapped for six weeks half a mile (0.70 kilometre) underground, but it will still take weeks to widen the shaft enough to extract the men.

25 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chile miner rescue bid unfazed by small quakes

COPIAPO, Chile (Reuters) - Two small tremors shooknorthern Chile early on Wednesday but did not disrupt efforts to rescue 33 miners trapped deep underground 20 days after a cave-in, as the men sent heartwarming messages to relatives on

6 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Erupting volcano prompts new evacuation in Chile

CASTRO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile prepared to evacuate another town in its remote Patagonian south on Monday, as ash spewed from a snowcapped volcano for a fourth day after its first eruption in thousands of years.

4 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano spews ash

CHAITEN, Chile (Reuters) - Covered in thick ash, the Patagonian community of Chaiten was a ghost town on Saturday as a volcano spewed ash a day after its first eruption in thousands of years forced nearly 4,500 people to flee.

25 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Shipwrecked Antarctica vacationers begin trek home

EDUARDO FREI BASE (Reuters) - Shipwrecked vacationers, some still clutching life jackets, boarded a military aircraft on Saturday and left Antarctica to begin long journeys home after their cruise ship struck ice and sank.

16 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Quake aftershocks rattle northern Chile

TOCOPILLA, Chile (Reuters) - Powerful aftershocks rattled northern Chile on Thursday, startling residents and emergency workers a day after a large earthquake killed two people and injured more than 100 in the mineral-rich region.

15 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Emergency teams deliver aid to Chile quake homeless

TOCOPILLA, Chile (Reuters) - Emergency teams delivered water and food and set up emergency tents in dusty towns in northern Chile on Thursday as aftershocks shook nerves a day after a powerful earthquake killed two people and injured more than 100.