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Chilean lawmakers join indigenous hunger strike

Continued coverage of indigenous Mapuche hunger strike, which had gone on for nearly two months before the leftist lawmakers joined in solidarity with the protesters, who seek revision of Chile’s anti-terrorist law, which was established under the Pinochet dictatorship.

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Hold off on booze, NASA urges trapped Chile miners

Color piece and update on the trapped Chilean miners, and the medical and structural advice coming from NASA, which sent a panel of doctors down to Chile to help guide the rescue effort.

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Miner saga boosts Chile’s Pinera, may help royalty bill

Brief analysis of the positive effect the successful miner rescue had on Chilean President Sebastian Pinera’s approval rating, and the likelihood that this change would help the right-wing leader push his mining royalty bill through the opposition-controlled congress.

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Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Travel guide of “must-sees” in the Chilean capital for visitors who can only stay for the weekend.

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Preview: Chile industry output, jobless rate seen rising

Sounding of local and international financial analysts to get an informed prediction of jobs and output data ahead of the Central Bank’s release later that week.

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Analysis: LatAm miners want better enforcement of safety rules

Regional analysis of mining safety in light of mining accidents in Colombia, Chile and Venezuela during summer 2010. Role: Reported for the Chilean angle.

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Space, oceans hold clues to Chile miners’ survival

Color story on upcoming steps in the Chilean miner-rescue saga, with quotes from Chilean submarine commander and former NASA astronaut. Role: Contributed writing, reporting, editing.

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Q&A: What’s next for Chilean miners found alive

Basic outline of coming days for the 33 miners found alive but trapped half a mile underground after a cave-in, written in question-and-answer format.

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WRAPUP 3-Chile Q2 growth surges, gov’t warns on strong peso

Final wrapup piece after higher-than-expected second-quarter growth data from Chile’s central bank was released earlier in the morning–updates with comments from Chilean Finance Minister Felipe Larrain, who warned of government intervention on the sharply-appreciating peso in order to keep the … Continue reading

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New Chilean gay marriage bill likely to struggle

Coverage of proposed gay marriage bill in Chile in context of recently passed gay marriage law in neighboring Argentina, as well as the hostile political environment in Chile at the time.

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