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Lula Registers For Brazil Race From Jail As Thousands Rally

BRASILIA – Brazil’s Workers Party registered jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in...

Brazils Jailed Lula Registered As Presidential Candidate

BRASILIA – Brazil’s Workers Party registered imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its candidate for the October presidential...

Chile Authorities Raid Episcopal Conference In Abuse Probe

Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church’s Episcopal Conference on Tuesday as part of a widespread investigation into sex abuse committed...

Chile Asks Vatican For Information On Sex Abuse Cases

SANTIAGO – The Chilean government asked the Vatican on Tuesday for documents related to sex abuse accusations against clergy in Chile, as local prosecutors raided...

Ex-dictatorship Police Agents Sentenced In Chile

Chile’s Supreme Court has sentenced 24 former police agents to prison for the disappearance of a man who was arrested during the “dirty war” crackdown...

Chile Asks Vatican For Info On Sex Abuse Cases Steps Up Raids

SANTIAGO – The Chilean government asked the Vatican on Tuesday to hand over documents related to accusations of sex abuse committed by clergy in Chile against...

Chile 10 People Killed In Nursing Home Fire

A fire swept through a nursing home in southern Chile on Tuesday, killing 10 elderly women, officials said. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire...

Chilean Minister Resigns Over Human Rights Museum Criticism

SANTIAGO – Chilean president Sebastian Pinera’s pick for culture minister was forced to resign on Monday, just days into his new job, after criticism mounted...

Pope Meets With Chilean Bishop And Victims Advocate Over Church Sex Abuse

– Pope Francis met in Rome on Friday with a Chilean bishop and a victims’ advocate to discuss the Church sex abuse scandal in Chile and measures being taken...

Un General Assembly Approves Chiles Bachelet As Rights Chief

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations General Assembly approved on Friday the appointment of former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as the world body’s new...