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Indians ask Chile justices to reverse Barrick's OK

Chile's Diaguita Indians are asking the country's supreme court to require the world's largest gold mining company to prepare a new environmental impact study for an $8.5 billion mine that straddles the mountaintop border with Argentina. Full story

Weakened Chilean conservatives pick woman to take on Bachelet

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's weakened conservative UDI party said on Saturday it has picked Labor Minister Evelyn Matthei as its new candidate in the November presidential election, which is expected to see former President Michelle Bachelet triumph. Full story

Exclusive: Chile indigenous group likely to appeal Barrick ruling - lawyer

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean indigenous group will likely ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision on Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold mine, because the ruling does not go far enough to protect the environment, a lawyer representing the group told Reuters on Thursday. Full story

Chilean right-wing presidential candidate drops bid

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean conservative presidential candidate Pablo Longueira unexpectedly quit his campaign due to depression, his son said on Wednesday, dealing another blow to an already weakened right-wing bloc four months from the general election. Full story

Chile court rules for Indians against Barrick Gold

A Chilean appeals court ruled against the world's largest gold mining company on Monday, favoring Chilean Indians who accuse Barrick Gold Corp. of contaminating their water downstream and creating more doubts about the future of the world's highest gold mine. Full story

Chile protesters set barricades ahead strike

Hooded protesters in Chile have set up flaming barricades blocking morning traffic ahead of a nationwide strike. Full story

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Magnitude 5.7 quake hits central Chile, no damage reported

Environment permit for Barrick mine was flawed : Chile President

Barrick's Pascua-Lama gold project frozen for at least 1-2 years: Chile regulator

Chile, Argentina order evacuation around stirring southern volcano

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Chile; no tsunami seen

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  Dogs and owners race in Chile

Pooches paired with their owners race in Chile's Vina Del Mar in the "Dog Running 2013" contest. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Student protesters clash with police in Chile

A march for education reform in Chile turned violent between police and student demonstrators. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.

  What third world economies can teach the US

Author Peter Blair Henry joins Morning Joe to discuss "Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth," which looks at how China, Mexico and Brazil turned around their economies and what lessons the U.S. can learn from those examples.

  Pilot whales wash ashore in Chile beach

Fisherman call on Chile's navy to help rescue nearly 50 pilot whales found stranded along the Strait of Magellan. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Chileans go to war with tomatoes

An estimated 7,000 people participated in the third annual "War of the Tomato" in Chile this weekend. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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