Chile's firefighters have proudly worked as unpaid volunteers since the 19th century. But this month's devastating fire in Valparaiso has led many to question whether the country should move to a paid force.
Soap operas open new windows into our increasingly global world. For example, Latin America is a prolific producer — and consumer — of soap operas. But now it's important soap operas from abroad, too. Including from Turkey.
American Mishy Lesser was in Chile on September 11th, 1973 -- when the military overthrew the government of Salvador Allende. Lesser took shelter with a family in Santiago. They helped get her out of the country.
The BBC's Gideon Long has the latest on the rescue operation for the 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet below the earth's surface. At more than a month, the men have now been trapped underground longer than anyone on record.
Celine Reymond is an actress hailing from Santiago, Chile. She's 29-years-old. But she recently started recording songs in the persona of a 91-year-old Gypsy, who goes by the name of Kali Mutsa, which means "black cat" in Romany.
Forty years ago, Augusto Pinochet staged a coup. Chileans were held prisoner in the national soccer stadium. Reporter Dennis Maxwell of Radio Ambulante tells the story of one of those prisoners, and a soccer star who refused to shake Pinochet's hand.
We were looking for a wine-growing region in the northern half of Chile. The answer is the Limari Valley. One variety fo wine from there is sold under the label Palin -- spelled P-A-L-I-N -- just like Governor Sarah Palin's last name. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Sergio Reyes of the company Geo-Wines which distributes the label.