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Massive Fire Burns At Least 100 Homes In Valparaiso, Chile

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 01.02.2017 | Home

A large fire broke out in the coastal Chilean city of Valparaiso on Monday evening, burning at least 100 homes, prompting the evacuation of about 400 ...

Valparaíso's Open Air Art Gallery

Mark Sissons | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Like a Pablo Neruda love poem come to life, the melancholic notes of an old Chilean folk ballad float down from an open window overlooking one of Valparaíso's steep cobblestone streets.

Valpo Burning

Mason Bryan | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Mason Bryan

The unfailing beauty of tragedy is the unity that follows. It's in disaster that we acquire a heightened sense of connection and become poignantly more aware of the deeper, but rarely acknowledged, truth -- that we really are all in this together.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's Greatest Challenges Are Far From Over

Gary Villablanca Duff | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Gary Villablanca Duff

After a campaign full of promises, President Michelle Bachelet has been forced to face a bevy of unexpected challenges in her attempt to politically restructure Chile.

Por que o incêndio em Valparaíso é particularmente de partir o coração

Gabriela Loureiro | Posted 04.16.2014 | Brazil
Gabriela Loureiro

Não me leve a mal, todo incêndio que provoca destruição é de partir o coração. Seja em uma favela que convém a alguém que seja desocupada, em...

Chilean Chronicles, Part 4: The Colors of Valparaiso

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Valparaiso explodes in brilliant, luminous, and pastel colors everywhere you turn. The buildings. The worker's clothes. The street art. The garage doors. The skyline as the sun falls in the late afternoon.

Unique Bed-and-Breakfasts Across America

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.09.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

For some travelers, a quiet hideaway with a cozy bed and luxurious amenities offers the perfect formula for a relaxing escape. But for those seeking a more unique experience, a bed-and-breakfast may just fit the bill.

Jason Linkins

Grover Norquist's NCAA Bracket Is Already Busted All To Hell | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Why on earth did Americans For Tax Reform's Grover Norquist take No. 14 seed Valparaiso to the Final Four in his NCAA Bracket? Because of taxes, natch...

Michigan State vs. Valparaiso

Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

No. 3 seed Michigan State will face No. 14 Valparaiso in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the Midwest region. Tom Izzo's Spartans ar...

WATCH: Forest Fire Rips Through Homes

Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

A forest fire near the Beagle Channel in the commune of Viña del Mar, Chile, has engulfed more than 50 hectares of land -- about 120 acres -- and tak...

Pablo Neruda's Chile: Where Oddities And Inspirations Abound

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Olivia Katrandjian

Cherry trees are in bloom for a week or two at most. They come and go so quickly that if you're not careful, you might miss them. Neruda was like that. An ardent lover of women, he had three wives and countless flames.

Photo Exhibit: Saving Sharks in Chile

Matt Rand | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

Shark finning is legal in Chile, and a serious threat to the estimated 53 species of sharks found in the country's waters. As recently as 2008, Chile exported 36 tons of shark fins to Hong Kong.

Valparaiso 12-Year-Old Handcuffed, Charged Over Spilled Milk

Posted 06.15.2011 | Chicago

He may not have cried, but a 12-year-old boy in Valparaiso, Indiana was handcuffed and charged with resisting law enforcement over spilled milk. Th...

Teen Girls Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 17-Year-Old Boy

Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

Two teenage girls in Northwestern Indiana are facing several charges for allegedly tying up an older boy and assaulting him. The two girls, one age...

Earthquake Shakes Chile

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled central Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital Santiago, but there were no rep...

Retired Cop Accused Of Attacking Woman At Indiana Nudist Colony

Indiana Post-Tribune | Theatre in Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

VALPARAISO -- A retired Chicago police officer was arrested at Lake of the Woods Nudist Colony after allegedly pushing a 66-year-old pool attendant to...

Sexting Case: Two Valparaiso Middle Schoolers Charged | Ken Kosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

VALPARAISO | Two Ben Franklin Middle School students who Valparaiso police said were caught using their cell phones to exchange nude pictures of each ...