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Ingles Popular melodies of Sol y Lluvia arrive at Galpón Víctor Jara

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22/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- After a series of performances in Talca and Valparaíso, the Chilean band Sol y Lluvia has returned to Santiago for a concert at 11:00 PM tonight at Galpón Víctor Jara. The presentation marks the popular singing group's return to a large-scale venue in the capital city, as well as the continuation of one of the series planned to grace the stage for the rest of the year: the "Canto Libre" cycle, which will go on through December. Founded in 1978 by brothers Amaro, Johnny and Charles Labra (playing guitar, base and drums respectively), Sol y Lluvia is now celebrating its 30 year anniversary with a national tour that commenced in 2008 and will continue through the rest of 2009. The group has also announced the recording of its next album, which will follow the previous releases of "La conspiración de la esperanza" (2004) and the DVD "En vivo" (2005). After gaining...

Ingles Court to decide which will is valid for Temuco millionaire

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22/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- After a second will revoking the decision of deceased agricultural mogul Oliva Albertina Cortessi to leave more than 4.5 billion pesos to the Hogar de Cristo charity, the courts will have to be the ones to determine which document is valid. The decision will be determined by the First Civil Court of Temuco, which will have to establish whether the first document, dating back to 1997, or the second text presented by relatives of the businesswoman will be considered official version. According to the latter, signed in 2005, the woman planned to leave her possessions, which include six rural properties, three homes and a school, to her relatives. Nevertheless, the attorney representing the deceased, Sonia Vargas, has contested the validity of the second will. Meanwhile, Carlos Reyes, the attorney that wrote the document, has said that it was intended to "nullify the...

Ingles Man carrying homemade bomb dies in explosion in downtown Santiago

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22/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- A man was severely mutilated and killed early this morning when a homemade bomb he was carrying exploded in downtown Santiago. The individual was riding his bicycle near the School of Gendarmerie, located on Matta Avenue, when the device he was carrying in his backpack exploded at approximately 1:30 AM. According to Radio Bío Bío, the explosive was made out of a fire extinguisher that had been filled with gunpowder. After hearing the loud noise, residents in the area awoke and made their way to the scene of the explosion where they encountered the horrifically burned and dismembered body of the man. Police cornered off the scene after finding tissue remains within a 70 meter radius of the explosion. Authorities are currently investigating to determine the individual's identity and the characteristics of the bomb. Following hours of analysis performed by...

Ingles Roland Garros tournament drawing comes out favorable for Chile

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22/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO/ PARIS.- The Chilean tennis players at the Roland Garros tournament enjoyed a beneficial drawing, although two of them could face each other during the third round. Fernando González (ATP No.12) will face a player from the qualifiers, Paul Capdeville (ATP No.76) will go up against Argentine player Diego Junqueira (ATP No.79) and Nicolás Massú (ATP No.122) will play against Austrian player Daniel Koellerer (ATP No.81). Capdeville and Massú could face each other during the third round, although the Santiago native will have to defeat a rival that he just recently lost to in Kitzbühel before going up against Russian national Nikolay Davydenko (ATP No.10) and Austrian player Stefan Koubek. Meanwhile, Massú and Koellerer faced each other in Kitzbühel in 2005, where the Viña del Mar native triumphed by 7-6(5) and 7-5. If he moves on to the next round, he will...

Ingles Velasco speaks out against right wing criticism of statements made by Bachelet

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22/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Following the latest public address by President Michelle Bachelet, Andrés Velasco refuted the words of criticism spoken by the right-wing Alianza coalition and their presidential candidate, Sebastián Piñera, stressing that the decisions made pertained to government initiatives, not campaigning ones. In response to the statements made by the presidential candidate, who said that he would have preferred a bonus of $50 thousand pesos and not $40 thousand as was announced by Bachelet, Minister Velasco asserted that "there is no shame in asking, but when you are governing and not campaigning, you have to make decisions and the government has made decisions I consider wise". During an interview with Radio Cooperativa, the state official also rejected criticism made by the Alliance regarding "minimal investment", saying that the statement "simply does not align with the...

Ingles Bielsa arrives in Japan and Esteban Paredes could be number '9' for Chile

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22/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Marcelo Bielsa has already convened a training session for the Chilean national soccer team in Japan, and rumor has it that the national tournament striker Esteban Efraín Paredes could play as center-forward during the first match of the Kirin Cup against Japan this Wednesday at 6:35 AM Chilean time. According to Radio Cooperativa, Coach Bielsa led the practice with a focus on the offensive sector of the team and paid special attention to Paredes as a main point of attack along with forwards Fabián Orellana (right) and Jean Beausejour (left). The team's winger was Jorge Valdivia, who spoke quite a bit with Paredes to fine tune movements with the offense players of the national team. Bielsa's squadron is training at the J-Village Complex in Hirono with a very demanding regimen that included physical training yesterday directed by Luis Bonini and tactical work directed...

Ingles Authorities rule out human influenza case in Mendoza

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22/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

MENDOZA.- The director of hospitals for the Province of Mendoza, Susana Bresca, has stated that the Chilean national travelling by bus that displayed symptoms of human influenza has not been infected by the virus. "The patient is only mildly ill and is suffering from few complications", explained Bresca. The health authority also said that the Chilean man "is currently staying at the Lencina Hospital for reasons that are more practical than medicinal. He is staying there, he is not hospitalized. It is for his own protection". With regards to the incidents that took place last night as the bus arrived with the presumably infected passenger, Bresca contended that "what happened upon arrival was terrible and incomprehensible". "If we look at it from a point of view of someone who is uninformed when it comes to the scale of the illness, it is understandable, but in any case there...

Ingles Los Jaivas continue exotic tour agenda: this time in China

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20/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- At exactly 1:35 PM next Monday, May 25, Los Jaivas will take off on Air France flight 401 en route to Paris, where they will immediately transfer to a flight for Beijing, the city where they are set to participate in the 2009 Arts Festival. The Beijing Arts Festival is known as a grand event that brings together innumerable bands and musical groups from all over the world, not to mention hundreds of other artistic and cultural expositions from 30 countries. In representation of Chile, Los Jaivas will play three concerts at distinct venues of the Far East millennium capital. The performances are set for the 28, 29 and 30 of May, in addition to a special honorary show at the Chilean Embassy, an invitation extended personally on the part of Ambassador Fernando Reyes Matta. The group also plans to visit the Forbidden City and the mythical Great Wall of China. Other exotic...

Ingles Eduardo Frei rebuts campaign criticism

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20/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.– Following the criticism expressed by some sectors with regards to the pace of his presidential campaign, the Concertación candidate defended the work he has done and stated that in order to verify that his run for La Moneda has already launched, one has to be on the street, not speaking with the press. In an interview with Radio Futuro, the former President rebutted declarations made by Senator Carlos Ominami of the Socialist Party, indicating that "from the point of view of our campaign leadership, over the ten days that we have been in the office, everyone is working hard and things are going well". "And if there is any doubt in anyone's mind, come and join us in the streets. I go out every day, campaigns are won on the ground, not with media commentary" he manifested. The DC Senator also reiterated his negative assessment of the UDI for criticizing the social programs...

Ingles Over 20 thousand tickets already sold for Chile-Bolivia game

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20/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- 21,734 tickets have already been sold for the second-to-final home match of the Chilean National Soccer Team in the qualifying phase for the South Africa 2010 World Cup. On Wednesday, June 10 at 9:00 PM in the National Stadium, Chile goes up against Bolivia in what could potentially be a huge step for the National Team in their race to make it to South Africa. The tickets are on sale at Paris department stores in Iquique, La Serena, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Rancagua, Curicó, Talca, Concepción and Santiago; and are also available at the Feria del Disco in Antofagasta, La Serena, Viña del Mar, Rancagua, Talca, Chillán, Concepción, Temuco, Osorno and Puerto Montt. Ticket prices run from $9,800 pesos in the general stands to $143,800 in the "high pacific" seats. An additional 20% discount is offered if one purchases with the "Mas" card ($7.800 general). Chile goes up...
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