Another Black Out Hits Chile


News Americas, SANTIAGO, Chile, Tues. Sept. 26, 2011: Another blackout hit the northern portions of Chile Monday, just days after the country suffered consecutive outages.

Chile suffered a blackout on Saturday which left more than half of the country’s 17 million people in the dark. Then on Sunday, a blackout hit around Chile’s port city of Valparaiso.

On Monday, much of northern Chile lost power. The reasons remain unclear, but failures in the transmission grid are suspected, prompting t Energy Minister Rodrigo Alvarez to call for strong new investments in the country’s energy network.

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One Dead Following Explosion In Argentina

News Americas, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Tues. Sept. 27, 2011: A woman was killed in Argentina Monday after an explosion occurred in Monte Grande, on the outskirts of Argentina’s capital. The explosion occurred due to leaking gas and a poor connection to a pizza oven. It wrecked two homes, a business […]