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March 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The pilot of a Chilean jetliner spotted flaming objects falling near the plane as it headed for a landing in New Zealand, airline officials said. U.S. experts said the objects were probably meteors burning up in the atmosphere. They doubted Australian media reports that the objects could be pieces of a falling Russian spacecraft, saying the space junk had fallen at a different time.
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December 13, 2009 | By Chris Kraul
As Chileans vote today for the first time since the death of dictator Augusto Pinochet, analysts say the expected victory of a conservative billionaire says more about voters' craving for better education and infrastructure than a return to authoritarian days. Sebastian Pinera, a Harvard-educated economist who owns a TV station, a soccer team and a chunk of the LAN-Chile airline, is projected to get the highest number of votes but probably not the 50%+1 he needs to avoid a runoff.
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December 14, 2009 | By Chris Kraul
In a vote that could signal the end of the center-left coalition that has governed Chile since the end of the Pinochet military dictatorship, right-wing billionaire Sebastian Pinera came out on top in Sunday's presidential election, setting the stage for a runoff with former President Eduardo Frei next month. FOR THE RECORD: Chile's election: An article in Monday's Section A about the presidential election in Chile said three communists were elected to Congress for the first time since Salvador Allende was elected in 1973.
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