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Chile's Mining Minister, Laurence Golborne, speaks at a press conference about the trapped miners, Aug. 9.

SANTIAGO, Chile — In his first conversation with the trapped miners through a remote phone device on Monday, Chile Mining Minister Laurence Golborne learned what the miners wanted most: Food, toothbrushes and beer. They also wanted to sing the national anthem. Read more» 1

Gone are the days when McDonald’s fliers boasting of well-balanced meals of cheeseburgers and French fries landed on Chilean doorsteps. Now there is talk of taxing junk food and putting warnings on fatty foods to combat Chile’s exploding obesity rates. Read more»

Chilean troops patrol Concepcion, March 1.

Three days after the quake, there's looting and hoarding on Chile's streets as residents wait for basic necessities to be restored. Read more»