Chile is getting a boost from aid at home and abroad following last week’s massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake: TV Chile began a telethon Friday with a goal of $27 million in donations from nearly 20 countries to help clean up damage caused by the quake and subsequent tsunamis. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has also promised $10 million in aid. “Chile has been extraordinarily generous in assisting Haiti in its time of need," he said. "Now is the moment for the United Nations and the international community to stand with Chile and its people.” With hundreds dead, Chilean officials have announced three days of nationwide mourning, during which homes hang the national flag in memory of lost friends and family.
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