Clothes of the late Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean military leader, has been put up for sale by his son at a central Santiago tailor's shop, but only to customers identified as the Chilean dictator's supporters, reports say.
Farmers were warned yesterday they will have to wait until the end of the week before the all clear can be sounded on the foot and mouth outbreak.
Continued frigid artic weather in Chile's key agricultural growing areas will cost the country at least US$200 million in loses, according the industry and government leaders. An estimated 85,000 sheep, cattle, pigs and goats have died for lack of food, and key fruit export crops, including avocados and citrus fruit, have been greatly damaged.
Inflation in China, the world's fastest-growing major economy, accelerated to its highest level in more than 10 years, fuelling speculation that the Government may raise interest rates for the fourth time this year.
Twenty companies and consortia from eleven different countries have shown a firm interest in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile.
The gap between rich and poor jumped fourfold globally in the last decade: while in the nineties a wealthy person had 30 times richer than a poor person, the rate has currently ballooned to 130 to one, according to the latest report from Amnesty International Council.
United States asked the World Trade Organization to rule in a complaint against China over piracy of copyrighted movies, music, software and books, escalating a dispute that has soured commercial relations between the two trading giants.
The United States based Seafood Watch Program (SWP) has blacklisted Chilean seabass, advising U.S. consumers that the fish species is commonly exposed to mercury contamination. To prevent possible health risks, SWP suggests a significant decrease in Chilean seabass consumption, especially for children, who should be restricted to a maximum of one serving per month.