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Montevideo, January 18th 2019 - 11:51 UTC


  • Saturday, December 22nd 2018 - 15:39 UTC

    General Rozas becomes new director of Carabineros as Hermes Soto is sacked

    “I have decided to appoint General Mario Rozas Córdova as general director of Carabineros,” Piñera said in La Moneda Friday.

    Chile's President Sebastián Piñera Friday appointed General Mario Rozas as the new director of Carabineros following the dismissal of General Hermes Soto on Thursday after three vídeos of the force's unproper handling of the Catrillanca case were released.

  • Saturday, December 22nd 2018 - 09:24 UTC

    Mapuche rebel Jones-Huala gets 9 years in Chilean prison

    Jones-Huala has already served 1178 days of his sentence.

    Argentine Mapuche leader Facundo Jones Huala was sentenced Friday to nine years and one day in jail by a Chilean court in Valdivia. Jones-Huala received a six-year sentence for arson plus three years and one day for illegal possession of a firearm in the context of the 2013 attack at the Pisu Pisué farm in Río Bueno.

  • Thursday, December 20th 2018 - 08:11 UTC

    Earthquake rocks Chile's Easter Island, but no tsunami

    The Chilean island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean famous for its stone statues.

    An earthquake measuring 6.2 degrees on the Richter scale struck Chile's Easter Islands in the South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, US and Chilean seismic centres reported, while an ensuing tsunami was ruled out.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    GREAT Maritime law professionals visit Chile

    During their stay in the country, the experts in maritime law attended a reception hosted by HRH the Princess Royal

    The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice, the British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and the British Embassy in Santiago organized a visit to Chile of UK legal professionals. The delegation of experts in maritime law visited Chile in late November to join HRH Princess Anne, who travelled to the country to join the celebrations of the Chilean Navy’s 200th anniversary.

  • Friday, December 14th 2018 - 07:01 UTC

    HMS Montrose enjoys warm welcome in Chile

    HRH Princess Anne smiles as she talks to guests on HMS Montrose.

    HMS Montrose joined Chile’s party of the year as the country celebrated the 200th birthday of its Navy. The frigate was invited to join old friends – former British warships HMS Grafton, Sheffield and Marlborough, now serving under the Chilean flag – and make new friends in the port of Valparaiso where a series of high-profile anniversary events were staged over nine days.

  • Thursday, December 13th 2018 - 12:32 UTC

    Former carabineros Sgt admits he was ordered to lie in Catrillanca case probe

    “There are people who made us lie,” explained Alarcón

    Former Carabineros Sergeant Carlos Alarcón told prosecutors that he and his fellow servicemen were coached to hide the truth from investigators in the death of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca Marín on November 14 in La Araucania, it was reported Tuesday.

  • Monday, December 10th 2018 - 10:21 UTC

    Chilean President Piñera pulls Jungle Commando out of Araucania

    “We are going to reinforce La Araucanía's plan,” said Piñera.

    Chile's President Sebastián Piñera Saturday announced the Carabineros' élite GOPE squad, commonly referred to as “Jungle Commando,” will be withdrawn from the Araucania region, but warned that security in the area will be reinforced nonetheless.

  • Monday, December 10th 2018 - 05:05 UTC

    Chile pulls out of controversial UN migration pact

    Rodrigo Ubilla, Chile’s Deputy Interior Secretary said that Chile's representatives would not attend the event to adopt the pact this week in Marrakesh

    Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Piñera's government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 16:03 UTC

    Feminists oppose renaming Chile's main airport after Pablo Neruda

    Santiago's airport in the Pudahuel area seems to need renaming. Aviation pioneer Arturo Merino Benítez not good enough?

    As the project to rename Santiago's international airport is back under the spotlight, feminist groups have brought the attention to the fact that 1971 Literature Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda is not worthy of that honour.

  • Friday, December 7th 2018 - 07:00 UTC

    UK defense companies and HMS Montrose at Chile's Exponaval 2018

    Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate, HMS Montrose in Valparaiso during the Chilean Navy's bicentennial celebrations. Photo: POA (Phot) Mick Storey/MOD.

    Innovation, partnership and technology transfer are the main themes as the UK is showing a strong commitment to the UK/Chilean defense relationship by sending HMS Montrose a Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate to support the bicentennial celebrations and Exponaval 2018 in Valparaiso, Chile.