The results of the 2014/2015 cruise season were considered 'positive' for Punta Arenas, in the extreme south of Chile, which received 100 vessel calls, of which 40 international and 60 domestic, totaling 56.383 visitors, a similar number to the previous season.
A group of the main Chilean universities travelled to the United Kingdom on an invitation from UK Universities, with the purpose of deepening links and greater opportunities for collaboration in areas such as research and innovation. This was a follow up mission to the 12 British universities that visited Chile last year to establish links with their counterparts.
Outstanding researchers and scientists from Argentina and Chile in the fields of marine sciences, fisheries Antarctica and technology innovation met this week in Buenos Aires for a day's work coordinating the scientific efforts of both countries.
Chile's Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production in the industry which operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano.
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet expressed regret for not having acted quicker and more aggressively to address a raft of political scandals that have alienated voters and dragged her popularity to an historic low
The eruption of Chile’s Calbuco volcano has resulted in a cloud of ash beginning to spread on Friday into the City of Buenos Aires while the alert in southern cities of Argentina remains.
Uruguay's emergency system, Sinae confirmed on Friday that the ashes from Chile's Calbuco volcano eruption have reached the country and on Saturday will cover the whole of the territory, with some dust precipitations linked to the phenomenon expected.
Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over 42 years on Wednesday, creating a remarkable scene of smoke plumes and ash shooting into the sky. A second eruption Wednesday night blasted red-hot rocks skyward and produced an extraordinary display of volcanic lightning. Winds are pushing the ashes north and easr to several neighboring Argentine provinces.
Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday for the first time in nearly half a century, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency. Officials ordered an evacuation for a 20-kilometer radius around the volcano and the Interior ministry rushed in the army to temporarily take control of the province of Llanquihue and the town of Puerto Octay.
Cruise visitors to Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile during this last 2014/15 season increased by 30%, with 48 vessel calls between last October and April this year, according to Chilean migration and international police records. This represents 78.872 cruise passengers, and is an increase over the 35 calls from the previous season 2013/2014.