The extreme south region of Chile, Magallanes continues with record low unemployment, less than half the national average, according to the official stats for the mobile June/August quarter. While the Chilean national average unemployment is 6.7% in Magallanes it stands at 3.3%, and 0.8 percentage points less than a year ago.
The Chilean community in the Falkland Islands celebrated their country’s independence day on Thursday 18 September with a reception hosted by H E the Governor Colin Roberts at Government House, and a party at the Narrows Bar.
The British and German embassies in Santiago hosted the first UK-Germany Climate Change Diplomacy Day. The joint initiative was organised to increase the awareness of the importance of climate change as it is a critical issue for both countries.
Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry’s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile.
Norwegian giant salmon-faming company Marine Harvest has announced an agreement to purchase assets of the former Chilean farming company Acuinova Chile SA, currently in bankruptcy, for 120 million dollars.
As Chileans commemorated the 41 st anniversary of the 1973 military coup, Justice Minister José Antonio Gomez announced that the government of Michelle Bachelet will seek to repeal the Amnesty Law, a legacy of the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
In Chile there's no room, and there can be no room, for violence or fear, President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday at a ceremony commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1973 military coup and several days after a bomb blast injured 14 people in this capital. The 17-year military dictatorship remains controversial and a rift in Chilean society.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza recalled on Thursday the tragic events that occurred on September 11, in Chile and the United States, in 1973 and 2001, and called on the international community “to observe tolerance and to respect diversity at a time when the world is shaken once more by violence.”
Forty-one years to the day after General Augusto Pinochet seized power in a military coup in Chile, a right-wing legislator was arrested for alleged involvement in the killing of three activists during the 17-year Pinochet dictatorship.
Monday's bombing at a Santiago metro station that left at least ten people wounded was a terrorist attack, the Chilean government said. This is the last and most serious of a string of bombs that have been found across Santiago most planted at night.