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Montevideo, November 19th 2017 - 01:28 UTC

Chile

  • Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 10:12 UTC

    Canning House to host round table with UK ambassadors from Southern Cone

    Ian Duddy took up post as Ambassador to Uruguay in October 2016

    British Ambassadors to the Southern Cone countries, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile will be attending Canning House to give round-table briefings on their experiences since their recent appointments to their respective posts. They will present the latest political, economic and business updates from those countries and answer any questions during the closed round-table session.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2017 - 07:04 UTC

    Morales accuses Chile of violating International Court of Justice rules

    Morales said that Chile “should acknowledge there are peaceful ways to resolve controversies between nations”

    Bolivian President Evo Morales accused his Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet, of violating rules of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague by “revealing” the content of the report filed by that country in the dispute over the use of the Silala River, while causing an “unnecessary” conflict in the media.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 22:06 UTC

    Chile: Polling stations open for Sunday’s primary elections

    Deputy Felipe Kast,Senator Manuel José Ossandon and former Pte. Sebastian Piñera

    More than 14 million Chileans are eligible to vote Sunday to choose in primary elections who will be the official candidates for the presidential elections of November 19 for two political alliances: Let”s Go Chile and Broad Front. Three politicians are running for the ticket of the right wing Let’s Go Chile, former president (2010-2014) Sebastian Piñera, the favorite; Deputy Felipe Kast, and Senator Manuel José Ossandon.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 21:36 UTC

    Chile Day 2017 speech by Sir Alan Duncan

    Sir Alan Duncan speaking at Chile Day 2017

    Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan spoke of the strength of the UK-Chile relationship, our historical ties and common values. Chile Day's objective include strengthening ties between the City of London and representatives from Chilean capital markets

  • Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 08:17 UTC

    LGBTI Diversity Flag hoisted in Chilean city of Punta Arenas

    “What happened on Wednesday is a tremendous milestone that Punta Arenas,” Iguales Foundation president Pi said.

    The diversity flag was hoisted Wednesday on Mount La Cruz in Punta Arenas, Chile's southernmost city, as part of the celebration of the International Gay Pride Day (LGBTI) by the Iguales Foundation. Similar ceremonies were held all over the world, including the Magallanes Region Government House, over 2,000 kilometers south of Santiago.

  • Monday, June 26th 2017 - 21:22 UTC

    'Alive' survivor Coche Inciarte writes his memoirs

    Coche Inciarte admits he was a survivor but not “a protagonist” of the 1972 tragedy

    José Luis “Coche” Inciarte, one of the 16 survivors from the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crash into the Andes mountains on Friday, October 13, 1972, has published his memoirs, in which he focuses on that life-changing event.

  • Sunday, June 25th 2017 - 12:57 UTC

    Bachelet promised to submit a proposal to Congress which seeks to create a ministry for Indigenous people.

    •	Chilean President Michelle Bachelet apologizes for “errors and horrors” committed against the Mapuche

    On Friday, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet extended a formal apology to the Mapuche people for “errors and horrors” perpetrated by the state against their communities. She announced plans to concede more power and resources to the Indigenous group.

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2017 - 20:19 UTC

    Chilean court orders to return $4.8m to Pinochet’s family

    Augusto Pinochet ruled Chile as a dictatorship from Sept. 11 1973 until March 11, 1990

    A Chilean appeals court Wednesday ruled that $4.8-million in cash and assets frozen during a legal investigation is to be returned to the family of late longtime dictator Augusto Pinochet.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2017 - 16:26 UTC

    Pence to visit Colombia, Chile, Argentina and Panama in August

    Vice President Pence to tour the Americas as a token of US interest despite budget cuts

    US Vice President Mike Pence announced he will be travelling to Central and South America later this year. During a conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami it became known that the Vice President will be touring Colombia -Cartagena and Bogota-, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Panama City on August 13-18.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2017 - 12:41 UTC

    Argentina joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

    The AIIB's funding capabilities is said to be exactly what Argentina and other Latin American countries need.

    In need of further international financial assistance and under pressure after settling a debt crisis, President Mauricio Macri's administration makes yet another move to seek renewed channels for funding.