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Montevideo, August 19th 2018 - 15:28 UTC

Chile

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 11:59 UTC

    Falklands have three new young “ambassadors”

    Hristo Gomez, Marco Franceschini and Mauricio Giraudo, join British Ambassador in Uruguay Ian Duddy at the Government House in Stanley (Pic Twitter)

    Three young people who, judging by their boundless enthusiasm for all things Falkland, could be ambassadors for the Islands after only a week in Stanley and the Camp. Mauricio Giraudo from Uruguay, Marco Franceschini from Brazil and Hristo Gomez, from Chile, are this year’s winners of a competition organized each year by the British embassies in Montevideo, Brasilia and Santiago and sponsored and financed by the Falkland Islands Government.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    Chilean film wins Oscar for best foreign language film, and is an icon for LGBTQ

    The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement

    Taking home the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Sebastian Lelio's drama became the first-ever Chilean film to win an Oscar. But, more importantly, it marked a breakthrough in transgender cinema. The Spanish-language feature, about a trans woman who faces bigotry and intolerance after her partner dies, has become a touchstone for an entire movement, and the film's star, trans actress Daniela Vega, its spokeswoman.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2018 - 10:08 UTC

    Falklands second commercial air link: “Avoid any Argentine flight connection”

    For any proposed second flight it is essential that it does not undermine the existing LATAM flights from Chile or the MOD flights from Brize Norton

    The recent statement entitled ‘Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link’ released by the Falkland Islands Government has met with a mixed reception in the Islands. While some have expressed favor others have reservations and questions.

  • Saturday, February 24th 2018 - 08:10 UTC

    Falklands second commercial air link: “Flight route is done deal” believes Tim Miller

    “There is of course only one economically viable and politically safe second flight route: Santiago-Falklands with a monthly landing en-route at say Neuquen”

    The following was published in the Penguin News, “Your Letters” section in response to the Falklands government last week’s release titled “Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link”

  • Friday, February 23rd 2018 - 07:49 UTC

    Falklands: Second flight statement meets approval and dismay

    Sally Ellis, said the tourism industry was “totally supportive” of any progress being made towards increasing air access to the Falklands, particularly in summer

    A statement entitled ‘Progress made towards establishing a second commercial Falkland Islands air link’ released last week by the Falkland Islands Government, but too late for publication in the Penguin News, has met with a mixed reception in the Islands. While some have expressed favor others have reservations and questions as witnessed by readers’ letters in this Friday edition.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2018 - 02:06 UTC

    Falklands' second weekly commercial air link talks take off, and should crystallize by next October

    MLA Dr Barry Elsby said it was a very positive step forward for the Falklands, since “the additional flight will help us to improve our links with the world at large”

    The United Kingdom and Argentina, following on the September 2016 joint communiqué to establish additional air links with the Falkland Islands, jointly announced on Friday that third country airlines interested in such operations will be contacted. It is expected that by the end of February the commercial process will be initiated, led by the Falkland Islands, and sometime next October the new weekly air link, with a monthly call in Argentina, will become operational.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 08:03 UTC

    Francis sends sex-crimes expert bishop to investigate Chilean clergy

    “The day someone brings me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk,” Francis said outside the northern Chilean city of Iquique on Jan. 19.

    Pope Francis is sending a representative, a sex crimes expert, to Chile to investigate whether a bishop there covered up years of abuse, the Vatican announced. The announcement comes after the pope faced backlash earlier this month during a visit to Chile.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    Chile's incoming finance minister pledges the economy will expand 3.5% this year

    Felipe Larrain will assume as finance minister in March as part of conservative President-elect Sebastian Piñera's cabinet

    Chile's economy is likely to grow by 3.5% this year on the back of increased confidence in a new presidential administration and in improving global economy, the future finance minister said in a local newspaper published on Sunday.

  • Monday, January 29th 2018 - 11:11 UTC

    Punta Arenas moves into alternative energy and plans wind farm to supply 6.000 homes

    With the first stage of the Cabo Negro wind farm, the 2% alternative energy contribution can be expected to increase to 18% of local consumption

    Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile is taking advantage of its weather conditions and will convert its wind gusts into energy. With some six million dollars from the National Fund for Regional Development and in coordination with Chilean government owned oil company Enap, a wind farm will be installed in Cabo Negro during the second half of the year.

  • Monday, January 29th 2018 - 11:06 UTC

    “Rhubarb Day” celebrated at the Magallanes Expo in Punta Arenas

    Punta Arenas residents celebrate with different produce made out of rhubarb

    Punta Arenas celebrated “Rhubarb Day” as part of the Magallanes Expo celebrations. Although not original from the extreme south of Chile, rhubarb has long grown and adapted in Magallanes region where it is much valued for its gastronomic and medicinal properties.