MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, October 20th 2018 - 03:18 UTC


  • Tuesday, May 29th 2018 - 09:14 UTC

    Smog emergency in Santiago de Chile for the fifth day running

    Besides, home wood stoves and burning farm fields is also banned, and there is a strong recommendation to avoid sports activities in the open, particularly in schools.

    Santiago de Chile is under a smog emergency for the fifth day running because of the poor quality of air, as reported by the local authorities of the Chilean capital. For this reason 40% of vehicles without catalytic convertors, and with plate numbers ending in 0,1,2 or 3 are banned from circulating in the city. Likewise motorcycles manufactured before 2002 and with plate numbers ending in 0 and 1.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2018 - 07:55 UTC

    Boris Johnson highlights Chile as one of the great global countries for free trade

    The Foreign Secretary held talks with President Sebastián Piñera

    British Foreign Secretary highlighted the close political links with Chile and commercial opportunities for UK companies during his brief visit to the country, as part of a more ambitious tour of other South American countries, Peru and Argentina.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2018 - 06:31 UTC

    Boris Johnson interested in a trade agreement with Chile and the Pacific Alliance

    The Foreign Secretary held meetings with Chilean president Sebastián Piñera and his counterpart Roberto Ampuero

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson concluded a five-day charm offensive in South America on Wednesday by expressing interest in a trade agreement with Chile and other countries in the so-called Pacific Alliance. Johnson extended a trip to a G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Buenos Aires to include a tour of Peru, Argentina and Chile, seeking closer ties with all three countries.

  • Saturday, May 19th 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Priests sex-abuse in Chile: all bishops offered to resign after meeting the Pope

    The offer of mass resignations by the bishops summoned to Rome marks the first time that all the senior Catholic prelates of a country have taken such a step

    In an unprecedented move, all of Chile’s bishops offered to resign on Friday after attending a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in the country.

  • Saturday, May 19th 2018 - 06:26 UTC

    Boris Johnson will be the first Foreign Secretary to visit Argentina in 15 years

    Boris Johnson will also visit Peru and Chile, in an effort to boost post-Brexit trade, during the five-day tour.

    Boris Johnson is to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years. Mr. Johnson will seek to take advantage of the improvement in relations with Buenos Aires since President Mauricio Macri came to power in 2015.President Macri has talked of lifting curbs on oil, fishing and shipping around the Falkland Islands as tensions eased.

  • Monday, May 14th 2018 - 08:27 UTC

    UK sponsors seminar on “Innovation in the lithium supply chain” at Chile's Mining Fair

    David Gardner, Director of the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy Santiago.

    The British Embassy in Santiago and the Infrastructure and Energy Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organized during Chile's Expomin 2018 Mining Fair the international seminar, “Innovation in the lithium supply chain. Views from Latin America and the United Kingdom”. Britain participated with a pavilion at Expomin, which is the largest mining exhibition in the Latin-American region.

  • Monday, May 14th 2018 - 08:05 UTC

    UK present at Chile's Expomin 2018, with a display of British expertise in mining

    Lord Mayor of the City of London Charles Bowman was in Santiago for the inaugurating the British Pavilion at Expomin 2018.

    The Santiago office of the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the British Embassy participated at Expomin 2018, as part of the Embassy’s campaign to support British companies in the mining sector. This is the second time that the UK has attended and participated with a British Pavilion.

  • Tuesday, May 8th 2018 - 08:19 UTC

    Boosted by mining and consumption Chilean economy activity soars 4.6% in March

    With the figure of the third month, the economic activity, measured by the IMACEC, accumulates an advance of 4.0% in the first quarter

    Chile's economic activity rose 4.6% in March from the same month a year ago, its sharpest rise in five years, with a boost from rising consumption and a strengthening mining sector, the central bank said on Monday. The Monthly Economic Activity Indicator (IMACEC) of the third month compares with a 4% rise in February.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 20:24 UTC

    Uruguay: No position on the FTA with Chile after an official plenary

    Economy Minister Danilo Astori said that the government's opening policy is not supported.

    The plenary of the leftist coalition Broad Front concluded on Sunday with a motion that postergates de decision over the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile, defining to leave the decision on whether or not to support the agreement, delaying the debate to a future plenary whose date is not yet defined. The decision was voted after counting an erroneous sum of the votes in the first instance in which the motion to debate the issue in the plenary had won. However, the votes of the Communist Party of Uruguay (PCU) had been put on the wrong side.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 07:23 UTC

    Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Chile in June 2018

    Mr Jamie Bowden CMG OBE MVO has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Chile.

    Mr Jamie Bowden CMG OBE MVO has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Chile in succession to Ms Fiona Clouder. Mr Bowden will take up his appointment in June 2018.