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Montevideo, November 19th 2017 - 01:28 UTC


  • Thursday, April 20th 2017 - 01:57 UTC

    Punta Arenas plans to seat a major Antarctica scientific research hub

    Governor Jorge Flies said the objective was for at least 1,000 scientists to settle in the Magellan region capital of Punta Arenas

    Chile will build the International Antarctic Center in the southern city of Punta Arenas, meant to become the entering point to the white continent for the world. The Governor of the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctic, Jorge Flies stated this week that there were 35 projects developing in his jurisdiction, in three important areas.

  • Sunday, April 16th 2017 - 02:03 UTC

    UK sponsored Start-Up Games in Santiago to promote innovative businesses

    Participants of the Start-Up Games Santiago at the gardens of the UK embassy

    Chile’s most enthusiastic entrepreneurs gathered together for Start-Up Games Santiago at the British embassy, sponsored by the UK Department for International Trade. The initiative helps entrepreneurs and innovative businesses develop their business plan through a variety of programs and training. The event featured a huge variety of companies, from virtual reality, to health drinks to green bicycle initiatives.

  • Saturday, April 15th 2017 - 08:10 UTC

    Chile expands Patagonia national parks with Tompkins Foundation donation

    The Tompkins Foundation of one million acres will help form a network of 17 national parks along Patagonia that spans most of Chile.

    Chile set aside 11 million acres of land for national parks aided by the largest private land donation from a private entity to a country. The conservation effort of the Tompkins Foundation helped pave the way for Chile to greatly expand its conservation of the pristine Patagonia wilderness.

  • Saturday, April 15th 2017 - 07:39 UTC

    China becomes Chile's leading wine market ahead of United States

    Under the banner “Love Wine, Love Chile,” the campaign targeted consumers between the ages of 20 and 35

    China overtook the United States in 2016 to become Chile's No. 1 wine market, Angelica Valenzuela, commercial director of Vinos de Chile, said. Wine consumption in China grew 13.8% last year, Valenzuela told reporters at a press conference organized by the Imagen de Chile Foundation, an agency charged with promoting the national brand

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2017 - 10:27 UTC

    Chilean salmon sold in Buenos Aires revealed high contents of antibiotic residue

    Chilean salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) ”have antibiotic residues above the limit allowed by the International Codex Alimentarius (Codex Alimentarius)

    A study performed by the Institute of Technology of UADE Foundation found that 66% of the salmon fillets imported from Chile that are marketed in the fish farms of the City of Buenos Aires contain remains of antibiotics “that can affect the health of those who consume it ”.

  • Wednesday, April 5th 2017 - 05:49 UTC

    Chile's annual resources' report shows nine fisheries are depleted or collapsed

    Among the positive status changes presented by the 2016 report, the red squat lobster is highlighted (Regions XV to IV)

    The latest annual report from Chile's Fisheries administration, “Public Account of Resources Status 2016” indicates that of the 43 existing fisheries, 25 have biological reference points (PBR) which means a precautionary approach. The presentation was made by Paolo Trejo, Under Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture.

  • Thursday, March 30th 2017 - 10:37 UTC

    Chile Day in London next June; UK ambassador underlines importance of free trade

    “Chile Day offers a significant opportunity for deepening and enhancing our long standing relationship with Chile in trade and other areas”

    The announcement that Chile Day will take place in London in June 2017 is good for the United Kingdom and for Chile, boosting trade and investment between our two nations, said British ambassador in Santiago, Fiona Clouder, who made it a point to praise the significance of free trade.

  • Tuesday, March 28th 2017 - 07:54 UTC

    Chile, Argentina and Uruguay planning greater coordination of cruise circuits

    Punta Arenas is a crucial logistics port for Antarctic cruises and for scientific research vessels from the Antarctic Treaty country-members.

    Punta Arenas Austral Ports Company, EPA, was part of the Chilean stand at the Seatrade Cruise Global fair which took place in mid March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attracts the best of the cruise industry, operators and port terminals from all the world.

  • Monday, March 27th 2017 - 07:50 UTC

    Massive protests in Chilean cities against the private pension scheme

    Implemented under Pinochet, (under World Bank guidelines), AFPs has now amassed close to 160 billion dollars in assets

    Close to 350,000 people in Chile’s capital Santiago and a further two million nationwide took part on Sunday in street protests demanding the replacement of a private pension system imposed under the Pinochet regime, following recommendations from multilateral organisms. The protesters main demand is the elimination of the current pension system, the privately run AFPs (Pension Fund Administrators).

  • Friday, March 24th 2017 - 11:09 UTC

    Workers at the world's largest copper mine in Chile end 43/day strike

    The end of the 43-day strike came on the day it broke the record for the longest mining strike in copper-rich Chile's history.

    Workers at the world's largest copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, ended a lengthy strike Thursday that had caused turbulence on global copper markets. But the company warned they had only made matters worse by pushing negotiations back another year and a half.