The presidential and parliamentary elections in Chile will take place next Sunday, with the conservative candidate and ex president Sebastian Piñera, the favorite to win, according to surveys.
The frontrunner for Chile’s presidency, billionaire businessman Sebastian Piñera, faces an array of left-wing parties in this year’s elections but he can expect help from one quarter - low turnout.
A Chilean court this week acquitted eleven Mapuche people accused of terrorism over an arson attack that killed an elderly couple, part of a series of indigenous rights protests.
Chilean conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera maintained his lead in voter preference ahead of the Nov. 19 election, and was seen beating his two closest rivals in a likely runoff, pollster CEP said on Wednesday
The humble jellyfish has been found to be a major source of food for albatrosses which inhabit the Southern Ocean, new research has discovered.
LATAM launched on 5 October non-stop flights between Melbourne and Santiago. The route will offer the only direct connection between Melbourne and Latin America and see three flights per week on a Boeing 787-9.
JetSMART, Chile's ultra low cost airline is planning to link Santiago with Punta Arenas as of next December, charging some 8.000 Chilean Pesos for each leg, plus boarding taxes, 15.500 Pesos, according to the company's CEO Estuardo Ortiz. The exchange rate is approx Pesos 600 to the US dollar.
The Royal Gibraltar Regiment recently deployed one of its officers to Santiago in Chile. Major Timothy Cumming deployed from July 12/August 2 to Santiago to assist in the delivery of some critical Pre-Deployment Training (PDT). This training was delivered to members of the Chilean Armed Forces that were going to make up the latest United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) contingent.
The Chilean flagged Stella Australis opened this week the Punta Arenas 2017/28 cruise season, which is expected to extend until the end of March. Probably the most experienced company to enjoy the glaciers and fjords of Tierra del Fuego, its cruises make round trips between Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile and Ushuaia, capital of Argentine Tierra del Fuego.
Chileans in the Falkland Islands celebrated their country's Independence Day with a reception at Government House in Stanley on Monday and on the weekend a traditionally lively gathering at The Narrows Bar.