Chile saw a 16% real increase in its minimum wage over the past 7 years, putting it in 5th place among Latin American countries. Argentina came in first, doubling its minimum wage since 2000, followed by Uruguay, which increased by 50%. Brazil and Ecuador took 4th and 5th place.
Bolivian President Evo Morales created a political stir in Chile when he hinted Sunday that his country is considering selling natural gas to Chile, even while admitting that his cabinet is divided over the issue.
Chilean investigators are working with Brigham Young University to genetically select the best and most productive characteristics of Chile's llama population. Their aim is to ultimately repopulated Chile's southern Patagonia with llamas, which could become an economic resource for the region and also contribute to halting the erosion of Patagonia's fragile soil, which llama hooves do not wear down.
A glacial lake in Chile's southern Andes has disappeared, and scientists want to know why. The disappearance of the five-acre lake in the Huemules National Park was discovered in late May by park rangers.
Venezuela is interested in becoming a member of a new Mercosur but if there's no clear change willingness we're not interested in the old Mercosur, said President Hugo Chavez in an interview with the Spanish government agency EFE.
Trade between Chile and Canada has quintupled in the past five years, with a whopping 1.45 billion US dollars in goods now exchanged, reports Chile's International Economic Relations Directorate (DIRECON),
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez thanked all Organization of American States, (OAS) country members for not supporting a United States proposal to intervene regarding the non license renewal for Radio Caracas Television, one of the country?s main opposition television stations.
A study by MasterCard published this week ranked Santiago de Chile as the best place in Latin America for doing business.
A recent study conducted by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) found that Chileans have a mixed take on their government: the government has been successful at protecting human rights and promoting democracy, but has not been as effective in dealing with crime and unemployment.
The latest poll on Socioeconomic characterization of the Chilean population shows that since 1990 the number of Chileans living in poverty conditions has dropped to almost half, but still over two million continue to be poor including half a million indigent.