Global warming, a phenomenon now confirmed worldwide by scientific journals and international forums, will have devastating effects on the Chilean agricultural industryÃÂ¢€”perhaps the country's most important economic activity. The most threatening problem is the likely appearance of agricultural pests, from which Chile has heretofore been free.
Chile's Exporters Association (Asoex) proposed last week the introduction of foreign workers to make up for a scarcity of labour in Chile's agricultural workforce. Critics accused Asoex president Ronald Brown of seeking to profit from poorly paid foreign labour on temporary contracts.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and the world's richest man is currently on an Antarctica cruise in one of the largest and most luxurious private super-yachts belonging to his associate Paul Allen.
Two devastating fires this weekend in Chile, one Punta Arenas and the other in Valparaiso have taken the lives of at least 13 people.
Chile's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday rejected a proposal from the Peruvian government to redefine maritime borders between the two countries. In a public declaration issued by Foreign Minister Alexander Foxley, Chile's government stated that the Chile-Peru maritime border had already been defined by international treaties in the past.
The Ecuadorean government named another woman to be defense minister, to take over after the first female to hold the office was killed in a helicopter accident.
The University of Los Lagos (ULA) is planning to build the first Fish Farming Park in Chile on a 5.5-hectare terrain, in the Tongoy Bay of Coquimbo Region IV, investing more than CLP 450 million (USD 826.400).
President Hugo Chavez was granted Wednesday by the National Assembly special powers during 18 months, to accelerate changes in broad areas of society and the economy by presidential decree.
After returning from her summer vacation on Lake Caburgua, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet plans to embark on an impressive tour of Latin American countries to encourage regional cooperation. She will then jet off to Europe to compare notes with sister countries famed for their welfare states.
The weeks' long tremors that have residents of Chilean Patagonia fearsome of a major earthquake can be traced to a submarine fissure and not the tectonic plaques, according to a group of scientists working in the area.