Bolivia's Foreign Affairs Minister David Choquehuanca announced Friday in La Paz that Chile had formalized its intention of returning to the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, which she abandoned 31 years ago.
Next week Chile will officially invite international corporations to participate in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Magallanes Region. Chilean Minister of Mines Karen Pniachik will be in Punta Arenas for the opening ceremony.
A new alternative route linking Puerto Natales with the renowned Torres del Paine National Park, cutting in half the distance from 140 to 70 kilometres, was opened this week in Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon Venezuela's ambassador Julio Garcia Montoya for the indispensable clarification of President Hugo Chavez' reference to the Brazilian Senate as a parrot that repeats whatever Washington says adding that the Brazilian Congress was controlled by the right wing.
Argentina resumed shipments of crucial natural gas to Chile's populous central region yesterday, Chilean energy officials said, easing fears that an acute energy shortage could worsen.
Chile is planning to double Antarctic scientific research funds this coming season 2007/08 revealed this week in Punta Arenas Jose Retamales, director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute.
Chile is looking to acquire Uruguay's unused natural gas permits with Argentina in order to secure a steady supply of gas for Santiago. This proposal comes on the heels of an intensifying energy crisis, with the country's capital city facing possible residential and commercial gas cuts.
Venezuelan police fired tear gas and plastic bullets Monday into a crowd of thousands protesting a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced a television station critical of his leftist government off the air.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez threatened Tuesday to sanction Globovision television station if they continue to incite a murder attempt on his life and insisted that the students' rioting allegedly to protest the taking out of the air of another network was part of a de-stabilization plan.
President Michelle Bachelet left Chile late Sunday evening for a state visit to northern European nations where she will meet with Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stotltenberg and Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey. Bachelet will return to Chile on June 4.