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The Chilean Andes will be the location for the world’s largest telescope: the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), costing more than €1bn, which will capture the universe's earliest moments.
Chile's economy grew a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in the third quarter from the second quarter of 2011, slowing from a downwardly revised 1.3% in the previous quarter.
On October 13, 2010, the 33 trapped Chilean miners looked upon the blazing sunshine of the Atacama Desert for the first time in over two months. It was remarkable they had survived at all, but their successful rescue after so long underground was positively incredible.
The new campaign by Chile’s National Tourism Service (Sernatur) aims to make tourism the third largest sector of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020. The campaign will be launched on Jan. 1, 2012.
After nearly six months of planning, the Chilean Embassy in the United States—headed by Ambassador Arturo Fermandois—is refining the final details for the opening of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of National History in Washington, D.C., on the historic rescue of the 33 Chilean miners last October.
Thirty-one of the 33 Chilean miners rescued last year from the bottom of the San José mine filed a lawsuit late last week against the government agency that was supposed to have monitored the safety of the mine. The 33 miners were miraculously rescues after surviving nearly two months underground.
Chile, a country where the demand for energy has skyrocketed over the past decade, experts are gathering to discuss another answer to Latin America’s increasing energy needs: solar power.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera has responded to Bolivian President Evo Morales who said Saturday that “Atacama, used to be Bolivian and we hope to recover it soon, although a presidential spokesmen later said “it was a joke.”
The Chilean commission investigating the mining disaster in the Atacama desert last year, has found the owners of the San Jose mine and the National Service of Geology and Mines responsible for the accident and the Chilean government free of any blame.
Organizers have unveiled the route for the 2011 Dakar Rally which will start and finish in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires and include a section through Chile. The 33rd edition of the “the world's toughest motor-sport event” will be the third to be run in South America after concerns about terrorists moved the rally in 2009 from its traditional route through the Sahara desert in North Africa.