Tag: Chile

Monday, September 19th 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Punta Arenas port increased docking space should be ready early 2017

 “This is an emblematic project for us and it is keeping to budget and timetable, with work intensified this last week”, said Ignacio Covacevich

Works on the extension of the Prat dock in the port of Punta Arenas picked up this last week and should be ready for the beginning of next year, including two dolphins and six jackets, which should enable all cruise passengers to land directly.

Monday, September 12th 2016 - 10:38 UTC

Chile marked the 43 anniversary of the military coup headed by Pinochet that ousted Allende

Chileans marked the 43 anniversary of the coup which ousted elected President  Allende and began the 17-year dictatorship of Pinochet on 11 September 1973.

Remembering a painful past, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet said on Sunday the truth must be told and justice be served for thousands of victims of the country’s dictatorship. She made the statement as Chileans marked the 43 anniversary of the coup which ousted democratically-elected President Salvador Allende and began the 17-year-long dictatorship of General Pinochet on September 11, 1973.

Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 04:07 UTC

HMS Protector crew parade next to the Chilean navy to honor Pilot Pardo in Punta Arenas

The ceremony remembered the expertise and courage of the Chilean navy officer in the “Yelcho” tug, probably the first successful rescue operation in Antarctica

Sailors and Royal Marines from Ice Patrol HMS Protector participated on Sunday in a major parade in Punta Arenas, next to members from the Chilean Navy, local Fire fighters and two schools, as part of the commemorations to honor pilot Luis Pardo Villalón, the Chilean navy officer who a century ago rescued the 22 survivors of Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition “Endurance”.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 07:53 UTC

Chileans massive protest to end the private pension system; Bachelet's approval plummets to 15%

 Opponents of Chile’s private pension system say it forces workers to give their earnings to for-profit funds that do not ensure a dignified old age for all Chileans.

Tens of thousands of Chileans took to the streets throughout the country on Sunday, seeking to increase pressure on the government to throw out Chile’s private pension system in favor of one that would provide better retirement benefits.

Monday, August 22nd 2016 - 12:00 UTC

Chile: scientific report states that dumping dead salmon in the sea was not linked to red tide

 The report underlines that at the time the salmon dumping was performed (March 14 to 23 this year), there were already harmful algal blooms (HABs), red tide

A committee of independent scientists which was named to investigate the red tide phenomenon affecting the Los Lagos Region in the south of Chile, earlier this year, have concluded that salmon dumping in the sea was not an agent causing the phenomenon.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 05:29 UTC

UK strongly supports innovative solutions for the Chilean mining sector

The Commercial Section of the British Embassy Santiago supported the Small and Medium Scale Mining Conference, Medmin, held on Monday 8 August in Santiago.

The British Embassy in Chile participated at the mining conference Medmin to strengthen the importance of British innovative solutions for the mining sector in a country which is highly dependent on minerals and is the world's leading exporter of copper.

Wednesday, August 17th 2016 - 21:34 UTC

Chile hosts international conference of teachers of English as a foreign language

The British Chilean Chamber of Commerce promoted tools offered by member companies of its Education Committee.

The 14th International Conference of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) was held in Santiago de Chile on 22 and 23 July at Universidad San Sebastian with the attendance of 800 current and future teachers of English.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:52 UTC

UK embassy in Chile hosts major workshop on sustainable mining and tailings

Workshop offered an opportunity to discuss current challenges and opportunities in the field of tailings with project implementers.

Several sustainable mining projects supported by the British Embassy’s 2016 Prosperity Fund and Newton-Picarte science and innovation fund were discussed at a workshop held at the British Embassy in late July.

Thursday, August 11th 2016 - 06:28 UTC

Bachelet forced to introduce reforms to Chile's private pension system

“Too many people receive too low pensions and are left to their own luck,” said Bachelet. “Pensions are a right and they must be shared responsibility.”

Under pressure from the public, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet proposed changes to the most radical of all the economic reforms of former dictator Augusto Pinochet — the private pension system that inspired a wave of similar projects worldwide.

Thursday, August 11th 2016 - 06:14 UTC

Pacific Alliance members invite Uruguay to sign free trade agreements

Uruguay has been invited by Colombia and Peru to conform a free trade area and update and improve the current treaty with Mexico, Nin Novoa revealed

Uruguay, a founding member of Mercosur has been invited by Pacific Alliance members Colombia and Peru to update and expand commercial agreements with the two countries and turn them into a free trade treaty, foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa revealed during a hearing in Congress to analyze the current situation in Mercosur.


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