Tag: Chile

Friday, February 5th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

Chilean government condemns vandalism by fans at Malvinas Memorial in Rosario

Ambassador Jose Antonio Viera-Galo received the director of the Flag Monument, Hernan Colautti and war veterans to whom he delivered the official letter

The Chilean ambassador in Buenos Aires met with Malvinas war veterans and the head of the National Monument to the Flag in the city of Rosario, and delivered an official letter condemning the violent actions and destruction by fans from the University of Chile football team against a Memorial to the Malvinas fallen.

Thursday, February 4th 2016 - 18:19 UTC

Toxic algae bloom in south Chile threatening salmon farms

Multiexports Food admitted having suffered “significant fish mortality” and blames the bloom to “unusual and extreme weather and oceanographic conditions”

Chilean aquaculture company Multiexports Food reported that due to the harmful algal bloom (HAB) recorded in various areas of the southern Regions X and XI of Chile, their production centers of Huyar and Lligua have suffered “significant fish mortality,” which has not been quantified yet.

Thursday, February 4th 2016 - 08:17 UTC

Magallanes region in south Chile could hold a treasure of unconventional tight gas

USGS provided a mean estimate of 8.27 trillion cubic feet of gas and 83 million barrels of natural gas liquids.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the Glauconitica zone of Chile's southernmost Magallanes region holds nearly 8.3 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable, unconventional tight gas, or nearly double Chile's production of that fossil fuel over the past 70 years.

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 - 07:10 UTC

Chilean football fans vandalize Malvinas memorial in Rosario: 46 arrests

The Chileans are accused of damages to “public property” for having defaced, scribbled with graffiti, torn benches and perpetrated other offensive actions

Two of the 46 Chileans arrested on Monday for vandalism against a Malvinas Fallen Monument in Argentina's second largest city, Rosario, were still waiting on Tuesday for the prosecutors' charges before going before a federal judge. During the first hearing, advised by a government supplied lawyer, the Chileans abstained from making any statement while demanding to be set free.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 - 08:07 UTC

Magallanes region with second lowest unemployment in Chile

Employment in recent weeks recovered in Magallanes with strong demand from the services sector: hotels, gastronomy, confirming prospects of a good summer season.

Employment in Magallanes Region, extreme south of Chile remains strong according to the latest data released by the Chilean stats office, INE, which covers the fourth quarter of 2015 (October/December). While the national unemployment average stands at 5.8%, Magallanes figures with 2.6 percentage points below.

Monday, February 1st 2016 - 05:48 UTC

Chile to provide gas to Argentina in winter months; Enap and YPF will increase production in Magallanes

The accord was sealed under the agreements signed between Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren and his Chilean counterpart Máximo Pacheco.

The government of Chile will be selling energy-short Argentina 5.5 million cubic feet of natural gas a day starting in May, providing also 200 MW of electricity through the interconnection system between both countries. Chile also committed to invest 200 million dollars in the Incremental Project of the Magallanes Area to boost hydrocarbon production.

Monday, February 1st 2016 - 05:16 UTC

Bachelet in tears admits 'painful' ordeal after formal tax fraud charges against her daughter in law

The case came to light a year ago and shocked the public in Chile, which is ranked by Transparency International as one of the least corrupt countries in Latam

A Chilean court Friday brought formal tax fraud charges against the daughter in law of President Michelle Bachelet in a scandal the leftist leader tearfully admitted was a “painful” ordeal. The case first came to light a year ago and has shocked the public in Chile, which is ranked by Transparency International as one of the least corrupt countries in Latin America.

Saturday, January 30th 2016 - 11:29 UTC

Falklands/Chile weekly flight: LAN interested in having a larger aircraft

A LAN aircraft, Airbus 320, with 150 seats, makes one return trip to the Faklands a week from Santiago, Chile via Punta Arenas

An indication of interest has been forthcoming from Chile's flag carrier LAN in relation to bringing in a larger aircraft to cope with the volume of passengers and freight to the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, January 26th 2016 - 08:37 UTC

Chilean Army clearing Magallanes region of anti personnel mines

Beware of mines: a sign which has been standing since the seventies

The Chilean Army is involved in anti personnel-mine sweeping operations in the Magallanes region, north of Punta Arenas, as part of the country's commitment to have the region free of all mines by 2020 thus complying with the Ottawa convention.

Tuesday, January 26th 2016 - 07:46 UTC

UK government chief scientist in Chile to attend congress on education and science

Sir Mark’s program includes a visit to ALMA Observatory in the north of Chile and to Punta Arenas in the extreme south. He will also visit Antarctica guest of BAS

Sir Mark Walport, the British Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of Science and Engineering Profession, arrived in Chile on 21 January. He has been invited by the Chilean Senate to participate in the Futures Congress, in which national and international scientists, analysts and thinkers, analyze the most significant issues, challenges and achievements in the world of science.


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