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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.