Tag: Chile

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Bachelet underlines close economic and political ties of Chile with China

“I think we are in very good standing to continue making progress in various economic and trade fields” said Bachelet

Chile and China have enjoyed a positive and fruitful relationship and bilateral ties will further develop very strongly in the future, anticipated Chilean President Michelle Bachelet during an interview with Xinhua prior to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's upcoming visit

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Li Keqiang in Chile pledges to lift strategic partnership to a new height

Li will hold talks with President Bachelet and attend an economic and trade symposium on occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Santiago on Sunday for an official visit to Chile, the first South American country with which China forged diplomatic ties (1970) and also the first Latin American nation with which China signed a free trade agreement.

Friday, May 22nd 2015 - 08:48 UTC

Caribbean epidemiologic alert following reports of Zika virus in Brazil

The Aedes mosquito is present in much of the Americas and also transmits dengue fever and chikungunya.

Following reports of suspected Zika virus in Brazil, the health ministries of several Caribbean countries have issued advisories for the mosquito borne viral disease.On Thursday, the Jamaica Health Ministry issued an epidemiological alert after the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) noted the potential spread of this arbovirus across territories where the vectors (Aedes) are present.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015 - 10:41 UTC

In Chile when in difficulties turn right: former IMF deputy chief Finance minister

Othodox Valdes, 48, has held roles at Barclays and BTG Pactual, has a PHD from MIT and was formerly a deputy director of the IMF

In a move which has been interpreted as a right turn, economist Rodrigo Valdes was named as Chile's finance minister on Monday by President Michelle Bachelet, in a sweeping cabinet reshuffle in which four of her closest ministers were sacked or shifted into other roles. On Valdes' immediate to-do list is an upcoming 1.26 billion dollars international debt issue.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015 - 06:12 UTC

Chile's renews 'explicit' support for Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas claim

Daniel Filmus (R) met with Chilean foreign minister Muñoz and the leaders of the Lower House and Senate in Santiago

The Chilean government has renewed its 'explicit' support for Argentina's sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, according to Daniel Filmus, the Argentine official head of the special department for affairs relative to the Malvinas Islands, who is currently in a political tour in Santiago.

Monday, May 11th 2015 - 10:33 UTC

Sei whales found dead in southern Chile: red tide or virus suspected death cause

Images showed the decaying mammals grouped together and laid out along a grass-and-rock shoreline. They were discovered by a group of foreign scientists (Pic AP)

More than 20 whales were found dead and rotting along a rocky coast of southern Chile, maritime officials said, as they tried to determine what killed them and when. The whales, discovered beached north of the Gulf of Penas, measured about 10 meters long, according to officials with Chile's national fisheries service.

Monday, May 11th 2015 - 09:15 UTC

A bashed Bachelet expects to announce reshuffled cabinet this Monday

Following the scandals, Bachelet’s approval numbers according to the Chilean Center for Public Studies have collapsed to just 29%

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet plans to announce a reshuffling of her Cabinet this Monday in a bid to restore her public image, which has been badly tarnished by corruption scandals, including one involving her son.

Wednesday, May 6th 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Despite devastating rains and floods Chile's economy grew 1.6% in March

“We expect better figures and more economic dynamism in the third quarter” sustaining the 2015 growth estimate of around 3%”, said minister Arenas

Chile's economy grew at a modest pace in March, as a gradual rebound was weighed down by devastating floods and mudslides in its northern region, central bank data showed on Tuesday. The IMACEC economic activity index, which encompasses about 90% of the economy tallied in GDP figures, rose 1.6% in March from the same month a year ago.

Wednesday, May 6th 2015 - 06:06 UTC

Punta Arenas cruise visitors this season totaled 56.383 with 100 calls

Of the 100 vessel calls, forty were international and the rest domestic (Pic LPA)

The results of the 2014/2015 cruise season were considered 'positive' for Punta Arenas, in the extreme south of Chile, which received 100 vessel calls, of which 40 international and 60 domestic, totaling 56.383 visitors, a similar number to the previous season.

Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 09:25 UTC

Chile asks World Court to throw out Bolivia's sea outlet claim: 'dispute has been settled'

“Bolivia is challenging the stability of borders and sovereign territory solemnly agreed in a peace treaty signed 111 years ago,” said Felipe Bulnes Serrano

Landlocked Bolivia went to the World Court on Monday, seeking to force Chile to negotiate the granting of a corridor of sovereign territory giving it access to the sea for its natural gas and mineral exports. Bolivia lost its coastal territory after being defeated by Chile in the 1880s War of the Pacific. Peru an ally of Bolivia also lost territory.


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