Tag: Chile

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 10:32 UTC

Chile could lose 8% of salmon production at hatcheries because of Calbuco eruption

In the area near the slopes of the volcano there are eleven salmon hatcheries: four of them have suffered serious damage with significant loss of fish.

Chile's Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production in the industry which operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 10:27 UTC

Bachelet admits not acting quicker to address political scandals

Bachelet son Sebastian Davalos is accused of having used his connections to help his wife gain preferential access to a 10m dollar loan used for a real-estate deal.

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet expressed regret for not having acted quicker and more aggressively to address a raft of political scandals that have alienated voters and dragged her popularity to an historic low

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 05:58 UTC

Volcano ashes fog Buenos Aires and blanket several Patagonian provinces

Mounds of ash block roads and cover homes and cars in Bariloche and San Martín de los Andes

The eruption of Chile’s Calbuco volcano has resulted in a cloud of ash beginning to spread on Friday into the City of Buenos Aires while the alert in southern cities of Argentina remains.

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Chilean volcano third blast forecasted; ashes reach neighboring Argentine provinces

The 2.200 meters Calbuco last erupted in 1972 and is considered one of the top three most potentially dangerous among Chile's 90 active volcanoes.

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over 42 years on Wednesday, creating a remarkable scene of smoke plumes and ash shooting into the sky. A second eruption Wednesday night blasted red-hot rocks skyward and produced an extraordinary display of volcanic lightning. Winds are pushing the ashes north and easr to several neighboring Argentine provinces.

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 05:06 UTC

South Chile volcano erupts: evacuation, flights cancelled, army moves in

Airlines cancelled flights as a towering, mushroom-shaped ash cloud rose from Calbuco's snowy peak. Schools also suspended classes for the region.

Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday for the first time in nearly half a century, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency. Officials ordered an evacuation for a 20-kilometer radius around the volcano and the Interior ministry rushed in the army to temporarily take control of the province of Llanquihue and the town of Puerto Octay.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 03:35 UTC

Punta Arenas cruise visitors numbers up 30% during the 2014/15 season

Windy Punta Arenas is the main port of call for cruise vessels in the south of Chile. This season 48 visited the city.

Cruise visitors to Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile during this last 2014/15 season increased by 30%, with 48 vessel calls between last October and April this year, according to Chilean migration and international police records. This represents 78.872 cruise passengers, and is an increase over the 35 calls from the previous season 2013/2014.

Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 14:41 UTC

Falklands' main import trading partner is the UK with 87% of all goods

The value of imported services was approximately £260 million in 2012 with support services to oil and gas extraction making up £167 million of the figure.

The United Kingdom is the main import trading partner of the Falkland Islands with 87% of all imported goods coming from the UK in 2012 (Customs and Immigration 2013) with the rest imported mostly from Chile and Uruguay, according to the latest report on the Falklands' “State of the Economy”.

Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 09:46 UTC

North Chile heavy rain and flash flooding forces suspension of world's largest copper mines

Television images and photos on Twitter showed muddy rivers rushing through city streets, bridges wiped out, and buildings including a hospital flooded.

Heavy rains in Chile's northern desert regions have caused mudslides and rivers to breach their banks, leaving residents stranded and forcing top copper miner Codelco to suspend mining operations.

Monday, March 9th 2015 - 07:59 UTC

Peru to withdraw ambassador from Chile because of alleged military espionage

“This is a matter which falls exclusively to Peru,” Chile's foreign minister, Heraldo Munoz, said of Lima's decision to pull its ambassador out.

Peru said it was withdrawing its ambassador from Chile, amid an intensifying diplomatic spat that was sparked by accusations of military espionage. The Peruvian government is prosecuting two non-commissioned officers in its navy and investigating a third for allegedly spying for neighboring Chile.

Monday, March 9th 2015 - 07:24 UTC

Major financial scandal in Chile has several political figures in the dock

Délano and Lavín, the key defendants are the founders of the Penta financial company with interests in insurance, health, education and real estate.

A Chilean judge ordered the arrest of Carlos Alberto Delano and Carlos Eugenio Lavin, owners of the financial holding company Penta Group, and four associates who face tax fraud and bribery charges.


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