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Friday, July 1st 2016 - 09:08 UTC

“Possible surprise” in US elections must have the Pacific Alliance “ready to react”

“We must have the ability to create a platform of integration, vision and progress” said Guajardo..., if there is a surprise in the US election

The Pacific Alliance must be “ready to react” to a possible “surprise” in the United States presidential election, Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said in Chile on Thursday.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 08:45 UTC

Pacific Alliance after stronger integration and closer links with the EU

Michelle Bachelet urged the bloc to expand integration efforts to Mercosur, the other Latin American alliance, to obtain greater benefits.

The presidents of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, the four member states of the Pacific Alliance, met on Thursday in the Chilean town of Puerto Varas to strengthen their economic integration in order to deal with the ravages of global finance. They also called for closer links with the European Union to bolster education for development.

Friday, July 1st 2016 - 08:30 UTC

Pacific Alliance members plan financial integration investing pension funds in infrastructure

Pension funds in the Pacific Alliance countries have about US$404 billion in investments, according to the Inter-American Development Bank

The Pacific Alliance must improve integration of financial systems to spur investment in key areas such as infrastructure, finance ministers from the four member nations said on Thursday. The group, composed of Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and Peru, has already reached several accords in areas such as free commerce and immigration rules, but admitted that significant opportunities for integration remained.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 09:32 UTC

Bachelet names new chief of staff in an attempt to uplift her administration

Mario Fernandez Baeza is a member of the Christian Democracy party, a key coalition ally for Bachelet's Socialist party.

Embattled Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's chief of staff, Jorge Burgos, resigned Wednesday after a series of disagreements with his boss over policy issues. The government said Burgos quit for “personal reasons,” and named Chile's current ambassador to Uruguay, Mario Fernandez Baeza, as his replacement.

Monday, May 30th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Chilean rescue of Shackleton's crew from Elephant Island marked at British residence

Defense Under-Secretary Marcos Robledo, Ambassador Fiona Clouder, and Foreign Affairs Secretary Heraldo Muñoz.

A networking reception was held in the British residence on Wednesday 25 May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the rescue by the Chilean pilot Luis Pardo, of the Armada de Chile, of Ernest Shackleton’s crew from Elephant Island.

Sunday, May 29th 2016 - 12:58 UTC

Chile has cleared 140 of 194 minefields; by 2020 the territory should entirely free

“The number of minefields in Chile was 194, it's down to 140, which means 54 are pending, in the regions of Antofagasta and Magallanes”, revealed Colonel Ventura.

Chile has cleared 72% of minefields in its territory, and expects to have finished the task by March 2020, according to the head of the country's De-mining Committee Army Colonel Rodrigo Ventura.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Magallanes region expanded 6.3% in the first quarter boosted by fisheries and construction

Manufacturing was concentrated in fish and sea food elaboration and packing, plus the chemistry industry, and artisanal beer

Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile reported an economic activity of 6.3% during the first quarter of the year, according to the country's stats office, INE, only behind Atacama, 8.9% and Maule, 7.2%.

Friday, May 27th 2016 - 06:56 UTC

Chilean students back in the streets 'tired of waiting' for the education reform

Police in the capital Santiago reported that 117 people were arrested and 32 officers injured on Thursday.

Hooded protesters pelted stones at police who fired tear gas and water cannons in the Chilean capital Thursday, as thousands of students staged fresh street rallies demanding free university education. Students rallied in the center of Santiago, where security forces tried to block their path.

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 09:25 UTC

British Airways direct flights Santiago/London from next January

Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight service to Bs As

British Airways is launching the only direct flight between London and Santiago in Chile from January 3, 2017. Santiago will become the airline’s lengthiest long-haul route, taking 14 hours 40 minutes, nearly an hour more than the current longest flight of 13 hours 50 minutes service to Buenos Aires.

Monday, May 23rd 2016 - 06:02 UTC

Violent protests when Chilean president presented state of the nation report

The protest began as a peaceful march but turned rough as some demonstrators threw rocks at police and gasoline bombs at buildings.

Violent protests broke out in Chile on Saturday as President Michelle Bachelet presented a state-of-the-nation report to Congress. One man died of asphyxiation after masked demonstrators burned a pharmacy and a supermarket in downtown Valparaiso, which is where Chile’s congress meets.

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