Tag: Chile

Friday, November 20th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

Chile's football association chief turns in to US authorities as part of the ongoing FIFA probe

Chilean police had served Jadue a subpoena as part of what ANFP said was an investigation into how it allocates salaries

The president of Chile's ANFP national football association Sergio Jadue has gone to the United States to talk to the FBI as part of its ongoing probe into corruption at soccer governing body FIFA, Santiago media reported.

Monday, November 9th 2015 - 08:30 UTC

North of Chile rattles with a series of tremors which were felt in Argentina

US Geological Survey said one of the quake's epicenter was about 100 km south of Coquimbo; it struck at 4:32 AM and also woke residents in Santiago

North of Chile has been rocked by a series of tremors during early Saturday and most of Sunday, but no injuries or damage has been reported, the University of Chile's Seismology Institute said. The earthquake shook an estimated 20 cities, Arica, Cuya, Pocon Chile, Camina, Mamiña and Pisagua, the national emergency management office said.

Monday, November 9th 2015 - 08:15 UTC

Border conflict erupts between Chile and Peru over a 10 acre wedge of land

Humala said the move aimed to spur development in the La Yarada-Los Palos area on the border with Chile and improve living conditions for its inhabitants.

The fragile relations between neighboring Chile and Peru appeared to unwind further Saturday, after Peruvian President Ollanta Humala officially recognized an administrative district in a disputed border area. The Chilean government promptly sent a protest note to Peru “strongly” rejecting the law because it concerns “unquestionably” Chilean territory.

Thursday, November 5th 2015 - 08:00 UTC

Chilean judge sentences 64 former Pinochet secret police officers to jail time

Judge Hernán Crisosto, who is specialized in human rights violations cases, sentenced the former spy agents to 13, 10 and four years in jail.

Chilean judge Hernán Crisosto sentenced 64 former secret police officers (DINA) to jail time for the detention and disappearance of Washington Cid Urrutia in 1974 during the country’s military dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990).

Saturday, October 31st 2015 - 06:26 UTC

El Niño turns the world's most arid desert into a blossomed carpet

The softer side to the disruptive El Niño: an enormous blanket of colorful flowers has carpeted Chile's Atacama desert, the most arid in the world.

One of the driest places on Earth has blossomed after some unusual rain earlier this year. The Atacama Desert, primarily located in Chile along the Pacific Ocean, is flush with flowers after relatively heavy precipitation in March and August fell in the drought-stricken region.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 06:11 UTC

Chilean protestors strongly challenge Pope Francis over appointment of bishop

Francis defends the bishop of Osorno, Monsignor Juan Barros, whose opponents allege was involved in a cover-up pertaining to a notorious pedophile priest

Hundreds of protesters in Chile opposing the controversial appointment of a Santiago bishop, accused of being involved in a cover-up of sexual abuse, marched outside St Matthew’s Cathedral in Osorno, a day after supportive comments by Pope Francis were aired on Chilean television.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 05:37 UTC

Chile announces world's third largest fully protected marine area

Combined, Nazca-Desaventuradas and Easter Island would protect more than 350,000 square miles, larger than Chile's total landmass.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced this week the creation of the Nazca-Desaventuradas Marine Park, giving Chile claim to the largest marine reserve in the Americas -- as well as the Easter Island Marine Park, which will be the third-largest fully protected marine area in the world.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 02:02 UTC

The Globe with Shakespeare's “Much ado about nothing”, in Chile, Uruguay and Brazil

Renowned theatre company The Globe will present William Shakespeare’s 'Much ado about nothing' this week at Santiago

Thanks to an alliance between the British Embassy and Corpartes, renowned British theatre company The Globe will present William Shakespeare’s ‘Much ado about nothing’ at the Centro de las Artes 660 / CA660 in Santiago de Chile. The play will be on stage from 9 to 11 October, sponsored by the British government’s GREAT Campaign.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 01:51 UTC

Prince Charles Sustainability charity in Chile for ocean international conference

Justin Mundy is Director of The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU).

The Director of The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU) which has been set up to reflect The Prince of Wales’ vision and aims in the area of sustainable development, Justin Mundy is in Chile to participate in Our Ocean international conference.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 05:15 UTC

UN highest court agrees to take the Chile/Bolivia dispute over a sea outlet

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday urged Santiago to open negotiations on the issue on learning of the court's decision.

The UN's highest court on Thursday agreed to take up a century-old dispute between Chile and Bolivia, saying it could rule in the case as La Paz seeks to regain access to the Pacific. The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ), which oversees disputes between countries, said it “has jurisdiction... to entertain the application filed by Bolivia.”


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