Tag: Chile

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 07:12 UTC

Miami sea-food sentenced for falsely labeling Chilean salmon as Scottish

MKG Provisions, (UpRiver Aquaculture), will have to face three years of probation and a US$ 50,000 fine for labeling Chilean salmon as “product of Scotland”.

A Miami-located seafood company was sentenced in a Federal Court for falsely labeling salmon in December 2012 in violation of the Lacey Act, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) informed.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:40 UTC

Germany to declassify documents on the secretive Dignity Colony in Chile

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that he ordered documents about the colony through 1996 to be declassified.

Victims of a secretive German colony in Chile hope that Germany's decision to declassify documents will help shine light on human rights abuses committed there. For three decades beginning in 1961, the enclave of Colonia Dignidad, or Dignity Colony, was the site of torture, slavery and child abuse.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 08:07 UTC

Chile's economy slows down and unemployment climbs higher that forecasted

Unemployment rose to 6.3% from 5.9% in the month-earlier period and from 6.1% the year earlier, the statistics agency reported last Friday.

Chile's jobless rate rose more than expected in the first quarter as two years of sluggish growth finally caught up with the labor market, signaling stronger headwinds for South America's wealthiest economy.

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 13:43 UTC

Magallanes region unemployment during the first quarter reached 3.1%

By gender men's unemployment reached 3.4%, half a point percentage increase over a year ago and for women there was a 0.6 percentage point drop to 2.6%.

Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile has an unemployment rate of 3.1% during the first quarter of the year, which represents a 0.1 percentage point increase over the same period a year ago, according to the latest stats.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:42 UTC

Chilean mining minister inaugurated the British Pavilion at Expomin 2016 in Santiago.

Chilean Mining Minister, Aurora Williams, Ambassador Fiona Clouder, and UKTI-Chile Director inaugurate the British Pavilion at Expomin 2016

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Mining Minister Aurora Williams officially inaugurated Expomin 2016. During her tour through the exhibition, Minister Williams visited the British pavilion, joined by Ambassador Fiona Clouder and UKTI Director Trevor Hines.

Thursday, April 28th 2016 - 06:30 UTC

Chile is a 'natural partner' for London and the UK, said Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor is scheduled to meet with Chilean business leaders including the Minister of Economy Luis Cespedes and Central bank president Rodrigo Montes.

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Jeffrey Mountevans, is leading a business delegation to Chile focused on strengthening the UK’s relationship with Chile and ensure that London and the UK remain its partner of choice for financial and professional services.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 17:07 UTC

Alarm in Chile's salmon industry: positive reaction to ISA in a farm

AquaChile reported that in a routine sampling “there was a positive reaction to the PCR probe for ISA virus in one of the 20 cages of the Transit Centre 2”

Salmon farming company AquaChile reported the detection of a possible ISA virus outbreak in a cage of one of its salmon farming centers located in the Aysen region, in southern Chile.

Monday, April 25th 2016 - 06:31 UTC

Chilean Navy celebrates “Month of the Sea” in Punta Arenas

President Bachelet is scheduled to visit Punta Arenas and attend some of the main events on 3 May

Starting this Monday and until 4 May, the Chilean navy is celebrating the Month of the Sea, edition 2016, and has chosen Punta Arenas in the extreme south of the country as the epicenter of the event which includes the visit of president Michelle Bachelet on 3 May.

Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 06:37 UTC

Cueto group takes major loss because of Latam Airlines performance problems

 Juan José Cueto, CVA president, in a letter to shareholders reported that the situation can be traced to the group's investment in Latam Airlines Group

Latam Airlines Group, made up of Chilean and Brazilian investors, ended last year with losses of 219 million dollars. However during the same period the Cueto family investment group, identified as Costa Verde Aeronautica, CVA, suffered even higher losses, 414 million dollars, mostly because of the performance problem of the largest Latin American airline.

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 05:11 UTC

Chile downplays Argentina's continental shelf extension which included Falklands and Antarctic territory

“What UN is saying is that there are 200 miles from the Argentine coast limit and they also include Malvinas, which obviously are British territory” said Retamales

A strong controversy is expected following statements from Chilean officials who downplayed the significance of the recent UN continental shelf maritime extension referred to Argentina and which included the Falklands, South Atlantic Islands and Antarctica territory.


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