Tag: Chile

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.

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:07 UTC

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay appeal for an urgent political dialogue in Venezuela

Malcorra, Munoz and Nin Novoa call on the Venezuelan government, National Assembly and all political forces to sit and dialogue

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay in a joint statement released on Friday, called for political dialogue in Venezuela and offered to help with a “national reunion” of the political and social forces of the country. The appeal, with utmost respect for the principle of non interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, was made extensive to the government, the National Assembly, under opposition control, and all political and social groups.

Wednesday, May 18th 2016 - 10:54 UTC

Chile celebrates best cruise season in seven years

The milestone of the season was the return of Norwegian Cruise Line, with the Norwegian Sun, and 40 calls in Chilean ports and an estimated 100.000 visitors.

Chile reports that this last cruise season (October 2015/April 2016), has been the best in seven years, according to the Southern Cone Ports Corporation, with a 47% increase in the number of vessel calls and 43% in landed passengers, compared to 2014/2015.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 06:57 UTC

Chile set clocks back sixty minutes on Sunday to winter time

Continental Chile will stand at a four hour difference with Greenwich international time, GMT, instead of the three hour difference during summer months

As of midnight Sunday, May 15, Chile implemented winter time to save energy, which means clocks had to be put back a full sixty minutes. The measure is adopted every year following on a resolution from the Ministry of Energy and will be effective until 13 August.


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