Tag: Chile

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.

Friday, March 6th 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Chilean researchers invited to UK sponsored Engineering innovation program

Under the Leaders Innovation Fellowships scheme, 15 Chilean researchers, who  travelled to London and Oxford to attend a 10 day residential program.

The United Kingdom Newton-Picarte Fund supported Chilean researchers to participate in the Royal Academy of Engineering's innovation program. Under the Leaders Innovation Fellowships scheme, 15 Chilean researchers, who are already VIU CONICYT grant receivers, travelled to London and Oxford to attend a 10 day residential program.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015 - 22:14 UTC

Argentina/Chile celebrate Tierra del Fuego mines-free; Rossi claims UK impedes mine-clearance in Falklands

 Burgos mentioned that the Chilean congress is in the process of passing a bill to compensate “victims of mine or other military ordnance explosions”.

Argentina and Chile defense ministers, Agustín Rossi and Jorge Burgos, attended this week a historic ceremony in which they signed a document declaring Tierra del Fuego free of anti-personal mines. During the meeting minister Rossi blamed the UK for not allowing Argentina to clear the mines in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 01:24 UTC

Bilateral ceremony to certify that Chilean Tierra del Fuego is free of mines

Ministers Agustin Rossi and Jorge Burgos (L) will be leading the ceremony in the framework of the 30th anniversary of the Peace and Friendship accord

Argentina and Chile on Monday will hold a ceremony certifying that the Chilean territory of Tierra del Fuego has been completely swept of mines, dating back to the late seventies, and in accordance with the 1999 Ottawa Convention commitments.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 00:56 UTC

Bachelet visits 14-year-old girl who pled for euthanasia since she is suffering cystic fibrosis

There was no information on what was said, but photographs of the visit were provided, including one of Valentina taking a selfie with the president

Chile’s president went to a hospital on Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis. The government quickly said no after the video began spreading on social media Thursday.

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

GeoPark scales down operations in Magallanes because of falling oil prices

The company in a release said it was forced to adapt its structure to address the world oil crisis with the abrupt collapse in prices.

Oil company GeoPark which operates in Magallanes, extreme south of Chile, reiterated its commitment and long term investment in the region but also announced the redundancy of 30 staff, first time in twelve years, because of a restructuring of the company to the new global oil industry scenario.

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 05:51 UTC

Chilean lawmakers ask Pope to reverse bishop appointment due to sexual abuse allegations

Karadima, an influential octogenarian priest was found guilty in 2011 by the Vatican of committing sexual abuse and sentenced to a life of prayer and penance.

Fifty-one members of the Chilean Parliament have signed a letter asking Pope Francis to reverse the appointment of the Bishop of Osorno, Juan Barros, due to allegations of covering up sexual abuse.


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