Tag: Chile

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

End of Copa America for Chile's “Finger of God” Jara: three matches suspension

The controversial incident between Chile'a Jara and Uruguay's striker Edison Cavani

Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the current Copa America after being suspended for three matches for sticking his finger up an opponent's backside and feigning injury during a match.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Driest June in Santiago in fifty years worsens pollution in the midst of Copa America match

Santiago de Chile high pollution levels

Chile's capital Santiago has experienced the driest June in half a century, leading to unexpected headache-inducing levels of contamination and Andean ski slopes bereft of snow, with no rain clouds on the horizon. There has been zero precipitation in the month to date in Santiago, the first time that has happened in fifty years, according to meteorology records.

Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 06:40 UTC

Chilean striking teachers take to the streets; million students with no classes

The peaceful rally held on Wednesday turned violent when clashes erupted between riot police and a group of protesters, which led to arrests

Thousands of striking teachers have taken to the streets in the Chilean capital Santiago to protest against education reform plans. The peaceful rally held on Wednesday turned violent when clashes erupted between riot police and a group of protesters, which led to the arrest of a number of people.

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 08:43 UTC

Political financing scandal KO for another Chilean minister

Insunza left the ministry after only four weeks in the post admitting he had received payments from mining company Antofagasta Minerals while lawmaker

The political financing scandal cost the job of another Chilean minister on Sunday when Jorge Insunza, recently named as responsible for relations with the Congress was forced to resign.

Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 09:16 UTC

Punta Arenas fishing industry complains of a sharp fall in catches and landings

“In 2012 we had 11 vessels in the fisheries, and now we are down to four, which means dropping from 30.000 to 10.000 tons of exports”, pointed out Gutierrez.(Pic LPA)

The fishing industry in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, is going through a serious recession --30% fall in landings-- which is not only impacting the activity of the four main companies, with lesser jobs, but also port operations and the price of freight as volumes are smaller, warned this week Enrique Gutierrez, General Manager of Pesca Chile.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 - 06:18 UTC

Unemployment in Punta Arenas climbs to 4.4% in February-April period

Retail, manufacturing and construction were the three sectors which most contributed to the increased unemployment in Punta Arenas

Unemployment in Magallanes Region, extreme south of Chile climbed to 4.4% in the February-April period, which represents an increase of 2.3 percentage points over the same period a year ago, according to the latest release from the INE stats office.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 - 05:44 UTC

Teachers take to the streets of Chile to protest education bill in Congress

Monday's march marked the first day of the teachers' strike demanding changes in key aspects of a bill reforming the education system promoted by Bachelet

Several thousand teachers poured into the streets of Santiago and other cities of Chile to express their rejection of an education bill currently being debated in Congress. The Monday march marked the first day of a strike called by the teachers union, which demands changes in key aspects of a bill that includes some of the reforms to the education system being promoted by the Michelle Bachelet government.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Bachelet underlines close economic and political ties of Chile with China

“I think we are in very good standing to continue making progress in various economic and trade fields” said Bachelet

Chile and China have enjoyed a positive and fruitful relationship and bilateral ties will further develop very strongly in the future, anticipated Chilean President Michelle Bachelet during an interview with Xinhua prior to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's upcoming visit

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 06:20 UTC

Li Keqiang in Chile pledges to lift strategic partnership to a new height

Li will hold talks with President Bachelet and attend an economic and trade symposium on occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Santiago on Sunday for an official visit to Chile, the first South American country with which China forged diplomatic ties (1970) and also the first Latin American nation with which China signed a free trade agreement.

Friday, May 22nd 2015 - 08:48 UTC

Caribbean epidemiologic alert following reports of Zika virus in Brazil

The Aedes mosquito is present in much of the Americas and also transmits dengue fever and chikungunya.

Following reports of suspected Zika virus in Brazil, the health ministries of several Caribbean countries have issued advisories for the mosquito borne viral disease.On Thursday, the Jamaica Health Ministry issued an epidemiological alert after the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) noted the potential spread of this arbovirus across territories where the vectors (Aedes) are present.


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