Tag: Chile

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 23:18 UTC

Manchester University alumni society in Chile; UK number one destination of “Becas Chile”

Manchester among the top leading universities of the world

British Ambassador to Chile, Mrs. Fiona Clouder, held a reception to mark the official launch of the Manchester University alumni society in Chile. Fifty Manchester graduates joined the event in the Ambassador’s residence from many different academic and professional disciplines.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 07:13 UTC

Lightning storms kill more than 60 cows in southern Chile

In one incident nine cows taken cover under a tree were killed and one blinded

Ranchers in southern Chile say a series of lightning strikes has killed more than 60 of their dairy cows, costing the cattle owners thousands of dollars. Torrential storms and lightning on Sunday spawned the strikes in south-central Chile.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 00:52 UTC

Prince Harry will be visiting Chile and Brazil next June

 The visit is designed to enhance the partnership the UK and South America

Prince Harry will undertake two official overseas visits in May and June this year. He will visit Estonia and Italy in May, followed by a visit to Brazil and Chile in June. Both visits are in support of the UK Government and are being organized by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Friday, April 4th 2014 - 05:01 UTC

Chile assesses extent of earthquake damage; police and military ensure order

Chilean authorities proved to be well organized to face the telluric episodes in one of the most geological vulnerable areas

Coastal residents of Chile’s far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths. But no new major damage or casualties were reported, and a heavy police and military presence kept order.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 06:58 UTC

Powerful 7.8 magnitude aftershock hits Chile's far north and south Peru

A second sleepless night away from home for many people

A powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock hit Chile's far-northern coast on Wednwsday, shaking the same area where a magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit just a day before causing some damage and six deaths.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 07:20 UTC

Earthquake in Chile kills five; north of the country with no power or water

The magnitude 8.2 earthquake was centered 61 miles northwest of Iquique, next to Chile's main copper mining area

A strong 8.2-magnitude earthquake has struck off the northwestern coast of Chile, killing at least five people and setting off a small tsunami that prompted evacuations along the country's Pacific coast. Chilean Interior minister Rodrigo Peñalillo confirmed that five people had died, “four are men and a woman in Iquique and Alto Hospicio, caused by heart attack and crushing”.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014 - 04:06 UTC

Bachelet sends corporate tax bill to Congress; first step for education reform

The Chilean president signs the bill, the center piece of her electoral campaign

President Michelle Bachelet sent Chile's Congress a bill on Monday that would raise corporate taxes to fund a sweeping overhaul of the country's education system. The proposed reform aims to raise 8.2 billion dollars to fund tuition-free public universities, a demand that fueled massive student protests under Bachelet's conservative predecessor Sebastian Piñera.

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Peruvians encouraged by the squid potential in the area recovered from Chile

According to Imarpe up to 200.000 tons. of squid could be caught in the area

The 50,000 square kilometers of maritime space Peru gained from the favorable ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, on the border dispute with Chile, have a potential fishing activity that includes 200,000 tons of Peruvian squid, according to the country's Sea Institute, (Imarpe).

Wednesday, March 26th 2014 - 05:41 UTC

UK universities delegates visit Chile for closer education and scientific research links

Professor Colin Grant from the University of Bath, and Ambassador Fiona Clouder

High level delegates from twelve British universities visited Chile the week of 17 March to deepen their partnerships with the country, becoming the first large international education delegation to visit under the new Chilean government of President Michelle Bachelet.

Monday, March 24th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Chilean police cuts short mass protest that turned violent

“This is not a protest against Ms Bachelet or for her, it's just an alert for the political class” (Pic AFP)

A mass protest was cut short in Santiago, Chile, after police dispersed activists with tear gas and water cannon. According to protest organizers over 150,000 people had gathered in the city center to urge newly-elected President Michelle Bachelet to push ahead with her reform program.


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