Tag: Chile

Friday, January 23rd 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands departing flight delayed: bullets confiscated from Rio Gallegos pax

The scheduled Saturday LAN flight once a month calls in Rio Gallegos, Argentina

The scheduled Saturday LAN flight, LA992 departing from Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falkland Islands to Chile with a call in Argentina, was delayed for an hour and a half after a total of fourteen live rounds and 95 empty casings were found in the hold and hand luggage of several passengers.

Friday, January 16th 2015 - 05:15 UTC

Chile votes to eliminate the Pinochet electoral system, 25 years later

The “binominal” system has been in place since the end of the 17-year dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in 1990

Chile's Senate has voted to end a dictatorship-era electoral system that has squeezed out independent candidates and guaranteed an outsized presence in Congress for the centre-right and conservative blocs.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 01:13 UTC

Falklands contribution to the development of sheep farming in Magallanes

In the late 1880 sheep from the Falklands were shipped to the extreme south of Chile to help start the industry

The close historic and farming links between the Falkland Islands and the Magallanes Region, were underlined in a recent article by Punta Arenas researcher Silvestre Fugellie dedicated to sheep farming, the 'golden fleece' that changed the economy of those barren lands in the extreme south of Chile over a century ago.

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

Argentina and Chile agree on three tunnel projects drilling the Andes

The accord to ensure greater connectivity was signed by foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz and Argentine ambassador in Santiago, Gines Gonzalez Garcia (L).

Argentina and Chile signed on Tuesday in Santiago the creation of a bi-national entity responsible for the Las Leñas Pass tunnel project (Ebileñas) to be drilled in the Andes connecting the two countries.

Sunday, January 4th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Magallanes region in extreme south Chile reports record low unemployment

According to the Chilean stats office, farming in Magallanes incorporated 2.040 people to the industry during Sept-Nov

Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile reported the lowest unemployment rate in the country, 2.3% during the September-November mobile quarter according to the country's latest release from the Stats Office. This represents 1.8 percentage points less than the same period a year ago (4.1%).

Friday, December 26th 2014 - 07:02 UTC

Chilean Government to apply Antiterrorist Law in two Temuco bombings

Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Peñalillo vows to be harsh in cracking down on the culprits.

One carabinero wounded. Opposition demands that Bachelet's administration does not hesitate in handling these cases.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Chile sign additional protocols to Treaty of Maipu

Foreign ministers  Heraldo Muñoz and Hector Timerman signed new documents in proof of friendship never before seen between Argentina and Chile

Hector Timmerman, Heraldo Muñoz outline new phase in binational relationships. Transandean Train, Agua Negra and Las Leñas Paths to bring on significant progress.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 04:52 UTC

Piñera willing to lead opposition in bringing right-wing back to power

Former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera 'not retired'.

He also criticised the Bachelet administration for making too many mistakes, creating hostile atmosphere and not making their programs known beforehand

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 10:33 UTC

UK and Chile collaboration in the use of advanced satellite-generated data

Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer of Catapult, and Juan Pablo Gómez, Executive Director of CIREN.

The UK Satellite Applications Catapult Center, a British centre of innovation in the end use of satellite-generated data, had a very successful visit to Chile 26 November - 4 December. The Catapult delegation was made up of Mark Hampson, Chief Innovation Officer, David Livingstone, subject matter expert, Simon Agass, Senior Earth Observation Specialist and Wyn Cudlip, consultant.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 21:48 UTC

HMS Dragon confirms “commitment to UK/Chile defense relationship”

Ambassador Fiona Clouder with First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, and UK's Defence Attaché, Coronel Angus MacLeod.

The UK showed its commitment to the UK/Chile defense relationship by sending a Royal Naval ship and the First Sea Lord to Exponaval 2014. The Type 45 Destroyer, HMS Dragon, made its first visit to Chile since commissioning and this was an opportune time for both navies to discuss their future modernization plans and acknowledge the important historic and enduring links between the two Services.


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