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Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 04:53 UTC

The first 'UK-Germany climate change diplomacy day' celebrated in Santiago

Deputy Head of Mission Mal Green said that bilaterally, the UK has been working with Chile to help 'decarbonise' its economy

The British and German embassies in Santiago hosted the first UK-Germany Climate Change Diplomacy Day. The joint initiative was organised to increase the awareness of the importance of climate change as it is a critical issue for both countries.

Monday, September 22nd 2014 - 06:00 UTC

Chile will host next year the Adventure Travel World summit

ATTA’s president Shannon Stowell said “Chile has embraced the foundation of what it means to develop a sustainable tourism model.

Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry’s foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5th to the 8th in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lake Region of Chile.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

Norwegian company buys Acuinova Chile with 40.000 tons production capacity

Asset purchase includes a hatchery, a smolt facility, 36 sea water licenses and a primary and secondary processing facility, all located in Chile's Region XI.

Norwegian giant salmon-faming company Marine Harvest has announced an agreement to purchase assets of the former Chilean farming company Acuinova Chile SA, currently in bankruptcy, for 120 million dollars.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 07:02 UTC

Bachelet government seek to repeal dictator Pinochet's Amnesty Law

Justice Minister Gomez said the government will press for Congress to debate the annulment of the law, for which allegedly it has the sufficient votes

As Chileans commemorated the 41 st anniversary of the 1973 military coup, Justice Minister José Antonio Gomez announced that the government of Michelle Bachelet will seek to repeal the Amnesty Law, a legacy of the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:40 UTC

Chile's military coup anniversary exposes a divided country

“In democracy, Chile has not lost its memory and has not forgotten its persecuted, executed and missing arrested children,” said Bachelet

“In Chile there's no room, and there can be no room, for violence or fear,” President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday at a ceremony commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1973 military coup and several days after a bomb blast injured 14 people in this capital. The 17-year military dictatorship remains controversial and a rift in Chilean society.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:16 UTC

Chilean lawmaker arrested for alleged involvement in killing of activists in 1981

Congressman (and former Army captain) Rosauro Martinez of the center-right Renovacion Nacional party was arrested in Valdivia

Forty-one years to the day after General Augusto Pinochet seized power in a military coup in Chile, a right-wing legislator was arrested for alleged involvement in the killing of three activists during the 17-year Pinochet dictatorship.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 03:14 UTC

Chile will apply antiterrorism law to Monday's bombing of metro station

“The government will invoke the antiterrorism statute to punish the guilty to the full extent of the law,” Cabinet minister Alvaro Elizalde

Monday's bombing at a Santiago metro station that left at least ten people wounded was a terrorist attack, the Chilean government said. This is the last and most serious of a string of bombs that have been found across Santiago most planted at night.

Thursday, September 4th 2014 - 05:42 UTC

Magallanes received 630.000 tourists in 2013, expects a 5% increase this year

Cruise vessels in Punta Arenas on a busy season day  (Pic LPA)

Magallanes Region economy (in the extreme south of Chile) received an injection of 220 million dollars from the 630.000 tourists that arrived by air, sea or land to the area during 2013, according to the latest release form the regional Tourism Office (Sernatur).

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 - 08:40 UTC

Bachelet announces stimuli program for the foundering Chilean economy

“These measures are designed to strengthen and invigorate public investment in the four months that remain in this year,” the president said.

President Michelle Bachelet presented on Monday a 500 million dollars emergency plan to try and rejuvenate Chile's slowing economy via investment promotion. She added that half of the anticipated funding will come from adjustments to the budget while the rest will come from greater structural income from a tax reform that Congress is expected to approve soon

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

Chile's oil corporation plans to pad drill 55 wells for gas in Tierra del Fuego

ENAP current production of gas in 450.000 cubic meters per day

Chile's petroleum corporation, ENAP, is planning to drill 55 non conventional new wells in Tierra del Fuego beginning September until the end of 2015, with the purpose of increasing the current production from 450.000 cubic meters per day to a million cubic meters of 'tight' gas.

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