Tag: Chile

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 06:50 UTC

Magallanes suffers abrupt drop in economic activity in second quarter

In manufacturing, hydrocarbons refining activity plunged and so did oil and gas exploration in mining.

Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile suffered an abrupt and unexpected drop in economic activity during the second quarter of this year according to the latest release from the country's stats office, INE.

Saturday, August 22nd 2015 - 01:48 UTC

Magallanes warns of minus 10 Celsius temperatures this weekend

Several serious traffic accidents have been reported because of the ice conditions in roads

Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile must prepare for a weekend of freezing below zero temperatures announced the regional meteorological office. In the early mornings of Saturday and Sunday, the thermometer is expected to register 10 Celsius below zero, with the wind factor even lower.

Thursday, August 20th 2015 - 07:28 UTC

Argentine and Chilean navies in Beagle channel joint sea and air exercise

“After 15 years of this exercise which means 'confidence' between our navies, the purpose is greater combined operation capability” said captain Galeazzi.

Argentina and Chile are holding their annual joint naval exercise in the Beagle channel, in the framework of the 1984 Friendship Treaty, to test their combined sea an air capabilities in the region. This includes emergency and humanitarian situations; maritime traffic control as well as search and rescue operations, operating from Puerto Williams in Chile.

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Scotland, Canada, Chile and Norway committed to a sustainable aquaculture industry

Scotland’s aquaculture is worth over GBP 1.75 billion and supports 8,000 jobs across the supply chain, said minister McLeod

Scotland, Canada, Chile and Norway will work together to promote and grow the aquaculture industry sustainably. The four countries are the world's main exporters of farmed salmon.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015 - 07:18 UTC

State of emergency in north of Chile because of torrential rain and floods

“Some people lost all their belongings, others have been left in very complex situations,” the president said in the city of Tocopilla.

A state of emergency has been declared by the Chilean government in the northern cities of Antofagasta and Tocopilla due to the strong winds, heavy rains, flashfloods and mudslides. President Michelle Bachelet visited the north on Monday to observe first-hand the damage caused by a storm that left six people dead nationwide.

Saturday, August 8th 2015 - 09:31 UTC

Chile's inflation climbs 0.4% in July to an annualized 4.6%; Peso slides 11%

Chile which is heavily China-dependent with copper exports is suffering consequences of the slowdown in the world's second strongest economy.

Chile’s inflation rate rose to the highest this year in July as the Peso approaches its weakest level in more than a decade. Prices climbed 0.4% in the month, the National Statistics Institute said on its website Friday. Annual inflation accelerated to 4.6% from 4.4% the month before, while the central bank target is between 2% and 4%.

Friday, August 7th 2015 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands' claim and sea access for Bolivia in the same package for Evo Morales

Bolivia's Evo Morales with a close friend, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez , during his recent visit to Buenos Aires

The Argentine government should support with 'determination' Bolivia's sea outlet claim to Chile, because if successful it will be so much easier for Argentina to recover the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, said Bolivian president Evo Morales in an interview.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 12:19 UTC

Southern hake August ban awareness campaign launched in Chile

The campaign 'Let’s stop catching hake' is an administrative measure that extends throughout August to protect the resource during reproduction period. (Pic Aqua)

The southern hake (Merluccius australis) ban awareness campaign has been officially launched in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt, with the aim of halting the resource catches, sale and consumption in the south of the country, extending from regions Los Lagos to Magallanes.

Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 08:28 UTC

Argentina and Chile armies agree on Antarctica rescue and support operations

The Chilean and Argentine military officers shake hands following the signing of the document relative to Paracah activities (Pic LPA)

The armies of Argentina and Chile have completed the details for this Antarctic season PARACAH (Antarctic Combined Rescue Patrol Argentina-Chile) 2015 exercise that became effective as of August and extends until next year, and which besides combined rescue operations also refers to collaboration in scientific and research issues in Antarctica.

Monday, August 3rd 2015 - 08:08 UTC

Unemployment in Magallanes drops slightly to 3.8% in April/June quarter

”Normally unemployment at this time of the year (winter) is higher than in summer months, but it actually dropped slightly” said Carlos Abarzúa

Unemployment in Magallanes region, extreme south of Chile, was 3.8% in the second quarter of the year, which represents a 1.5 percentage point increase over the last twelve months despite a slight fall of 0.2 percentage point compared to the previous quarter (March/May) of 2015, according to the latest release from the INE stats office.


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