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Chile
Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 05:48 UTC

Chilean anarchists in arson and bomb attacks in Santiago

 Pamphlets next to the scene of attack express support for anarchists arrested in Spain

Three cars were burned early Wednesday in Santiago's San Miguel district, where those responsible for the vandalism left pamphlets alluding to the cases of anarchists who have been arrested in Chile and abroad, police said.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014 - 07:50 UTC

Chile fisheries landings in five months total 1.6 million tons, up 24%

Demersal catches overall were down while farmed Atlantic salmon production was up 16.8%

Chile's accumulated fisheries landings during the first five months of the year totaled 1.6 million tons, up 24% from the five months of 2013, when 1.3 million tons were landed.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

“Without Chile's help, we would have lost the Falklands”, says former RAF intelligence

Fernando Matthei, head of the Chilean Air Force was the man who facilitated Edwards requests

Chile's support for Britain during the Falklands War has been revealed for the first time by the man who was dispatched, with only hours notice, to secure a South American ally, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph credited to Harriet Alexander.

Monday, July 7th 2014 - 22:57 UTC

Flying squid controversy in Chile between artisanal fishermen and industry

Chilean fisheries official Raul Sunico said the government is committed to the 80% catch for artisanal fishermen

The Chilean government insists that it has a single position on the jumbo flying squid fisheries management controversy currently exposed to a conflict of interests: 80% of the catch for the artisanal sector and 20% for industry.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 08:16 UTC

Obama and 'second favorite Michelle' exchange praise at the White House

“The US is our, I would say, our most important foreign investor. We want to continue that path” said Bachelet

President Barack Obama and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pledged to work together to strengthen the ties between both nations, including projects on energy, education and free trade. Obama met in the Oval Office on Monday with Bachelet, whom he called his second favorite Michelle.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 02:44 UTC

Prince Harry ends his three-day visit to Chile

President Michelle Bachelet welcome Prince Harris at the Governement House

Britain's Prince Harry, on the last day of a three-day official visit to Chile, joked and played with handicapped children on Sunday. The prince, joined by Social Development Minister Maria Fernanda Villegas, was all smiles and appeared relaxed with the little ones at the Friends of Jesus children's facility.

Monday, June 30th 2014 - 02:40 UTC

Bachelet delays trip to Washington to receive national football team

Bachelet selfies with some of the players at La Moneda palace

Chilean president Michelle Bachelet welcomed the national football team at Government House on Sunday afternoon thus delaying for a few hours her trip to the United States where on Monday she is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Bachelet promises to buy and return disputed lands to Chile's tribes

The Chilean president at Government House with leaders of indigenous communities

President Michelle Bachelet announced a plan to buy and return disputed ancestral lands to Chile's indigenous communities as part of a strategy to better incorporate them into the country's political process and economic development.

Saturday, June 21st 2014 - 08:35 UTC

Bachelet proposes meeting of Mercosur and Pacific Alliance leaders

Bachelet addressing at the Alliance summit

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Friday proposed a September gathering between officials and business leaders from Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance in hopes of creating a tie-up between the two Latin American trade groups.

Thursday, June 19th 2014 - 06:02 UTC

Brazil gives 85 hooligans 72 hours to leave the country or be deported

Hooligans broke into the press center of the Maracaná stadium minutes before the Chile/Spain match  (Pic BBC)

At least 85 hooligans mostly Chileans were given 72 hours to abandon Brazil following their arrests for having broken into the Maracaná stadium and destroyed most of the press centre. The incidents happened minutes before the Chile-Spain match in Rio do Janeiro on Wednesday when the South American team knocked out the reigning Cup kings.

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