Tag: Chile

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 01:24 UTC

Bilateral ceremony to certify that Chilean Tierra del Fuego is free of mines

Ministers Agustin Rossi and Jorge Burgos (L) will be leading the ceremony in the framework of the 30th anniversary of the Peace and Friendship accord

Argentina and Chile on Monday will hold a ceremony certifying that the Chilean territory of Tierra del Fuego has been completely swept of mines, dating back to the late seventies, and in accordance with the 1999 Ottawa Convention commitments.

Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 00:56 UTC

Bachelet visits 14-year-old girl who pled for euthanasia since she is suffering cystic fibrosis

There was no information on what was said, but photographs of the visit were provided, including one of Valentina taking a selfie with the president

Chile’s president went to a hospital on Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis. The government quickly said no after the video began spreading on social media Thursday.

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

GeoPark scales down operations in Magallanes because of falling oil prices

The company in a release said it was forced to adapt its structure to address the world oil crisis with the abrupt collapse in prices.

Oil company GeoPark which operates in Magallanes, extreme south of Chile, reiterated its commitment and long term investment in the region but also announced the redundancy of 30 staff, first time in twelve years, because of a restructuring of the company to the new global oil industry scenario.

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 05:51 UTC

Chilean lawmakers ask Pope to reverse bishop appointment due to sexual abuse allegations

Karadima, an influential octogenarian priest was found guilty in 2011 by the Vatican of committing sexual abuse and sentenced to a life of prayer and penance.

Fifty-one members of the Chilean Parliament have signed a letter asking Pope Francis to reverse the appointment of the Bishop of Osorno, Juan Barros, due to allegations of covering up sexual abuse.

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:49 UTC

Chilean city delegation visits UK to explore energy efficiency and new technologies

The Antofagasta delegation during their visit to UK

A Chilean delegation representing the city of Antofagasta visited the UK to explore energy efficiency best practices and new technologies. The visit was an essential component of the “Action Plan for the city of Antofagasta´s Sustainable Energy Strategy” project that the British Embassy Santiago is currently supporting through the Prosperity Fund.

Saturday, February 14th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Chilean president's son resigns amid questions about family business

“I decided to step aside and resign my position as socio-cultural director of the presidency,” Sebastian Davalos told reporters at La Moneda palace

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's son resigned Friday from an unpaid post in her administration amid questions about his wife's business affairs.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 13:56 UTC

A canine brigade in Punta Arenas helps to speed the landing of 4.000 visitors

The sniffers walking along the queue of arriving passengers last Monday

How do you manage to make the mandatory phyto-sanitary controls when 4.000 visitors come ashore on the same day virtually at the same time, and the port is not a major terminal. Particularly when the country is a main producer of fruit and other agriculture goods and must act with the utmost jealousy to ensure its privileged position as a world leading exporter.

Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 06:18 UTC

Bachelet under fire because of her son's privileged access to funding for real estate speculation

Bachelet’s government confirmed details of the loan, saying it was legal, and the president’s son, Santiago Davalos, released a declaration of financial interests

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is coming under fire with complaints her family got privileged access to a bank loan for a land deal. Chile’s Que Pasa magazine reported that a company half-owned by Bachelet’s daughter-in-law, Natalia Compagnon, received a 10 million dollars loan from Banco de Chile during the 2013 presidential campaign.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 - 19:27 UTC

Falklands' familiarization visit for UK ambassadors from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

Fiona Clouder, Governor Colin Roberts with Alex Ellis and Lyster-Binns at the reception Monday evening

British ambassadors to Chile, Brazil and Uruguay respectively, Fiona Clouder, Alex Ellis and Ben Lyster-Binns are currently visiting the Falkland Islands to familiarise themselves with the people and economy and to discover what opportunities there are to increase links between the Islands and their host countries.

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 01:46 UTC

Falklands want to be good neighbors and have closer links with Latin America

A full day of celebrations at Stanley's racecourse on Saturday to commemorate 250 years of British rule

The Falkland Islands and its people want to be 'good neighbors, have trade links, cooperation agreements and closer relations with the southern cone of South America, but 'without losing our identity', said Falklands lawmakers to Punta Arenas Prensa Austral that was present at the celebrations last Saturday for the 250th anniversary of the first flying of the Union Flag in the Islands marking the beginning of British rule.


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