MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, November 22nd 2017 - 13:03 UTC

Tag: Punta Arenas

  • Thursday, June 29th 2017 - 08:17 UTC

    LGBTI Diversity Flag hoisted in Chilean city of Punta Arenas

    “What happened on Wednesday is a tremendous milestone that Punta Arenas,” Iguales Foundation president Pi said.

    The diversity flag was hoisted Wednesday on Mount La Cruz in Punta Arenas, Chile's southernmost city, as part of the celebration of the International Gay Pride Day (LGBTI) by the Iguales Foundation. Similar ceremonies were held all over the world, including the Magallanes Region Government House, over 2,000 kilometers south of Santiago.

  • Thursday, April 20th 2017 - 01:57 UTC

    Punta Arenas plans to seat a major Antarctica scientific research hub

    Governor Jorge Flies said the objective was for at least 1,000 scientists to settle in the Magellan region capital of Punta Arenas

    Chile will build the International Antarctic Center in the southern city of Punta Arenas, meant to become the entering point to the white continent for the world. The Governor of the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctic, Jorge Flies stated this week that there were 35 projects developing in his jurisdiction, in three important areas.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2017 - 12:10 UTC

    Chilen Navy operating from Punta Arenas rescues Australian yacht skipper

    Solo skipper Shane Freeman abandoned the Mushka yacht which has been scuttled to prevent a hazard to navigation, after being rescued by a Chilean Navy sea

    The Chilean Navy rescued 61-year-old Australian skipper Shane Freeman after his yacht Mushka was knocked down and dismasted 300 nautical miles west of Chile. The Australian was on his way to the Sunday Times Golden Globe race’s start line in the UK in his Tradewind 35 class yacht when the incident happened on 18 February 2017.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 12:39 UTC

    DAP Airways opens summer link between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia

    The first symbolic flight with a BAE 146-200 lands in Ushuaia and is received with the friendly arch of rain at the airport

    Chilean privately owned DAP Airways inaugurated this week the link between Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile and Ushuaia, capital of Argentine Tierra del Fuego, a flexible commercial service that includes two weekly flights during the summer season and with the main purpose of increasing connectivity in the region and favoring tourism.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 01:30 UTC

    Insignia marks the official beginning of the cruise season for Punta Arenas

    Insignia arrived with 684 passengers and a crew of 400, after undergoing a multimillion-dollar upgrading.

    With the arrival this Monday of M/V Insignia to Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile, and capital of the Magallanes region has officially declared opened the 2016/17 cruise season. It is estimated that 102.000 tourists will be visiting the region, although the number of vessel calls will drop drastically from 121 to 86.

  • Thursday, October 27th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

    Falkland Islands youth football team tours Chile

    At MPA before boarding the aircraft that took players and coach to Punta Arenas

    A youth football squad from the Falkland Islands is currently touring Punta Arenas, competing in a week long tournament against teams from the local area. The Falkland Islands Youth football team is currently in Chile this week training and competing in a week-long tournament against local sides.

  • Wednesday, October 26th 2016 - 11:10 UTC

    Chilean conservatives clear win in Punta Arenas, first time in almost thirty years

    Claudio Radonich managed a comfortable 47% of votes cast, ahead of the New Majority candidate Ramón Lobos, 20.3% and 17.4% for Emilio Boccazzi

    The Chilean conservative alliance “Chile, let's go” which achieved a sweeping victory in last Sunday's municipal elections, causing a serious disarray to the ruling coalition New Majority with only a year before the 2017 presidential election, also managed to win the Punta Arenas mayoralty for the first time since the end of the Pinochet era.

  • Wednesday, October 19th 2016 - 20:48 UTC

    Falkland Islands and Punta Arenas interested in increasing links and cooperation

    “The purpose of our visit is to increase links mostly in education; we have a good number of ties between the Falklands and Punta Arenas” MLA Barry Elsby said

    A delegation from the UK embassy in Chile and a member from the Falklands Legislative Assembly met in Punta Arenas with the Magallanes region finance minister Christian Garcia to increase science and education cooperation links and promote people and economic exchanges. Many Chileans mainly from Punta Arenas have jobs in the Falklands.

  • Friday, September 30th 2016 - 08:34 UTC

    Punta Arenas cruise season anticipated to be weaker than in 2015/2016

    The first international cruise, “Insignia” is scheduled to arrive at Punta Arenas on 29 October with 1.084 passengers

    The 2016//17 cruise season for the Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile will see a drop in the number of calls, from 121 to 86, of which 83 in Punta Arenas and 3 in Puerto Natales, according to the schedule published by Punta Arenas port authority, Austral Port Company, EPA, website.

  • Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 04:07 UTC

    HMS Protector crew parade next to the Chilean navy to honor Pilot Pardo in Punta Arenas

    The ceremony remembered the expertise and courage of the Chilean navy officer in the “Yelcho” tug, probably the first successful rescue operation in Antarctica

    Sailors and Royal Marines from Ice Patrol HMS Protector participated on Sunday in a major parade in Punta Arenas, next to members from the Chilean Navy, local Fire fighters and two schools, as part of the commemorations to honor pilot Luis Pardo Villalón, the Chilean navy officer who a century ago rescued the 22 survivors of Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition “Endurance”.