Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and the Foreign Minister of Chile Alberto van Klaveren met on 22 May in Santiago for the UK-Chile High-Level Political Dialogue to deepen the UK and Chile’s diplomatic, economic, financial, trade, business, and defense links.
During her participation in the Raw Materials Convention between the European Union and Latin America 2023 in Argentina, Chile's Mining Minister Marcela Hernando highlighted her country's advantageous position for the development of electromobility due to its large copper and lithium reserves.
James Cleverly, United Kingdom's Foreign Minister, delivered a significant speech today in Santiago de Chile, outlining the United Kingdom's vision for its future relations with Latin America. Against the backdrop of the bicentennial celebration of the UK-Latin America relationship, Cleverly expressed his pride in the UK's historical support for the region's struggle for independence two centuries ago, positioning the UK as “the oldest friend of the region.”
San Antonio, the largest port complex in Chile, had its fourth consecutive month with negative figures, as cargo handling experienced a 13.7% decline in April. Throughout the first quarter, it saw a 14.5% decrease.
British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will use a keynote speech in the Chilean capital Santiago on Monday 22 May to set out the UK’s future relationship with Latin America.
Thousands of Chilean travelers were stranded Sunday in the Argentine province of Mendoza as the Cristo Redentor Path was closed at 3 pm due to bad weather (snow), it was reported. The decision was made jointly by both countries, reported Los Andes. Shortly before, traffic from Uspallata onwards had also been cut off. It is an average one-hour drive from there to Cristo Redentor
The European Union is working on agreements with Argentina and Chile with the purpose of increasing access to critical minerals such as lithium, essential for the batteries of electric automobiles and to comply with the EU's less carbon-intensive economy guidelines.
Chile's Lower House Wednesday passed a bill increasing taxation on large copper mining, with which the Government of President Gabriel Boric Font intends to feed the country's coffers, it was reported in Santiago.
Chile's Government Monday approved the creation of the Lithium and Salt Flats Committee to add to the National Lithium Strategy announced last month in areas involving the Economic Development Agency (Corfo) and also as a technical advisory body, it was reported in Santiago.
David Boyd, the United Nations (UN) envoy for human rights and the environment, warned that Chile is facing a frightening and interconnected environmental crisis that is violating the rights of millions of people at the industrial complex known as the Chilean Chernobyl.