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Montevideo, June 5th 2023 - 20:03 UTC


  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Chile denounces Argentina drying up binational river

    Judging by the current water levels, Chilean authorities suspect works continue on the Argentine side of the Vizcachas river

    Following complaints by Chilean ranchers, Santiago sent a note to Argentina for works that dried up the Vizcachas, a transboundary river originating in southeast Santa Cruz and reaching Magallanes. The land owners claim that the binational watercourse has suddenly dried up and denounce that it is due to works carried out on the Argentine side.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Chilean Army declares red alert after Mapuche arson attacks

    Monsalve also announced a stronger amry deployment in La Araucania as Mapuche violence mounts

    Chile's Undersecretary of the Interior Manuel Monsalve Wednesday announced that a red alert was being declared in the southern part of the country following arson attacks allegedly perpetrated by Mapuche rebels, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Chile: Boric enacts new anti-drug trafficking law

    “Chile will finally have a law that strengthens the prosecution of drug trafficking and organized crime,” Boric said

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Tuesday signed into law the Anti-Drug Trafficking Bill changing the penal code for drug traffickers and tackling the money trail behind these operations.

  • Monday, May 8th 2023 - 11:36 UTC

    Rightwing parties to control Chile's new constituent assembly

    The far right and the traditional right together have an absolute majority of the seats due to which they will not need to negotiate anything with the left

    José Antonio Kast's far-right Republican Party Sunday scored a resounding victory in the elections to form the 50-member council which will draft a new Constitution for Chile after last year's reformed text was turned down by 62% of the votes in a referendum.

  • Monday, May 8th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Chilean and Venezuelan authorities cooperate to repatriate stranded migrants

    “There is a firm determination of the government of President Gabriel Boric to take charge of migration in all its senses, in an orderly and safe manner,” Sanzana explained

    Venezuelan authorities Sunday flew back 115 migrants who were stranded in northern Chile through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria (Return to the Homeland Plan), it was announced by Caracas. The Foreign Ministry said on Twitter that: “115 Venezuelan men and women are happily returning to their homes thanks to a new day of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria,” an initiative in force since 2018.

  • Sunday, May 7th 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Chile votes again to draft new Constitution

    Last year's draft was turned down massively in a referendum, but Boric chose to insist

    Over 15 million Chileans are to vote Sunday in order to form the 50-member body to draft a new Constitution with which to replace the one stemming from the Augusto Pinochet military regime after the previous project was massively turned down in a referendum in September last. Voting is mandatory and fines are imposed on those who cannot justify their omission.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 17:35 UTC

    Latam: no turning back on higher air fares to Punta Arenas, “ample competition”

    The Punta Arenas international airport from where every Saturday there is a flight to MPA in the Falkland Islands

    Chile's National Economic Prosecution threw out a request to begin an investigation into the hike of air travel to Punta Arenas, decided by Latam Airlines. “It is highly unlikely to verify a conduct of excessive prices taking into account the many verification standards of such an incompetitiveness crime”, points out the resolution.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 - 11:26 UTC

    Chile keeps track of the Chinese jigger fleet crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific

    A Chilean navy officer shows the trajectory of some of the Chinese jiggers as they move along the Pacific coast

    The Chilean Navy and the country's National Fisheries Service, Sernapesca, reported that they are keeping track of the “devastating” Chinese fleet sailing from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans and currently sailing north along the Chilean coast line, after ending its squid season.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 - 11:23 UTC

    Chile's March economic activity indicator contracts 2,1%, with the largest falls in mining and manufacturing

    This is also the second month running economic contraction and the largest fall since last November when the Chilean economy collapsed minus 3,3%.

    Chile's monthly economic activity indicator, Imacec, contracted in March 2,1% compared to the same month in 2022, according to the latest report from the country's Central Bank. The indicator is located in the pessimist area of analysts' expectations who were anticipating a drop of minus 1,7% to minus 2%, following the latest reports of industrial production and commerce activity during March. This is also the second-month running contraction and the largest fall since last November when the Chilean economy collapsed minus 3,3%.

  • Monday, May 1st 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Venezuela wants to rescue migrants stranded in border between Chile and Peru

    The presence of these migrants on the border has generated a diplomatic crisis between Chile and Peru.<br />
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    Venezuela's Foreign Ministry started talks with its Chilean and Peruvian counterparts to coordinate flights whereby migrants stranded on the border between these two countries can be flown back to Caracas, it was reported.