HMS Montrose joined Chile’s party of the year as the country celebrated the 200th birthday of its Navy. The frigate was invited to join old friends – former British warships HMS Grafton, Sheffield and Marlborough, now serving under the Chilean flag – and make new friends in the port of Valparaiso where a series of high-profile anniversary events were staged over nine days.
Former Carabineros Sergeant Carlos Alarcón told prosecutors that he and his fellow servicemen were coached to hide the truth from investigators in the death of Mapuche leader Camilo Catrillanca Marín on November 14 in La Araucania, it was reported Tuesday.
Chile's President Sebastián Piñera Saturday announced the Carabineros' élite GOPE squad, commonly referred to as Jungle Commando, will be withdrawn from the Araucania region, but warned that security in the area will be reinforced nonetheless.
Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Piñera's government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior.
As the project to rename Santiago's international airport is back under the spotlight, feminist groups have brought the attention to the fact that 1971 Literature Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda is not worthy of that honour.
Innovation, partnership and technology transfer are the main themes as the UK is showing a strong commitment to the UK/Chilean defense relationship by sending HMS Montrose a Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate to support the bicentennial celebrations and Exponaval 2018 in Valparaiso, Chile.
For the third consecutive year, Chile is recognized as the best adventure tourism destination in the world at the World Travel Awards that are considered the Oscars of the international tourism industry. The ceremony was held in Lisbon, Portugal last Sunday.
Falkland Islands will commemorate the 8th December 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands with a talk on Wednesday and a full program next Saturday. This Wednesday at the Historic Dockyard Museum, David Bailey will be giving a talk on the Battle of Colonel, and of the Falkland Islands.
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth's only daughter, was in Santiago Thursday to attend the unveiling of a monument honoring local Navy hero Lord Thomas Alexander Cochrane.
Carabineros Director General Hermes Soto Monday admitted his force would freeze the Jungle Commando training programme in Colombia. We have no plans to continue sending people to train there, he said.