Chile's Supreme Court Monday sentenced seven retired military officers involved in the Sept. 12, 1973, kidnapping and murder of singer-songwriter Víctor Jara to 25 years in jail, it was reported in Santiago. Those convicted are between 73 and 85 years old and are all at liberty.
Spring and summer are coming to the southern hemisphere and the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association, Asoex, anticipated that with the new season, the country can comfortably target a 20% target increase for Chilean cherries, (November to February).
Just a couple of weeks before the commemoration events of the fiftieth anniversary of the Chilean coup d'état (11 September), retired Generals and Admirals addressed a letter to President Gabriel Boric.
Documents revealing the US government's involvement in the Sept. 11, 1973, coup d'état against Chilean President Salvador Allende have been declassified, it was reported in Santiago.
Chile’s economy has contracted for three consecutive quarters, with significant weakness in household consumption and decline in investments. The last negative figure was reported last week by the Central Bank, showing GDP contracted by -1.1% over the same period between April and June 2023. previous year.
The Chilean ambassador before the UK government Susana Herrera has resigned (removed), the Foreign Ministry announced. The Chargé d'Affaires is taking over in the meantime. Apparently, the ambassador did not adjust to regular proceedings, but the work atmosphere at the embassy in London was not the best.
Heavy rains in central and southern Chile have resulted in at least two people dead plus thousands stranded or taken to shelters, it was reported Monday. The victims were a driver who was hit by a tree and a firefighter who was killed Sunday when trying to rescue a lamb from the river in the town of Cañete, in the Bíobio region, some 550 kilometers south of Santiago, Undersecretary of the Interior Manuel Monsalve said.
This weekend, (Saturday, Sunday), all of the Falkland Islands teams competing at the Hockey Winter Cup Classic in Punta Arenas will be playing as the matches are officially commencing.
Chile reported in the first half of 2023 “unprecedented declines” in wine exports, totaling 20 million boxes and 584 million dollars, which represents a 24% decrease in both volume and value compared to the same period last year, according to Wines of Chile.
Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet for the third time since reaching office 18 months ago. I call on you to fully dedicate yourselves to the mission of this government to advance in a more just society, said Boric upon swearing in the new officials.