Chile's Electoral body reported that more than 3,300 hopefuls have applied for selection to the commission that will rewrite the country's current constitution, a legacy of dictator General Augusto Pinochet who ruled the country from 1973 to 1990.
Chile’s peso tumbled on Wednesday, starting the year in a volatile fashion as many had forecast. The currency dropped 2.1% to 741.66 against the dollar, bringing its decline this year to 4%.
The Chilean Electoral Service registered 2,223 hopeful candidates for selection to the commission that will rewrite Chile's dictatorship-era constitution. The 14 million Chilean eligible are scheduled to elect on April 11 the 155 members of the Constituent Assembly that will rewrite the constitution, which dates from the rule of military dictator Augusto Pinochet (1973-90).
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera and his wife Cecilia Morel are to begin preventive quarantine after coming into close contact with a person later diagnosed to have COVID-19, the president's press office said on Tuesday.
Chile's unemployment rate eased to 10.8% between September and November, the government said in the last day of 2020, but remained well above the same period the previous year as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the economy of the world's top copper producer.
Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has increased São Paulo services to 10 weekly flights and expanded codeshare cooperation with LATAM Airlines Brasil optimizing connectivity for both airline’s passengers to and from destinations in Asia, the Middle East and South America. The new codeshare agreement will further strengthen the two airlines’ strategic partnership, first initiated in 2016 and recently expanded in June 2019.
From the repatriation of British tourists stranded in Chile to the preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU, Ambassador Ian Duddy, speaks about this year's work.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the coast of south-central Chile on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, but Chilean officials immediately discarded the risk of a tsunami.
The task of sniffing out passengers infected with COVID-19 at Chile's Santiago international airport is going to the dogs. A team of Golden Retrievers and Labradors sit when they smell the virus and get a treat. The canines sport green biodetector jackets with a red cross.
A coronavirus outbreak with 36 positive tests was reported on Monday at a Chilean Army base in Antarctica, the only continent, up to now, free of the virus. The army's Monday release said that at the Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme base, following suspicions, swabbing testing was practiced in all personnel resulting in 36 positive cases, of which 26 belonging to the Army and ten to members of a contractor, doing maintenance work at the base.