In Chile there's no room, and there can be no room, for violence or fear, President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday at a ceremony commemorating the 41st anniversary of the 1973 military coup and several days after a bomb blast injured 14 people in this capital. The 17-year military dictatorship remains controversial and a rift in Chilean society.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza recalled on Thursday the tragic events that occurred on September 11, in Chile and the United States, in 1973 and 2001, and called on the international community “to observe tolerance and to respect diversity at a time when the world is shaken once more by violence.”
Forty-one years to the day after General Augusto Pinochet seized power in a military coup in Chile, a right-wing legislator was arrested for alleged involvement in the killing of three activists during the 17-year Pinochet dictatorship.
Monday's bombing at a Santiago metro station that left at least ten people wounded was a terrorist attack, the Chilean government said. This is the last and most serious of a string of bombs that have been found across Santiago most planted at night.
Magallanes Region economy (in the extreme south of Chile) received an injection of 220 million dollars from the 630.000 tourists that arrived by air, sea or land to the area during 2013, according to the latest release form the regional Tourism Office (Sernatur).
President Michelle Bachelet presented on Monday a 500 million dollars emergency plan to try and rejuvenate Chile's slowing economy via investment promotion. She added that half of the anticipated funding will come from adjustments to the budget while the rest will come from greater structural income from a tax reform that Congress is expected to approve soon
Chile's petroleum corporation, ENAP, is planning to drill 55 non conventional new wells in Tierra del Fuego beginning September until the end of 2015, with the purpose of increasing the current production from 450.000 cubic meters per day to a million cubic meters of 'tight' gas.
The British Ambassador to Chile, Fiona Clouder, hosted a reception for the launch of the Oxford University Alumni Society. The event held at the British residence in Santiago was attended by current and former Oxford students, professors as well as other professionals interested in supporting the Society.
The British Embassy in Chile together with the Metropolitan Public Transportation Department (DTPM) and the consultant company Sistemas Sustentables Ltd., Chile hosted the workshop ‘Improving bus technology within the public transport system of Santiago’.
British Composer award winner Simon Dobson’s latest high profile collaborative project will be heard at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in October, with the premiere of a new restoration of one of the most significant films about the First World War.