Last September 17, the Falkland Islands governor hosted a Chilean Independence Day reception at Government House for the Chilean community. ”There are 199 Chilean-born people in the Falkland Islands,” said Governor Nigel Phillips at the reception.
Chile said last week it would not sign the Escazu Agreement -- a decision that generated surprise and disappointment among environmentalists because along with Costa Rica, Santiago has promoted it since 2012.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera announced on Sunday the launch of US$ 2 billion in subsidies aimed at creating new jobs or recovering those lost during months of lockdown aimed at stemming the coronavirus pandemic in the globe’s top copper producer.
The Chilean government appointed Jennifer Rojas as new governor of the Magallanes and Antarctic Region, following the ousting of Jose Fernandez, who had been in the post since February 2019.
Chilean citizens planning to vote in a referendum on a new constitution next month will be at no greater risk of contracting coronavirus at the ballot box than they would be going to the supermarket, the head of the country’s electoral service said on Monday.
The Falkland Islands Government confirmed that, as part of its efforts to contribute to the worldwide Coronavirus relief response, it is making a donation of £5,000 to Fundación Gente de la Calle, (Homeless), based in Santiago, Chile.
Chilean police said that on Saturday that more than 100 people were arrested after clashes marking the 47th anniversary of the coup d'etat that overthrew the populist leftist government of Salvador Allende.
A U.S. bankruptcy judge rejected a US$ 2.4 billion financing plan for struggling LATAM Airlines on the grounds that a convertible loan included as part of the package would amount to “improper” treatment of other shareholders.
Chile posted a trade surplus of US$ 904 million in August, the central bank said on Monday, with a drop in levels versus a year earlier of both exports and imports for the month.
Chile's prosecutors' office announced it would reopen a bungled investigation into the death of American teaching assistant Erica Faith Hagan, who was beaten to death in a college dormitory in southern Chile in 2014. The prosecutor's office said in a statement late on Friday that it had made the decision following a special request by the victim's mother Regina O'Neal.