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Montevideo, June 2nd 2023 - 08:53 UTC


  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Chile: Constitutional reform Admissibility Committee picks its authorities

    A new attempt to reform Chile's Constitution is going on amid popular indifference

    Chile's Admissibility Technical Committee for Constitutional reform started functioning Monday in Santiago by picking its authorities. The body is made up of 14 representatives from different political parties who were appointed on Jan. 25.

  • Saturday, March 4th 2023 - 08:56 UTC

    Former DINA operatives convicted in Chile

    With these new convictions, the defendants accumulate over 900 years in prison

    A Chilean court Friday unanimously repealed a previous acquitting ruling and upheld the prison sentences imposed on 59 former operatives of the General Augusto Pinochet military dictatorship (1973-1990) who were found guilty of aggravated kidnappings, mostly of members of the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR) in what became known as Operation Colombo.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Chile's Senate agrees to virtual appearance by Ukrainian President

    Latorre said he felt for the people of Ukraine but international affairs should be handled by the President and not the Legislative

    Chile's Senate has voted in favor of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski making a virtual appearance at the South American country's legislative, while a green light from the Lower House was to be confirmed shortly to make it a joint session if possible. Zelenski's telecast would be sometime between the last week of March and the first week of April.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2023 - 09:05 UTC

    IMF picks former Chilean Minister to replace Goldfajn

    Georgieva praised Valdés' background and qualifications for the post

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Tuesday announced that Chilean Economist Minister Rodrigo Valdés had been chosen to succeed the Brazilian Ilan Goldfajn as Regional Director of the global agency. Goldfajn left his post to become President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 17:49 UTC

    Chilean coin commemorating 1973 coup sparks controversy on social media

    The piece contained the inscription “four swords united in the blue of September” and depicted soldiers shooting at the Palacio de La Moneda

    A Chilean Bank was forced last week to withdraw from its online collectors' store a coin alluding to the 1973 coup d'état from sale following protests on social media. One of the sides of the coin showed an image of troops shooting at La Moneda Palace.

  • Monday, February 27th 2023 - 08:05 UTC

    Chile reinforces military presence near Peru, Bolivia border

    According to Boric's decree, the military units “may carry out identity controls and detain persons entering or leaving through an unauthorized border crossing”

    The Chilean Government of President Gabriel Boric Font has upped the South American country's military strength in areas bordering Peru and Bolivia such as Arica, Parinacota, Tarapacá, and Antofagasta in a move to tackle illegal immigration, it was reported.

  • Saturday, February 25th 2023 - 09:27 UTC

    Stateless Nicaraguan writers accept new South American nationalities

    “Chile has a deep bond with Nicaragua,” Belli said

    Writers Sergio Ramírez and Gioconda Belli, who were stripped of their Nicaraguan citizenship by the Daniel Ortega regime which declared them “traitors to the homeland,” have made up their minds on which nationalities to accept from the multiple offers from various Latin American countries who jumped in not to leave them stateless.

  • Friday, February 24th 2023 - 10:49 UTC

    Chile's Cochamó Valley awarded sanctuary status

    Now the challenge is to balance the needs of the tourists with the need to protect the sanctuary

    Chilean authorities have turned Patagonia’s Cochamó Valley into the South American country's new 42-square-mile sanctuary to protect rivers and wetlands in addition to 6,500 hectares (about 25 square miles) of mature forest and more than 1,800 hectares (about 7 square miles) of thousand-year-old larches which have been labeled as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 - 10:54 UTC

    Chilean, Argentine nationalities available to Nicaraguan stateless expatriates

    Argentine Foreign Minister Cafiero insisted the first step should be taken by the interested person at the Argentine Embassy

    The Governments of Chile and Argentina are among those who would grant citizenship to the Nicaraguan expatriates who were expelled from their country earlier this month and stripped of their nationality on treason charges, it was reported Tuesday.

  • Saturday, February 18th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Silence among Latin American powers: Chile, the only that openly condemn Daniel Ortega's latest offensive

    Ortega responded to his Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric and reffered him as a “lap dog”

    Of the five main powers in Latin America, all of which are governed by the left, the executive of Gabriel Boric in Chile has openly expressed its repudiation of what has happened in Nicaragua after President Daniel Ortega stripped 94 opposition members of their Nicaraguan nationality and banished 222 political prisoners to the United States, declaring them stateless.