Chilean truckers said on Wednesday they would lift a seven-day strike that has damaged supply chains and raised fears for food and commodities exports, following a deal with the government. Jose Villagran, vice president of the National Confederation of the Chilean Cargo Transport (CNTC), said the strike would end at 3 p.m. local time.
The Chilean government on Monday threatened to invoke a state security law to penalize striking truck drivers blocking arterial routes and damaging supply chains after talks between the two sides broke down.
Despite denying a recent air trip from Montevideo to the Falkland Islands, the Argentine foreign ministry stated that the “humanitarian flights policy” for the Islanders stands, and said that last Friday a flight from the Islands to Chile, with health risk patients, crossing Argentine space had been approved.
A Chilean special forces captain has been arrested for assault in relation to an incident in which a woman was blinded by a tear gas canister during the massive social protests that rocked the country in 2019.
United States pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has added Chile, Argentina, and Peru to the Latin nations where it plans to conduct Phase III trials for its vaccine against COVID-19, the company confirmed on Wednesday.
Chilean truckers went on strike on Thursday in protest over violence affecting them in the country’s restive Araucania province and the slow progress through the congress of a raft of security and justice bills.
LATAM Airlines have confirmed to the Falkland Islands government that the Punta Arenas-Santiago route will remain suspended until at least 2 January 2021, and the situation will be reviewed near that date.
Braving the pandemic, Chileans begin campaigning on Wednesday for a referendum on amending their dictatorship-era constitution -- for many a symbol of entrenched social and economic inequality.
Moody's Investors Service, (“Moody's”) has changed the outlook to negative from stable on the Government of Chile and affirmed the A1 long-term local and foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings, and the (P)A1 foreign currency senior unsecured shelf ratings.
Truck drivers in Chile late on Sunday called for a countrywide strike to begin Thursday if President Sebastian Piñera and Congress do not act immediately to stem a rising tide of attacks against their number in Chile´s Araucania region.