A panel of Chilean Cabinet ministers voted unanimously on Tuesday to reject the 3.2 billion dollars HidroAysen mega-project, which envisioned the construction of five power-generating dams in the environmentally sensitive Patagonia region.
Thousands of Chilean students marched in the capital Santiago on Tuesday to protest what they see as an inadequate proposal for education reform put forward by center-left President Michelle Bachelet, who took office in March. The second major student demonstration in two months was joined by many high school and university instructors.
The Government of Chile and the fishing industry engaged in fishing for jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) agreed to set a deadline of 45 days to reach a formula to end the Olympic race in capturing this cephalopod due to the lack of fisheries quotas between artisanal and industrial sectors.
Prince Harry will be visiting Brazil and Chile this month in support of the UK's interests in the region and will reflect the strong relationship the two countries have with the UK. The visit will also allow Prince Harry to build on the links he began to forge in South America during his official visit to Brazil in March 2012.
Brazil, Argentina and Chile presidents figure among the list of the 25 most powerful women in the world according to the latest release from Forbes. Dilma Rousseff ranks in fourth place, Cristina Fernandez 19 and Michele Bachelet, 25. Only nine heads of state figure in the 100 names list.
Relationships between medical professionals in Southern Chile and the Falkland Islands have been strengthened following a visit by the Islands’ radiographer to Punta Arenas.
Chile, one of a handful of the world's countries that outlaws abortion in all cases, will debate a bill this year that seeks to relax the ban in certain circumstances, a government spokesman announced. President Michelle Bachelet who was re-elected and took office in March had pledged a change in the law ahead of her election.
The 5th Annual Global Mining Technology Forum will be held in October 2014 in Santiago to discuss the mining industry's way forward in technology adaptation. Fleming Gulf Conferences has announced that the 5th edition of it's flagship mining conference will take place in October 2014 in Santiago, Chile.
A group of managers representing Punta Arenas port facilities, logistic companies and shipping companies visited the Falkland Islands last week with an ultimate aim to offer solutions to the current and future commercial needs of the Islands.