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Latin America

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Survey shows Chileans among least happy in Latinamerica

    The latest in a string of international happiness surveys shows that 66% of Chileans describe themselves as “happy” or “very happy” — yet they are less happy than people in almost every other Latin American country.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile/UK permanent high level political dialogue

    Lord David Trieman, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

    Chile and the Great Britain agreed Monday to set up permanent high level political dialogue and increase bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Collaboration will focus on energy, environmental and social issues.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Protests spark clashes in Bolivia

    At least 50 people were injured on Friday in a clash between supporters and opponents of Bolivian President Evo Morales' government, according local press reports.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean leader proposes soc. sec. reform

    President Michelle Bachelet

    President Michelle Bachelet on Friday proposed a shake-up of Chile's widely admired but incomplete private social security system, urging a minimum government pension for 1 million elderly Chileans left out of the current program.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chavez denies Castro cancer claim

    President Fidel Castro

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has dismissed suggestions that Cuban leader and ally Fidel Castro has cancer, but said he was fighting a serious illness.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Top Chilean General removed for praising Pinochet

    The aftermath of General Augusto Pinochet's funeral, and legacy, continue to reverberate in Chilean politics and the Chilean Armed Forces: the General responsible for the Metropolitan Santiago area, one of the country's most important was sacked Friday following statements on support of the 1973 military coup and praise for the dictator.

  • Thursday, December 14th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean export fraud with meat shipped to Japan

    Chile's Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) will send at least two representatives to Japan this weekend to clarify any questions the Asian government may have regarding the recent red meat exported to the island nation and stamped with false sanitation seals.

  • Thursday, December 14th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Lan confirms discount rates and night flight to Punta Arenas

    Lan Chile announced that as of December 18, its special rates system will be made extensive to all itineraries between Santiago and Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt, and the recently introduced test night flights to those cities will become definitive.

  • Thursday, December 14th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Another Venezuelan ambassador on the tight rope

    Ambassador Julio Montes

    With mounting tension between the Bolivian government and four of the country's nine provinces pressing for regional autonomy, Venezuela's ambassador caused a political seism when he admitted the possibility of sending Venezuelan troops in support of the administration of President Evo Morales.

  • Monday, December 11th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Pinochet: no state funeral or national mourning

    The Chilean government announced Sunday that the deceased dictator General Augusto Pinochet will be receiving honors of a former Commander in chief of the Army, and not of head of state or national mourning.