Unemployment in Chile during the first quarter of 2007 was 6.7%, which is higher than the previous quarter, 6.4%, but considerably less than a year ago, 8.35%, according to the latest release from the Statistics Institute, INE. Punta Arenas in the extreme south of the country has one of the lowest rates with 2.7%.
One way or another the salmon farms currently operating in the Aysén Fjord (Region XI) must be relocated, President Michelle Bachelet told reporters on Tuesday, three days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the area, killing at least 10 people ÃÂ¢€” several of them salmon farm workers.
Lan's new air rates policy has increased passenger traffic between Punta Arenas and Santiago in the last five months by 30.000, of which almost half had never boarded an airplane according to company officials.
Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Peru figure as the most attractive countries in Latinamerica for private investment in infrastructure according to a report from the World Economic Forum meeting this week in Santiago de Chile. At the other end Venezuela, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic figure as the less attractive.
Argentine Malvinas veterans visiting La Paz on Monday handed Bolivian president Evo Morales a coffer with Falkland Islands soil and requested support to recover the Islands for Argentina and Latinamerica.
Astronomers using a state of the art telescope in Chile have found the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, a world which could have water running on its surface.
China replaced the United States as the principal destination for Chilean exports in this year's first quarter. Chile's exports from January to March totalled over 15 billion US dollars, of which nearly 15.5% approximately 2.4 billion went to China.
Chile's Interior Ministry has launched three investigative missions into previously unexplored areas in southern Chile. The areas ÃÂ¢€ known to be rich in flora and fauna ÃÂ¢€ will be assessed for suitability for tourism and conservation activities.
The Inter-American Economic Council held a high level Public Summit focused on Building Sustainable Societies in Latin America. The Summit's key objectives were to focus on Economic Development Opportunities for the poor impoverished communities of Latin America and the Caribbean and examined ways to encourage the private sector to focus on establishing and expand its corporate social responsibility programs in the region.
One crew member dead and eight disappeared is the primary balance of a fire which broke out Friday night in the Faeroe Islands flagged factory vessel BF Hercules, operating 280 nautical miles south east of Ancud, (next to Puerto Montt) reported Saturday morning a release from the Chilean Navy.