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Montevideo, September 25th 2023 - 18:46 UTC

Pacific Alliance

  • Saturday, August 12th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Chile's Social Development Minister resigns amid scandal

    Jackson is known to be a close friend of President Boric's

    Giorgio Jackson, of President Gabriel Boric Fnt's Democratic Revolution (RD) party, Friday turned in his resignation as Social Development Minister following his involvement in a corruption scandal splashing several cabinet members and even the head of state, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Pacific Alliance: Peru takes over pro tempore presidency

    Since its beginnings in 2011, the Pacific Alliance constituted “an integration mechanism that was pragmatic, free of politicization,” Gervasi said

    During a ceremony held Tuesday in Santiago, Peruvian Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi received the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance from her Chilean counterpart Alberto van Klaveren, thus bringing to an end the controversy sparked when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) refused to acknowledge Dina Boluarte as the legitimate head of state following Pedro Castillo Terrones' impeachment on Dec. 7 last.

  • Monday, July 17th 2023 - 11:41 UTC

    UK signs trade treaty to join Trans Pacific partnership, 'the world's fastest growing region'

    Business Minister Kemi Badenoch put her signature on the accession protocol for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Auckland, New Zealand.

    The United Kingdom on Sunday formally signed a treaty to join a major Indo/Pacific block, in what is described as the biggest trade deal since the country left the European Union, (Brexit) at the beginning of 2020.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Chile toughens migration controls

    According to statistics provided by the National Statistics Institute (INE) in April of this year, there are 1,482,390 foreigners living in Chile, of which 476,451 are Venezuelans.

    The Chilean government of President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday announced the creation of a committee to handle the expulsion of irregular migrants and develop a biometric registry of foreigners, it was reported in Santiago. The measure seeks to control irregular entries, such as those occurring at the northern border with Peru, of mostly Venezuelan people.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2023 - 10:09 UTC

    Peru to assume pro tempore presidency of Pacific Alliance

    Mathews also highlighted Peru's performance in terms of export progress

    Peru will finally take over the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance (PA) on Aug. 1, after which progress is expected in trade, tourism, and investments, Foreign Trade Minister Juan Carlos Mathews said Sunday in a TV interview.

  • Thursday, June 29th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Chile takes on mediating role in Pacific Alliance crisis

    AMLO refuses to hand over the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Peru's Dina Boluarte

    After Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) failed to pass on the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to Peru citing illegitimacy on the part of President Dina Boluarte's government, Chile announced Wednesday that it was assuming the position for a month, in a move to unblock such a transfer.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Chile's Central Bank cuts down growth projections

    Chile's economy will contract or, at best, grow at minimal levels this year

    According to the Chilean Central Bank's new projections, the South American country's economy will grow less than expected this year, it was reported Tuesday in Santiago.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    Chilean Foreign Trade in first quarter drops some 8,4%, Port Chamber report

    The decline in general cargo aligns with a 20.4% decrease in full container handling during the January-March 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.

    Comparing analysis of foreign trade by sea in the first quarter of 2023, reveals that this year there has been a drop of 8.4% in tons handled and an 8.1% decrease in cargo value, according to the Maritime and Port Chamber of Chile, Camport.

  • Tuesday, May 23rd 2023 - 02:20 UTC

    James Cleverly, British Foreign Secretary: UK Stands as Latin America's Oldest Friend

    Cleverly emphasized the mutual values shared by the UK and Latin America, stating, “Our position is clear. Respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, self-determination, and human rights”

    James Cleverly, United Kingdom's Foreign Minister, delivered a significant speech today in Santiago de Chile, outlining the United Kingdom's vision for its future relations with Latin America. Against the backdrop of the bicentennial celebration of the UK-Latin America relationship, Cleverly expressed his pride in the UK's historical support for the region's struggle for independence two centuries ago, positioning the UK as “the oldest friend of the region.”

  • Tuesday, March 28th 2023 - 10:45 UTC

    UN meeting on climate change kicks off in Chile

    Climate change represents “an unprecedented threat for the whole world,” Minister Rojas warned

    Experts from all over the world convened in Santiago, Chile, Monday for the opening day of a United Nations (UN) week of adaptation to climate change to address impacts and challenges, it was reported.