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Montevideo, April 23rd 2024 - 00:39 UTC

Pacific Alliance

  • Tuesday, March 19th 2024 - 11:04 UTC

    Boric says Chile's economy will take off in 2024 after dodging recession

    Growth is going to be noticed in the pockets of families, said Boric

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font said Monday that his country's economy would “take off” this year after dodging recession in 2023 and reaching a meager 0.2% growth.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2024 - 19:43 UTC

    Sebastián Piñera, former president of Chile, dies in helicopter crash at age 74

    This Tuesday was a rainy day in the area, with complex weather conditions, it was reported by local media. Piñera had left the house of his friend José Cox piloting his Robinson R 66.

    Former Chilean President Sebastián Piñera tragically passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74 in a helicopter crash in Lago Ranco, Chile. According to Chilean media reports, including ADN Radio, the accident occurred approximately 920 kilometers south of Santiago.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2024 - 11:08 UTC

    Chile launches new fast train service

    The Chinese-built train may run on either fuel or electricity

    Chilean authorities Friday inaugurated the South American country's first high-speed train service. The convoy, which has four cars and can accommodate 236 passengers, links connects Santiago with Curicó in two hours and three minutes at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Curicó is a rich agricultural production area known for its wine cellars.

  • 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.