Chile's Progressive Party (PRO) leader Marco Enríquez Ominami Monday announced he would run for the country's presidency, which dealt an unexpected blow to the centre-left's efforts following the launch of Christian Democrat Yasna Provoste's candidacy Saturday.
Chile's Central Bank Thursday reported an 18.1% economic growth in May, which has brought it back to the pace of prepandemic levels.
One week after the presidential runoff, leftwing candidate Pedro Castillo edged conservative Keiko Fujimori by around 70,000 votes to become Peru's new President. But he cannot celebrate still until the National Electoral Jury (JNE) rule's on a petition to nullify some 200,000 votes from his opponent.
During his Bogota stop, South Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-Kun expressed his country's concerns over Japan's intentions to release the contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, the Asian nation's Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday in a statement.
Former conservative Senator Jaime Orpis has been bestowed Friday with the dubious honour of becoming Chile's first-ever politician to be handed down a jail sentence for his involvement in acts of corruption.
Chile's President Sebastán Piñera Sunday signed into law the new migration law which spent eight years in Congress before being passed.
The Chilean government has announced a new series of confinement measures for some 70% of the country’s population following a 36% hike in Covid cases over the last two weeks.
Chile's President Sebastian Piñera received on Friday the first dose of the Sinovac vaccine against the virus caused by Covid-19. The president is eligible to receive the inoculation with the Chinese vaccine along with those Chileans and residents aged 71 and over.
An Ethics Code to guide Chilean fish farms was announced and apparently accepted by the industry, the Salmon Breeders of Magallanes Region Association said in a release.
The United Kingdom will formally apply to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, deepening trade ties with some of the fastest-growing markets in the world. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to ministers in Japan and New Zealand to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), with formal negotiations set to start this year.