Chile's President Gabriel Boric Font Monday urged his Bolivian counterpart Luis Arce Catacora to resume diplomatic ties, which were severed in the 1970s.
The office of Chilean president-elect Gabriel Boric, who this Friday takes office as the successor of Sebastian Piñera, released the names of a list of special guests to the inauguration ceremony which includes well-known political leaders and social activists.
Inflation in Chile during February climbed 0,3%, well below market expectations, but still 7,8% in the last twelve months, the highest recorded since November 2008. The release was done by the country's stats institute, INE, and was indeed a positive announcement given the private estimates (0,6% and 0,7%) and the fact that inflation was effectively surging, 1,2% in January.
Chile's Lower House Monday passed 73 votes in favor, 41 against, and five abstentions the renewal of the State of Exception in four southern provinces in the Bíobio and La Araucanía regions. The measure still has to be approved by the Senate.
Non-industrial fishermen in the Chilean city of Osorno have requested President-elect Gabriel Boric to create a Ministry of the Sea and insisted on the need to change the Fisheries Law so as to eliminate trawling.
Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado wants to close the country's northern border as a new stage of the “state of exception” already in force in four provinces where the migration crisis is escalating.
Chile's government has decreed a State of Exception in the country's northern region to address the migration crisis, which has resulted in both an increase in crime and in acts of xenophobia, it was announced.
Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, in Chile during the twelve months of 2021 reached US$ 16,782 billion, the best amount since 2015, according to the Central bank which added it represented a 95% increase over 2020. Overall it was 62% higher than the average of the last five years, and 16% above the 2003/2021 average.
The Asian nation of Singapore Wednesday became the first country to join the Pacific Alliance as an Associated State to the group made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
A group of 23 Haitian migrants were stranded Sunday at Santiago's Arturo Merino Benítez international airport where they have filed for refugee status but nevertheless fear local authorities might deport them back to their country of origin where all lives are “at-risk” due to the ongoing crisis, according to Rodolfo Noriega of the local Migrant Ombudsman's Office.