An Ipsos survey released Thursday has shown that 60% of Chileans were in favour of launching the impeachment process against President Sebastián Piñera for the obscure deals for which his name ended up included in the so-called Pandora Papers investigations.
Chile's Navy Wednesday took action against protesting fishermen off Valparaíso, who were insisted they had not worked for more than 100 days and demanded promises made eight years ago be delivered.
At least two people have died and no less than 450 others were arrested Monday in Santiago and other parts of Chile as demonstrators took to the streets to commemorate the second anniversary of the popular uprisings which led to a series of changes, including a Constitutional reform which is currently being drafted.
Given the favourable results that the Magallanes Region, extreme south of Chile is showing in its battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, Chilean authorities have decided to lessen the restrictions both for incoming domestic and international travellers arriving at Punta Arenas airport.
Trade, health and the post-pandemic, communications and the Pacific basin were some of the issues addressed by Chilean president Sebastian Piñera with his Uruguayan peer, Luis Lacalle Pou, during a one-day visit to Montevideo.
Chilean president Sebastián Piñera with a delegation of two ministers and members of congress will be arriving Monday morning in Montevideo for a meeting with president Luis Lacalle Pou, the second leg of a three countries tour of South America.
Chilean tourism operators are disappointed with the measures announced by the government regarding a greater opening of borders for foreign tourists. Among the rules which become effective next October first is the possibility that foreign visitors with the appropriate vaccine certificates can access Chile with a negative PCR, besides other requirements.
LATAM and Jetsmar will be resuming their flights to Punta Arenas from Santiago on November 2 and 4 respectively. The announcement by Magallanes Region officials followed the arrival of Sky airlines to Puerto Natales and the confirmation of two weekly flights, Tuesday and Thursdays until the end of the year.
A confession by Chile's Constitutional Convention's former Deputy Vice President Rodrigo Rojas Vade, who admitted it was not true that he had a deadly disease, continues to raise controversy nationwide.
The Monetary Council of the Chilean central bank surprised markets on Monday by deciding to increase the basic interest rate 75 base points to 1,5%, the highest jump since August 2001. According to a bank release, the decision from the council was unanimous, and well beyond market expectations that had estimated an increase of 25 to 50 base points.