US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will be visiting Chile on 4/5 October as part of a tour of South American Pacific countries including Peru and Colombia, according to Chilean foreign ministry sources. The purpose is to continue working on the agenda addressed last June by presidents, Gabriel Boric and Joe Biden.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday announced his administration would seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in its current form and that, to that end, he will seek endorsement from all political parties.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke this week to the Chilean President Gabriel Boric and both leaders reaffirmed trade relations and the long standing defense relationship.
Chile's President Gabriel Boric Font Friday signed the so-called Escazú environmental agreement, which his predecessor Sebastián Piñera discarded at the last minute after having sponsored it. “We have changed course,” Boric said.
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.