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Tag: Biobio

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2023 - 09:12 UTC

    Chile: 14 killed in migrant settlement fire in Biobio

    All 14 victims were determined to be Venezuelan nationals

    At least 14 migrants were killed in a fire in the town of Coronel, some 530 kilometers south of Santiago, in the region of Biobio, it was reported Monday.

  • Friday, September 22nd 2023 - 09:30 UTC

    Mapuche rebels arrested in southern Chile

    The RML began its criminal activity in April 2020

    Chilean authorities in the Biobío region announced Thursday the arrest of at least 11 leaders of the Mapuche Lafkenche Resistance (RML), a radical group behind numerous attacks in the south of the country as a result of the territorial dispute between the state, indigenous groups and forestry companies that exploit lands considered ancestral by the indigenous people.

  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Heavy rains in Chile leave 2 people dead, thousands stranded

    The cutting of a bridge in the Maule region left just over 24,000 people stranded, Monsalve explained

    Heavy rains in central and southern Chile have resulted in at least two people dead plus thousands stranded or taken to shelters, it was reported Monday. The victims were a driver who was hit by a tree and a firefighter who was killed Sunday when trying to rescue a lamb from the river in the town of Cañete, in the Bíobio region, some 550 kilometers south of Santiago, Undersecretary of the Interior Manuel Monsalve said.

  • Thursday, February 9th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Evacuations ordered in Chile as wildfires run amok

    Eight people have been arrested for their possible involvement in the intentional lighting of the fires, Dresdner explained

    Chile's National Service for Disaster Prevention and Response (Senapred) Wednesday ordered the evacuation of 14 communes in the regions of Ñuble, Biobío, and La Araucanía, including Nacimiento, Purén, and Contulmo, which have all been particularly affected by the forest fires.

  • Saturday, February 6th 2021 - 04:29 UTC

    Thousands of dead fish wash up on a Chilean beach

    Locals alerted authorities to the incident, who then initiated an investigation into the incident.

    Thousands of fish mysteriously washed up on shore on Horcones Beach in Chile’s south-central Biobío region, amidst fears that changes in water temperature and quality may have been the cause.

  • Wednesday, October 31st 2018 - 08:23 UTC

    Argentina resumes natural gas export to Chile after twelve years

    The unconventional gas is being piped from Argentina’s oil- and gas-rich Vaca Muerta shale field, over the Andes mountain range to Chile’s southern provinces

    Argentina has begun exporting natural gas to Chile after a 12 year interlude, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera said on Tuesday, as the two neighboring countries seek to increasingly integrate their energy supply and electricity grids.