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Montevideo, December 4th 2021 - 20:17 UTC

Tag: Chilean Army

  • Tuesday, December 22nd 2020 - 08:46 UTC

    Chilean army base in Antarctica detects 36 positive Covid-19 cases; Navy support vessel blamed

     The Chilean army base “Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme”, where 36 positive cases of Covid-19 were reported

    A coronavirus outbreak with 36 positive tests was reported on Monday at a Chilean Army base in Antarctica, the only continent, up to now, free of the virus. The army's Monday release said that at the Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme base, following suspicions, swabbing testing was practiced in all personnel resulting in 36 positive cases, of which 26 belonging to the Army and ten to members of a contractor, doing maintenance work at the base.

  • Monday, September 24th 2012 - 03:23 UTC

    Chilean Army begins October demining of route leading to Torres del Paine park

      Over 150.000 tourists visit every year the renowned Torres del Paine Park

    The Chilean Army is scheduled to begin in October the clearance of anti-tank mines which are distributed on the sides of the route leading to the national Park of Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales and which were planted during the seventies at the height of a conflict with Argentina that almost ended in a full-fledged war.