Chilean conservative presidential candidate Pablo Longueira unexpectedly quit his campaign due to depression, his son said, dealing another blow to an already weakened right-wing bloc four months from the general election.
The Chilean ruling conservative coalition finally patched up differences and decided to hold primaries for the November presidential vote next June 30. UDI, Independent Democratic Union and Chile’s largest party will support former Economy minister Pablo Longueira and RN, National Renovation, former Defence minister Andrés Allamand.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera shuffled his cabinet to allow ministers with presidential aspirations to leave, as his embattled conservative coalition seeks support before presidential elections in November 2013.
Chilean Public Works minister Laurence Golborne announced this week a 500 million dollars plan to revamp Santiago’s air terminal to address the ever growing number of national and international passengers.
Chilean President Sebastian Piñera performed a major shake up on his cabinet Monday, reshuffling several key ministers amid plummeting approval figures. Piñera approval rating recently fell to a low at 31% in part to due ongoing protests as students seek broad reforms to the nation's education system.
Opposition to the HydroAysén dam and power line project grew throughout Chile this past week in the wake of massive demonstrations protesting the project’s approval on Monday May 9 in southern Chile.
Mining and Energy Minister Laurence Golborne met with the Citizens’ Assembly of Magallanes Region (ACM) (extreme south of Chile) after the first of a series of meetings intended to resolve the Magallanes’ gas subsidy controversy.
The cost of producing energy keeps going up in Chile, as the drought in the north drags on and the international price of petroleum increases.
The Chilean government announced on Wednesday a string of measures to help prevent the possibility of more blackouts. Chile is in the middle of a yearlong drought, crippling its ability to produce hydroelectric power.
Energy and Mining Minister Laurence Golborne insisted on the last proposal made by the Chilean government to stop manifestations which would imply a 3% increase in hydrocarbon.