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Tag: Manuel Monsalve

  • Sunday, April 28th 2024 - 13:37 UTC

    Chile in mourning after murder of 3 Carabineros officers

    Boric decreed three days of national mourning and pledged to capture those responsible

    Three non-commissioned officers of Chile's Carabineros Police were killed early Saturday in an ambush in the town of Cañete, near the city of Concepción, in the Bío Bío region some 500 kilometers south of Santiago. The crime, which is still under investigation, shocked the entire country. President Gabriel Boric Font promised it would not go unpunished and other officials even called for the reinstatement of the death penalty.

  • Wednesday, April 24th 2024 - 20:29 UTC

    US Ambassador in Santiago to remain mum following leaks to the press regarding confidential talks with Congress

    Meehan briefed Chilean lawmakers on initiatives to remove the South American country from the US Visa-Waver Program

    US Ambassador to Santiago Bernadette Meehan told Chilean lawmakers Wednesday that she would no longer be briefing them on the possible exclusion of the South American country from Washington's Visa-Waver program after details of her confidential meeting with parliamentarians were published by the website El Mostrador.

  • Friday, July 7th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Chile toughens migration controls

    According to statistics provided by the National Statistics Institute (INE) in April of this year, there are 1,482,390 foreigners living in Chile, of which 476,451 are Venezuelans.

    The Chilean government of President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday announced the creation of a committee to handle the expulsion of irregular migrants and develop a biometric registry of foreigners, it was reported in Santiago. The measure seeks to control irregular entries, such as those occurring at the northern border with Peru, of mostly Venezuelan people.

  • Friday, April 1st 2022 - 09:55 UTC

    Road assailants burn trucks in Chile's Araucanía

    “We have to assume that there is a historical debt with the Mapuche people,” Monsalve admitted

    A group of masked assailants burned three lorries in Chile's Araucanía region four days after the government of President Gabriel Boric decided not to extend the state of emergency on that area some 670 kilometers south of Santiago.